The government desperately needs commercial tech, but let’s be real — breaking into the federal market is hard. There is a lot of time, money, and risk involved. Here are a few things every tech company should think about if interested in scaling in the federal market.
Top VCs are realizing the value the federal market offers tech companies. These VCs are making more investments in companies that have federal applications and support their portfolio companies as they break into the federal market.
Dcode connects the tech industry and government to drive commercial innovation in the federal market. Dcode’s mission is to improve the way the government runs by helping emerging tech companies, federal agencies, and industry partners understand each other and work together.
It’s hard to get emerging tech to engage with government solicitations. Once you’ve scoped your organization's problem sets and tech needs, here are some ways to tech scout like an investor, market like an accelerator, and engage with the right tech that can improve mission outcomes.
Government innovation efforts may look different in 2021. The good news is that federal agencies can learn from those that have done it before as well as private sector partners focused on federal. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel here.
The SBIR program is designed to encourage small businesses to go after federal contracts — it’s highly competitive nature and phasing purposely created to spur innovation. Read about the Dcode alumni with SBIRs and how to work with them.
The same way many emerging tech companies answered the call to help the government respond to the Covid-19 crisis, these fully Vetted for Federal™ alumni companies are using their tech to help the government maintain communication continuity, identify malicious software, and uncover new information related to the breach.