2023 NH Small Business Matchmaker

2023 NH Small Business Matchmaker
2023 MM

Meet with 30+ federal agencies and prime contractors, all on one day, all in one place.

Connect with new federal customers, re-engage with existing customers and network with 200 other small businesses and resource partners.

This event offers an effective, efficient, in person opportunity to connect with government contracting representatives. Leading up to and following the Matchmaker, take advantage of online workshops covering topics relevant to small business suppliers.

Thank you to lead supporter BAE Systems, and to Live Oak Bank and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Cosponsored by SBA NH District Office, APEX Accelerator/NH PTAC, and NH SBDC.


In-person NH Small Business Matchmaker

Wednesday, April 12
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Manchester Community College

The NH Small Business Matchmaker brings small businesses together with prime contractors and federal and state agencies. Its design allows small businesses to meet with exhibitors that are looking for small businesses with appropriate services or products to fulfill their government contracts. Small business resources are also available.

We strive for a relaxed atmosphere. The event allows for ample opportunity for small businesses to meet with their desired exhibitors but is not structured with scheduled appointments.   Meetings occur on a first come basis.  Please remember to keep meetings meaningful but brief (up to 10 minutes), and everyone will get their turn. This event provides great networking opportunities so come prepared with plenty of business cards and get ready to make connections and build relationships.

Important Matchmaker Documents:

Evaluation for Small Business Attendees
Small Business Contact List (UPDATED)
Exhibitors & Small Business Resource Contact List

Exhibitors Opportunities 


2023 Exhibitors

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center - Hanscom AFB
Army Corp of Engineers, New England Division
BAE Systems
Bureau of Prisons - Berlin Federal Corrections Institution

Charter Contracting Company

Cianbro Corporation  

Elbit Systems 

Environmental Protection Agency - New England District
Federal Aviation Administration
General Services Administration 
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, LLC
Industrial Economics, Inc

KMK Construction, Inc.
L3Harris Technologies

Methuen Construction Co.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Naval Sea Logistics Center, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Raytheon Technologies
Safran Optics 1
Sig Sauer, Inc.
Triumph Engine Control Systems
U.S. DOT, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Veterans Health Administration / Network Contracting Office 1



Online Workshops

This year we are hosting free online workshops prior to and directly after the Matchmaker. Register for one or more, and recommend to members of your team that they register and attend appropriate workshops, too.

If you have not attended a Matchmaker before, check out the Pre-Matchmaker and Post-Matchmaker workshops to equip yourself with what you need to know to have a successful day and follow up. 

Preparing for the Upcoming Matchmaker Recording
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Exhibitor Panel of Small Business Specialists Recording
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Ins and Outs of Financing and Bonding Your Government Contract Recording
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Which Certifications Make Sense for Your Small Business? Recording
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Post Matchmaker...Now What? Recording
Friday, April 14, 2023


Matchmaker cosponsors logos

Supported by:

BAE, LiveOak, GS

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