Business of Design: Government Contracts & Minority-Owned Small Business

Are you interested in government contracting? Want to learn what it takes to become a government contractor? During this session with Aleks Bogunovic, we’ll go through the whole process from finding the work to establishing the contract, and all the steps in between.

  • Does the government buy your product or service, and how to find out?
  • Registering as a government contractor.
  • Certifications and clearances.
  • Contracts negotiations and IP.
  • Designations and set-asides (WOSB, SB, HUBZone, 8a, VOSB, SDVOSB)
    -- Are you a candidate?
    -- How to apply
    -- Why apply?

Light fare and drinks will be provided.

6:30-7:00 PM.: Meet and Greet
7:00-8:00 PM: Presentation
8:00-8:30 PM: Q&A

Location address
1615 L Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

How to Register
This is a small event and will fill up quickly, so make sure to register in advance! Space is limited to 30 participants. If you register but can’t attend, please let us know in advance.

About Aleksandra Bogunovic
Aleksandra (Aleks) Bogunovic is a double MICA Alum, 12’ Fibers and 13’ MPS BAD. She has been working as a government contractor for over 10 years, and in the past 4 she has been operating her WOSB and HUBZone small business, Aerothreads. Aerothreads provides Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) blanket products and services to customers in the Aerospace industry. In the past four years Aleks has grown her company from one to nine employees, and works heavily in the government contracting sector.



Gain the business skills necessary to start and grow a business or be a dynamic manager or creative director. Combine your creative talents with the business education needed to manage projects, finances, marketing, and resources.

Maryland Institute College of Art's online graduate degrees focuses on an applied field of study that develops practical skills and knowledge for current and aspiring professionals. The program is completed in just over 15 months with three short on-campus residencies that foster interdisciplinary collaboration and community-building.

  • Business of Art and Design: Gain the business knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to start and grow a small creative business or be a dynamic manager or artistic/creative director.

  • Information Visualization: Learn how to create data-driven information visualization pieces that tell a visual narrative to broad audiences and mediums.

  • UX Design: Explore the design and computer science sides of the user-experience equation.

Go to MICA’s Graduate Study page for more information about the programs and how to apply.

When & Where
Thu, Jan 25, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
FleishmanHillard Washington, D.C.
1615 L Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036