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Pitching to Government Agencies

May 01st 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Attendees will learn how to create "elevator pitches", business to business matchmaker pitches, and tech-forum or demo day pitches to potential partners, investor, or customers.


After crafting the pitches attendees will have the opportunity to practice what they've developed and receive feedback. We'll cover all of the basic elements needed for each type of pitch, as well as the length and objective(s) of each one. Participants will learn about each element of the various types of pitches and how to maximize results. We'll also give tips on what to include and what not to include, as well as time management objectives. 



Rich Lyles is the Manager for the Procurement Technical Assistance Center in the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network. Previously, he worked as a Government Contracts Advisor and as the Deputy Director of the Procurement Outreach Program in the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development for five years. Rich is a 1991 graduate of UNLV with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and received his MBA from UNLV in 1994. Beginning in college in 1990 Rich first worked in the public sector with the Bureau of Reclamation and after three years worked in the private sector as the CFO and the General Manager for two small government contractors. 


Andi Lewis joined the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in July of 2013. She has three years of PTAC experience with the SE PA PTAC, where she managed the Kutztown University PTAC program which had over 250 clients. She is a certified Veteran’s Assistance Counselor with the VA. Other specialty areas include government marketing, online government research, and scientific and technical writing. Prior to working for the KU SBDC, Andrea worked for the Wyoming Women’s Business Center in Laramie. She has eight years of maintenance logistics analyst experience working for government contractors such as Computer Sciences Corporation and VSE while at the Pacific Missile Test Center in Pt Mugu, California. She spent ten years as a Naval Officer in the Naval Reserves, based primarily at PMTC.


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For those that are unable to attend ‘live” at that time, the program will be recorded and registered attendees will receive a link to the recorded session.