Navy is Open for Business

Held Tuesday, April 5 from 2-4 p.m. Cherry Blossom Ballroom

Vie for the Chance to Pitch Your Company's Idea to the Department of the Navy

Are you convinced your company has the next big product, tool or idea for the sea services? Vie for the chance to make your case live and in person at Sea-Air-Space with our all-new Navy is Open for Business event.  

With this opportunity, small businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration, can submit an entry form that will be reviewed by the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs. DoN OSBP will select 10 to 12 companies with the most promising submissions will secure a 10-minute spot to present their idea to our series of panelists and audience.


Submit Your Idea

If your company wants to gain the chance to present to our panelists and audience, fill out this form and your submission will be reviewed by the DoN OSBP.

Disclaimer: Participation in this event is not a solicitation for any business opportunity, guarantee or promise of any award, contract, commitment or endorsement from the Department of the Navy.

This event is open to the public. Do not include or disclose any confidential or proprietary information during presentation.

Deadline to Submit: March 11

Please note all fields are required for submission.

Selected Companies Will be Contacted by March 25

Our Presenting Companies

  • Chirality Capital Consulting
  • Chitra Productions LLC
  • Giesler LLC
  • International Trade Management Group LLC
  • JA Moody
  • Maritime Arresting Technologies
  • Maureen Data Systems/FylaxCyber
  • Metamagnetics Inc. 
  • Mistral Inc.
  • Physical Sciences Inc.
  • Syntonics LLC
  • Vision Engineering Solutions LLC

Our Panel

Mr. Jimmy Smith
Director, Department of Navy Office of Small Business Programs
Col. Ross A. Monta
Portfolio Manager
Supporting Establishment Systems
Marine Corps Systems Command
Mr. Howard Berkof
Deputy Program Manager
PMS 501 / PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants
Mr. John Meyers
Executive Director
Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division Orlando
Ms. Whitney Tallarico
Program Manager, ONR

Hosted by the Navy League's Emcee

Marine veteran  “Mohawk” Matt Denny is chief awesome officer of Denny Industries, a venture he started after a long career as a Navy civilian. Matt most recently served as Agile Coach and Marketing Consultant for Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. Prior to that, he worked at NavalX. With his passion for human-centered design and a deep desire to ensure the voice of the workforce is heard, he quickly developed the Mohawk Matt persona, facilitating conversations and providing a microphone for the workforce. Matt does what he does, the best way he can, by being himself. Little gets in his way if it needs to get done, and then he finds a way to do it. Its that simple. That’s how his brain works. If you doubt it, ask about the one-day procurement that earned him the title “Bureaucracy Slayer.” 


"Mohawk" Matt Denny