Beyond B2B: Connecting for Growth
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Beyond B2B: Connecting for Growth

4 April 2018
Location: Independence, Ohio
Venue: Holiday Inn Cleveland-S Independence

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Upcoming Beyond B2B Events:

  • 4 April 2018, Independence, OH, co-sponsored by Ohio Aerospace Institute
  • 11 April 2018, Startup Showcase, New Orleans, LA
  • Summer 2018, Denver, CO; Introductory Lunch 27 April  – contact  Tobey Jackson for more information

For information contact Tobey Jackson



What is Beyond B2B?


AIAA’s Beyond B2B event is more than just the average business to business matchmaking/networking program. The goal is to connect entrepreneurs and small businesses from all industries, including those from outside of the aerospace industry, with medium and large aerospace and defense companies. This fast-paced, one-day event encourages collaboration among startups/small businesses and big business.

Participants Include

Why Attend

Large Businesses/Government Agencies

  • Stay on top of trends and innovation. Startups and small businesses are valuable sources of innovation and solutions.
  • Save time, money and effort. The work of identifying, researching and organizing meetings with startups and small businesses has been done for you.
  • Form mutually beneficial partnerships. Find new technologies, subcontractors, vendors and collaborators.

Small businesses/Startups

  • Gain exposure to new markets and more customers
  • Obtain support resources
  • Find potential new sources of funding
  • Increase visibility by aligning with established companies
  • Discover new partnerships, collaborations and business opportunities

What the Day Looks Like

  • Tabletop exhibits
  • Matchmaking
  • Large business and government agency pitches
  • Small business/startup pitches
  • Hosted Tables
  • Networking breaks and reception

Registration and Sponsorships

Click Here to Register

Exhibits and Sponsorships

Contact Tobey Jackson at or 703.264.7570.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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About AIAA

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.