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Immersive Concepts’ CEO, Rubin Sloan was tapped to be a guest speaker by event organizers of the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s (PTAC) HUBZone Connections event held at the University of Maryland’s Samuel Riggs Alumni Center on May 2nd, 2019.  

Representing Immersive Concepts’ CEO Rubin, along with Ms. Dottie Li of Transpacific Communications, Ms. Lily Milliner of Delmock Technologies, Ms. Shirley Bailey of MSC Management Services, and Ms. Mary Lee Kolich of the MDPTAC addressed a room of over 250 small business and government attendees on their experience Leveraging Small Business Certifications to gain a Competitive Edge. The panel focused on highlighting the benefits to small businesses who acquire certifications such as 8a, HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), or Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Rubin and the small business panelists discussed how these certifications open up a revenue stream only available to small business government contractors through already established small business set-asides and sole-source contracts.


Having small business certifications has served as an additional differentiator and allowed Immersive Concepts to increase visibility to potential government customers for many years. Currently, Immersive Concepts holds the following small business certifications:  Small Disadvantage Business (SDB), Small Business Administration (SBA) 8a Certification, HUBZone Certification, as well as Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) certifications through the Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT) and Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT) small business programs.

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