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Pathfinder: Selling or Innovating with VA

Presentation: 24.01.25 Pathfinder - Selling or Innovating with VA.pdf

Are you an individual or part of a business, organization, or institution that wants to improve Veteran care? Pathfinder will demystify selling to and innovating with the Department of Veterans Affairs by giving you the tools you need to understand and navigate the process: understand Pathfinder, explore opportunities, submit your Interest, and engage with the VA. The Department of Veterans Affairs launched in June 2022, serving as a focus point for industry partners to sell and innovate with the VA. It ensures vendors have transparency, equity, and improves the VA’s response time. Join us as Ashley Hammond, VA Category Management Support Office, discusses the benefits of Pathfinder to Veteran-Owned businesses and the small business community. 

Thursday, January 25, 2024,  

2 PM ET - 3 PM ET

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