TIC Consortium is a private network of entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to do business with the U.S. government.
Join the consortium for exclusive invitations to meetups, pitch competitions, B2B strategy sessions, and B2G networking opportunities.
Join at one of 4 levels:
The Solo Entrepreneur ($200/yr) - Are you inventing cold fusion in your garage somewhere in fly-over country? We want you on our team. Attend our virtual meetups to meet insiders who can help you get your foot in the door.
Small Business, 2-10 Employees ($500/yr) - So you've made the jump and you have a startup. Maybe you have desk rented in a coworking space somewhere. What is going to be your big break? Join TIC Consortium to meet mentors, clients and teaming partners who can help you get to the next level.
Medium Business, 21-50 Employees ($1000/yr) - Your company is successful already, but you want to scale. Use TIC Consortium to discover a whole ecosystem of resources to help your company punch above its weight.
Large Business, 51+ Employees ($2000/yr) - You are an innovative company that wants to stay connected to the startups and small businesses in your ecosystem. Perhaps you need to acquire businesses, or subcontract. TIC Consortium is your ecosystem for discovering great opportunities.
Need more info? Here's a quick F.A.Q. based on what we are hearing from interested companies and innovators...
Q: Can government employees and active duty military join the Consortium
A: Yes. Government and active military may join for free.
Q: How does TIC Consortium work exactly? What do members get?
A: TIC Consortium members will receive free or deeply discounted access to live and virtual events throughout the year that expose them to government clients, real problems to solve, prospective investors and contract teams. The Consortium will also host webinars for TIC Consortium members to hear directly from government clients and investors.
Q: How does TIC Consortium compare to other defense trade associations, OTA Consortia and defense industry groups?
A: TIC Consortium casts a wide net to be inclusive of companies, innovators and ideas across mulitple verticles and fields. We are in an age where there is more specialization and at the same time more convergence between specialties. For the past 5 years we have worked to "put community back in the intelligence community" and also to define the intelligence community much more broadly than just military or government intelligence. Our view is that the future of security, both for the public sector and private, will require a broad array of information related specialties working in concert to solve our biggest problems. Current trade associations sometimes fail to meet the primary need of companies, which is to land contracts and new clients. Current OTA Consortia are specialized by niche for good reason. TIC Consortia will work towards collaborating with trade associations and OTA Consortia in their areas of focus because we believe in a team of teams approach to national security. We promote other groups and consortia, even if we don't have a formal relationship with them.
Q: What types of companies are joining the Consortium?
A: A wide range of companies including cybersecurity firms, small businesses focused on AI, machine learning, IoT, crowdsourcing intelligence and much more. The common thread has been a keen interest to solve important problems in national security.
Q: Is TIC Consortium just for tech startups and nontraditional companies, or is it also a good network for more traditional government contractors?
A: All companies and individuals are welcome into TIC Consortium, which is a broad network of companies and entrepreneurs. Our OTA Consortium is being designed with small businesses and nontraditional companies in mind, but there may be opportunities for certain government contracts to participate in OTAs based on the government requirements and the company's capabilities. TIC Consortium will promote a total economy of B2G and B2B products and services through virtual and live events, newsletters and online groups.
Q: We might want to join the Consortium at a later date. In the mean time, is it still possible to attend events and participate with TIC Consortium as a non-member?
A: Yes. Most events will be open to the public but ticketed. Consortium members have free or reduced ticket access to all events. Some events will be exclusive to Consortium members.
Q: Is TIC Consortium an OTA Consortium?
A: Yes and No ... TIC Consortium is a broader coalition of companies and innovators than just those interested in OTAs. However, TIC is currently setting up an OTA Consortium as a component of TIC Consortium. Joining TIC Consortium will expose you and your company to other innovative companies and government clients who may want to leverage OTAs or other rapid acquisition vehicles in order to ease the burden of government contracting. We are committed to educating you about these contracting vehicles, introducing you to interested government and private sector clients, prospective investors and contract teammates.
* Dues are billed annually