DoD Mentor-Protégé Overview

Mar 26 10:00 am — 11:00 am

Are you a federal contractor or Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) looking to strategically plan for your future contracting goals? Join us to learn if the Department of Defense’s Mentor-Protégé Program is a good fit for you.

The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program is often seen by small businesses as a goal to obtain larger contracts, which can work and often doesn’t. This training will provide the basics of the program including what the program is, who can participate, and steps to get started. We will also discuss the risks, benefits, and commitments that the program requires. Several cases will be discussed including one that was successful and one that was not successful so you can determine if jumping into DoD Mentor-Protégé is right for you!

Webinar Topics Include:

  • What the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program is
  • Who can participate in the program
  • Benefits, risks, and expectations of the program
  • How to get started

Meet Your Speaker

Mary Jo Juarez

Procurement Specialist

Norcal APEX Accelerator

Mary Jo Juarez has extensive contracting experience as a former Contracting Officer for the Department of the Navy. In her position as the Deputy for Small Business, Mary Jo discovered her lasting passion of educating and helping small businesses to become successful in obtaining and performing in the government contracting arena. She specializes in working with small businesses to help them understand and work through the maze of regulations and requirements in government contracting. Mary Jo is a “connector “of small businesses, agencies, and prime contractors; helping to establish relationships which benefit all parties. She holds a BA from the Evergreen State College, MBA from City University, and has been working on the Doctorate in Business Education at Argosy University.

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Registration Cost: FREE

Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

Event Contact: Norcal APEX Accelerator

P: (707) 267-7561


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This No-Cost Training Event is Hosted by

Norcal APEX Accelerator

Northern California APEX Accelerator is a government-funded nonprofit formed to help small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.