Montie Design Kicks Off 2011 Lunch and Learns in Style

Over two dozen attendees engaged in networking and education at the first Lunch and Learn event of the new year hosted by Montie Design and the RTP Product Development Guild January 19.

Barry Cox presenting to crowd

Barry Cox of Wyle Labs presented “Alphabet Soup: The Acronyms and Steps of Military Contracting” sharing important insights related to the business of developing and bringing engineered products to market.

Barry’s interactive session was well-received, with audience questions targeting a myriad of different confusing elements of defense industry contracting. Peer-to-peer conversations after the presentation spilled out of the Montie Design studio and into the main lobby, with many attendees staying well over the allotted time to share leads and business expertise with one another.

The next Lunch and Learn is February 2, featuring Jeff Smith, Trajectory Business Services presenting, “Who’s Your Product?  Putting the Right Name on What You Sell.”

Over two dozen attendees attended for education and networking

Look for more information in the next Montie Design newsletter coming out soon.

The rest of the Q1 2011 lineup includes:

Wed, Feb 16
Raising Capital and Cash Flow Enhancement in the New Economy
Featuring Susan Hasty, BCF, and Phil Apostolico, Guardian Ins.

Wed, Mar 2
Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property: Non-disclosure Agreements
Featuring John Slaughter, Moore & Van Allen

Wed, Mar 16
Steps to Increased Sales: Creating a Dependable Sales Funnel
Featuring Pam Cardozo, The Ultimate Sales Connection

Jan 19 – Barry Cox / Wyle Labs Lunch and Learn

If recent history has taught us anything, it’s that the business community cannot sit back and wait for someone else to deliver economic development. Collaboration, encouragement, and action are proven paths to success, and it’s a constant work in progress.
To that end Montie Design, in partnership with the RTP Product Development Guild‚ introduces the Montie Design Lunch and Learn series of semi-monthly presentation and networking events in 2011.
Each Lunch and Learn provides access to industry contacts and important insights related to the business of developing and bringing engineered products to market. Speakers at these events are expert practitioners in their fields, thoughtfully selected for their knowledge, professionalism, and willingness to support entrepreneurial growth. If you are involved in the technical or business side of designing and producing innovative products and technologies, Montie Design Lunch and Learns can help you find solutions and resources to help you prosper.
Our first Lunch and Learn features Barry Cox of Wyle Labs presenting “Alphabet Soup: The Acronyms and Steps of Military Contracting” on Wednesday, January 19. Barry’s presentation will introduce attendees to Department of Defense contracting, providing steps small businesses should take to prepare for DoD business and information on how to locate business opportunities and agencies who exist to help you succeed. A bio detailing Barry’s background and experience appears below.
Attendance is capped at 25, so reserve your space now. Tickets are priced at $20, but enter the discount code “alphabet” when registering to receive a $10 discount. The event will include a catered lunch by Panera Bread; all proceeds will be donated to Post 7383 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The January 19 Lunch and Learn will be held at the Montie Design studio, 100 Dominion Drive, Suite 101, just south of RDU Airport in Morrisville, from noon to 1:15 p.m., with plenty of time for discussion and networking before and after the presentation.
We look forward to your participation!
Montie Roland
Montie Design

About Barry Cox

Barry Cox has over twenty-seven years as a manager, director, and leader in the Department of Defense and Defense Industry to include 18 years providing program management for AF and USG acquisitions and training programs. Barry is currently a Business Manager for Wyle Laboratories conducting business development efforts in Fayetteville, N.C. focusing on expanding Wyle service to DoD and USG agencies in the Carolinas. He previously served as Project Manager for USD/SO-LIC delivering quick turn R&D for Irregular Warfare and counter-terrorism programs. Barry provided operations management, requirements definition and acquisitions management for HQ USAF. Barry served 12 years in the USAF in command, control and communications (C3), battle management (BM), data link operations, electronic warfare, training and counterdrug operations in the joint, combined, and interagency arenas. He has worked for small businesses serving DoD needs and has worked with small businesses to develop and pursue opportunities in DoD and the USG.