SBA Mentor-Protégé Overview

Mar 12 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 Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program is a good fit for you.

Join us to learn about the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program, with specific attention to the content requirements of the Mentor Protégé Agreement (MPA). We will discuss roles and responsibilities of both parties including assistance provided by the mentor, milestones, and program compliance.

We will also cover Joint Venture Agreements between the parties to the MPA including content requirements, roles and responsibilities, submission requirements, and required review and approval.

Webinar Topics Include:

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

Meet Your Speaker

Paul Tavernia,

Procurement Specialist

Norcal APEX Accelerator

Paul Tavernia recently started with the Norcal APEX Accelerator (formerly Norcal PTAC) team as a business counselor and trainer. Prior to joining the APEX Accelerator team, Mr. Tavernia spent over 16 years working for the U.S. Small Business Administration. His initial position at the SBA was as a loan specialist in the SBA Sacramento loan processing center, however, most of his tenure at the SBA was in the Sacramento District Office as the team leader of business opportunity specialists focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs primarily in the federal contracting arena. In addition to ensuring regulatory compliance, he and his team provided significant business development support through assistance with certifications, one on one counseling, as well as marketing and outreach events and education.

Before his federal service, Mr. Tavernia spent over 20 years in the private sector in a variety of sales and marketing positions, mostly in the information technology industry. Mr. Tavernia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada.

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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.