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Public Spend Forum: Tech showcase for government suppliers; GovMarket Growth MasterMind

11/12/2021 By

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public buying everywhere. GovShop is its free-to-use global government market research tool for finding and connecting with suppliers. Read more from PSF and GovShop founder Raj Sharma here: Working towards a more open and accessible public sector marketplace – for suppliers and buyers.

And take a look at this LinkedIn post from Raj to get a feel for why he cares so much about Open Government Markets.

This week’s latest from PSF:

Emerging Tech and Innovation Showcase

The Tech Pitch Showcase is a weekly no-cost platform for emerging and diverse companies to showcase their cutting-edge product or service to help them stand out in the government market.

The format is fast — 4 entrepreneurs have 5 minutes each to pitch infront of a team of buyers from Federal, state and local government agencies.

Attend if you are in government to help lower the barriers to entry for emerging suppliers and hear about innovative solutions that you should know about.

Attend if you are a supplying company and want to learn from your peers about what makes for a great GovMarket tech pitch.

The next TechPitch takes place Thursday, November 18, 3:00-3:25 pm EDT

Next week’s pitchers will be:

  • Hunter Woodruff, VP of Sales and Distribution, Tracks North America
  • Collin Voyles, Senior Project Engineer, wi-fiber
  • Madison Jones, Director, Additive at Scale
  • Colby Humphrey, Chief Intelligence Officer, SafeTech

Learn more and apply to present a pitch, here.

Watch a video of previous pitches here.

GovMarket Growth MasterMind

Attend to build leads and identify the right opportunities. Learn about high-growth strategies that help you create a robust pipeline, reduce your time to revenue, and help build scale. This event is only for GovShop Subscription holders.

These weekly MasterMind classes are Raj Sharma, CEO and Founder of Public Spend Forum, leaders and experts from PSF’s global network and entrepreneurs who are working to drive growth in their businesses.

As part of “Growth MasterMind” they will:

  • Discuss one growth framework or strategy with specific examples, presented by Raj and other experts, based on proven growth principles
  • Have a group discussion on how the strategy can be applied to your business
  • Have an open Q&A

Join on Wed, Nov 24, 2021 1:00‒2:00 pm EST

And in other news … 

City of London is the first governing body to join MSDUK

26 built environment climate action initiatives announced at COP26 

GovTech Summit 2021 ‘Build Back Digital’

European digital public sphere, what it is and why we need it

NASA seeks public’s help to train AI for Mars Rovers

European Commission to invest nearly €2 billion from the Digital Europe Programme to advance on the digital transition

Europe’s space sector seeks to boost commercialisation

Green Blue Deal for the Middle East wins Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award

Government urged to create ‘Domesday Book’ of public contracts

Interesting and useful material:

The GovShop Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) — is a one-stop-shop containing anything a small business would need to know to navigate public procurement in the United States, and beyond.

The 7 Principles for GovMarket Growth can be downloaded for free.

Meet Jack for a free GovShop demo

If you’d like to meet Jack from the GovShop customer success team, you can book a free consultation and demo to learn how to optimize your profile and get the most out of GovShop, the free government buyer/supplier matching and shortlisting database. From claiming your supplier profile and optimizing your keywords, to standing out in a crowded market and building your sales pipeline, email Jack to help.

Contact Public Spend Forum

Contact if you’d like to understand more about public procurement, the effect of the pandemic, where to find suppliers for a specific category, or any other burning issue you have.

PSF would also love to hear from you if you have a success story within your organization you’d like to share. If you’d like to share your opinions or insight on a public-procurement-relevant issue please see the Guest Author Guidelines here.