GovBizConnect featured in Forbes

GovBizConnect was profiled in Forbes by small business expert, Gene Marks. Writes Marks:

It’s getting easier to do business with the government.

GovBizConnect, a social network that connects small and large government contractors, has expanded its features to include “tens of thousands of business profiles, a powerful search capability, and a full suite of social networking features enabling companies to find and contact the right teaming partner,” according to its CEO. (Source: GovBizConnect press release)
Why this is important for your business:

It’s not just what you know – it’s who you know. Many of my clients have been frustrated with the bureaucracy in their attempts to do business with the government. Others have discovered that working with firms that are already doing business with the government is an easier path to working on government contracts. This service will make it easier to find those potential partners.

GovBizConnect was featured alongside Lyft, DocuSign, and BambooHR.

The New GovBizConnect is Here

We’re pleased to announce that the latest version of GovBizConnect is now live. We’ve made a lot of cool improvements. Our beta users gave us great feedback on features, functions, and how best to solve their pain points as federal business development professionals. We’ve incorporated this into the latest version.

The New GovBizConnect has the features you need to turn teaming from a headache into a competitive advantage. Based on feedback from you, we’ve made some major changes to the platform:

  • Intuitive user interfacewith private messaging and a real-time activity feed like LinkedIn and Facebook which means no learning curve
  • Cloud-based means all you need to access GovBizConnect is an internet connection so your business development staff as access where and when they need it
  • 30+ data fields enables you to build a customized profile for your business to communicate your value proposition to thousands of prospective teaming partners
  • Powerful searchto find the perfect teaming partner for your business rapidly
  • 20,000 profilesfilled with the information you need to search, filter, and identify the best partners for your contracting needs
  • Optional two-factor authentication…provides additional security protection for all GovBizConnect customers

You can register here.

Be sure to check out our new ad below and take a look at our press release.

GovBizConnect Launches New Cloud-Based Product


Startup Leverages Big Data to Change How Government Contractors Find Teaming Partners in $2 Trillion Market

SOMERS, CONN. – (February 22, 2017) Today technology startup GovBizConnect, Inc.—the first and only professional social network connecting small and large government contractors—launched its new cloud-based platform for government contractors following a limited beta release.

Every year roughly $2 trillion dollars in government contracts are issued at the federal, state, and local level. Small and large contractors partner for a variety of competitive and regulatory reasons. “Right now the system for finding teaming partners is stuck in the 20th century,” explains co-founder and CEO Tom Skypek. “Much of it remains dependent on the good ol’ boy network which is simply ineffective when there are tens of thousands of great government contractors.”

The new product features tens of thousands of business profiles, a powerful search capability, and a full suite of social networking features enabling companies to find and contact the right teaming partner. GovBizConnect also offers optional two-factor authentication to provided added security to its users.

“We’ve learned a lot in the past year. We’ve talked to a lot of customers and validated our market. We’re using data and technology to solve a systemic business problem in the government contracting world and alleviating pains for our users,” explains Skypek.

“We’ve got a range of companies in our database from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) to Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Google (NASDQ: GOOGL)—and thousands of outstanding small- and medium-sized businesses who are strong teaming partners for these Fortune 500 firms. Government is finally beginning to embrace digital and we’re at the pointy end of the spear when it comes to digital adoption in the government contracting space and the GovTech movement.”

The company was founded in 2015 by Tom Skypek, a former Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) consultant, and includes former Booz Allen Executive Vice President Bill Thoet as an advisor. Skypek founded the company after seeing the inefficiencies of the current contractor teaming system firsthand.

Companies can access GovBizConnect on a subscription basis.

What is GovBizConnect?

GovBizConnect (GBC) is the first and only professional social network connecting small and large government contractors. GBC enables users to build tailored business profiles based on capabilities, certifications, past performance, and other criteria. The company has been featured in Washington Business Journal, Nextgov, Washington Technology, Costco Magazine, and identified as a top 100 GovTech brand by analytics firm Onalytica.


Media Contact: Tom Skypek,, phone: (860) 341-1925

GovBizConnect Webinar Series: Successful Strategies for Teaming, Joint Venturing, and Mentor Protégé Relationships

Last week, we had our first of our four webinars with Cohen Seglias. Government contracting experts Maria Panichelli and Ed DeLisle presented an overview of the various types of teaming arrangements. You can download the slides below.

GovBizConnect Teaming Webinar 2.15.17

We hope you will join us for the next three GovBizConnect webinars:

GovCon Webinar Series 2017: Sponsored by Cohen Seglias & GovBizConnect

We’re excited to announce a webinar series with our partners at the law firm Cohen Seglias, Maria Panichelli and Ed DeLisle. Maria and Ed, attorneys who specialize in government contracting law, have shared this expertise with us before in a popular blog series. And now we’re pleased to offer a free webinar series with Maria and Ed which will focus on four deep-dive topics:

To sign up, simply register by clicking the links for the sessions.

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