TechConnect is a rapid screening, market research event for USG agencies/departments put on gratis by the non-profit MissionLink. TechConnect exposes U.S. Government personnel to cutting-edge capabilities that fall into capability gap areas their agencies designate and enables them to interact with senior executives of innovative technology companies relevant to USG technology requirements. The strength of TechConnect is based on the quality of the advisory board and principal firms that compose MissionLink, followed closely by the methodology employed for screening hundreds of companies with little effort for the USG and in the fact that there is negligible cost to the USG as companies attend at their own expense. There is no promise of continued contact or a contract resulting from TechConnect, and MissionLink companies may or may not be selected by the USG sponsor to participate in the event.
TechConnect events feature senior executives of select technology companies who present seven minute fast-pitch overviews of their capabilities to government audiences. Following the fast-pitch presentations, each company is available for break-out sessions where attending USG technologists can meet with representatives from the company to conduct a deeper dive into the capabilities and solutions the company offers.