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Matchmaking and Networking

The Georgia MBDA Business Center provides matchmaking and networking opportunities to both clients and prime contractors. To date, our matchmaking events have resulted in billions of dollars in awarded contracts and sales.

In 2020, two clients from our START to Build Program received contracts from a major corporation opening a campus in the Atlanta area. Our Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) manufacturing firms have also won contracts through the Fast Pitch Matchmaking sessions at our annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit. No matter your industry or background, we can assist you with forming meaningful connections that last.

Participating in Matchmaking as a Center Client

If you are an established MBE seeking to scale and enter new markets, you can participate in matchmaking via our programs. As a client, you can meet with corporations and other potential customers in our START to Build and Health Care Expert Alliance Roundtable (HEART) programs, as well as with other clients in Network of Champions, our client-only quarterly networking series.

Participating in Matchmaking as a Corporation/Organization Seeking MBE Suppliers

Are you seeking to build out your pipeline of diverse suppliers? We provide both group and direct one-on-one matchmaking across industries to help you connect with experienced MBEs.

If you are interested in learning more about our matchmaking events, please contact Lauren Roberts at lauren.roberts@innovate.gatech.edu.