Market Invention & DoD Contracting

About Merit

Merit is a market invention agency.  More than a traditional brand development agency, Merit maintains a focus on achieving category leadership for its clients regardless of their current size. Business strategy drives everything at Merit. These are the folks who put strategic intent above all else and in doing so help shape the future. As defined by Merit:  Market invention is a paradigm shift that rejects industry standards in favor of a bold, new vision. Merit is driving that shift to shape a bold new future with its clients.

DIB Tech Talk Episode:

Have you ever wondered what the future of defense contracting holds? What about how you can help shape the future of the defense industry?

This video features Market Invention expert Adam Vasquez talking about shaping the future of defense contracting. Adam is an expert at redefining markets to shape the future. This conversation focuses on the trends shaping the future of the defense industry.


About Collaborative Compositions:

We provide business development consulting services for the federal sector.

Govmates – Government Matchmaking


About Govmates:

This video features Govmates matchmakers as well as co-founders Stephanie Alexander and Katie Bilek, and they talk about meeting your perfect match in government contracting. 

Govmates has assisted with more than 30,000 matches from their system of more than 4,500 government contractors.  They are experts in creating valuable relationships within the federal sector.

Govmates is a technology scouting platform.  They merge the best practices of technology as well as the human element to promote non-traditional defense contractors within the federal community.  Govmates is providing amazing new resources and relationship development opportunities via their partnership with OT Consortia Management firm ATI.

DIB Tech Talk Episode:

Have you ever wanted an unlimited Rolodex of resources?  What about hand-picked matches to help grow your government contracting business?

We discuss the way they’re providing assistance to large and small federal contractors as well as providing a matchmaking platform.  This enables government agencies to connect one-on-one with small and non-traditional defense contractors.  Federal Contractors use this support for small business outreach, market research, sources sought, and supplier diversity initiatives.

Collaborative Compositions:

We work closely with world class partners like Govmates and we deliver valuable resources and helpful information.  Our goal is to help drive enterprise as well as defense innovation throughout the country.

More about the Strides Agency:

The Strides Agency is a digital marketing and communications agency and you can find out more about the Strides Agency at Strides.Agency

Stay tuned for more interesting DIB Tech Talk episodes coming soon!

Democratizing Deep Tech to Drive Defense Innovation

Have you ever wondered how the defense innovation ecosystem works with venture capital and the everyday entrepreneur to drive the commercialization of defense and dual-use technologies? In this DIB Tech Talk interview, I talk with Principal of FedTech Mike Bynum about how he works with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and even established contractors to drive the democratization of Deep Tech. We discuss the role of venture capital in defense technology development, how FedTech helps facilitate an entrepreneur-driven innovation ecosystem, and how the defense community benefits from these efforts.

About FedTech: Backed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), FedTech is a unique private venture firm commercializing deep tech across DoD, NASA, DoE, universities and other national labs. FedTech builds startups around breakthrough technology from the world’s most advanced research facilities.

About Mike: Mike leads the Defense Innovation Accelerator to empower entrepreneurs by facilitating the co-development of startups around breakthrough technologies. Prior to FedTech Mike lead the Sports Tech and Esports focused Global Accelerator at Stadia Ventures and was on the boards of The BALSA Foundation and the Esports Trade Association.

Collaborative Compositions works closely with world class partners like Mike and FedTech to deliver high value resources and helpful information to drive entrepreneurialism and defense innovation throughout the country.

More about the Strides Agency:  The Strides Agency is a digital marketing and communications agency. Find out more about the Strides Agency at Strides.Agency

Stay tuned for more interesting DIB Tech Talk episodes coming soon!