01 Aug Apogee & Tech7 Announce the Creation of a New Joint Venture
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, August 1, 2022– Apogee and Tech7 announced today the establishment of a Mentor-Protégé Agreement (MPA) through the Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) was finalized. Under this agreement Apogee will operate as the Mentor providing Tech7 with strategic guidance on business management systems, accounting, marketing, and strategic planning. Through this partnership, Tech7 an SBA certified 8(a) program participant and a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) will be the Protégé and will receive valuable business development assistance.
The Apogee and Tech7 agreement will also create a new Joint Venture (JV), Tech7-Apogee Solutions Joint Venture, LLC (TAS-JV) combining the capabilities of both companies to provide an array of solutions to include space, engineering, science, information technology, mission support, management services, software solutions, cyber security, and intelligence to both defense and civilian agencies.
“Apogee is excited to share our experiences and future with Tech7 as they grow in capacity and capability. Tech7 is a strong 8(a) company in the Space, Intel, and Research & Development arena with great potential in Engineering markets. Apogee has experienced massive year-over-year growth since our company’s inception. In that growth, we have matured infrastructure in a way that allows us to share guidance on scaling of business systems, strategic planning, and new market pursuits. The future is bright for both companies and our newly formed joint venture – Tech7 Apogee Solutions Joint Venture LLC,” said Amber Scott, Apogee Vice President of Corporate Operations.
“This new Mentor-Protégé relationship between Apogee and Tech7 is going to be an amazing new chapter in our company’s history. We have already benefited greatly from the experience that Apogee has shared with us, and I am excited about the mutual benefits this relationship will bring to both our companies over the next six years,” said Juan Echeverry, Tech7 President/CEO.
The SBA MPP allows eligible small businesses (protégés) to receive useful business development assistance to win federal contracts through relationships with more mature companies (mentors). Protégés can employ necessary resources and experience of the larger, more established firm, which in turn may pursue any contract set-aside for which the protégé qualifies, such as 8(a) small disadvantaged business.
Apogee leads the advancement of national security and defense solutions with premier teams of empowered professionals. We value a family-oriented culture, engaged leadership, and a passion for excellence. Apogee specializes in identifying, mitigating, and resolving customers’ most complex challenges. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, with management offices in Dayton, OH, Suffolk, VA, and Tampa, FL, Apogee provides expertise in Adaptive Acquisitions, Engineering, Science & Technology, Digital Transformation, Mission Operations, and Information across Air, Cyber, Intel, Space, Science & Technology, and Land & Sea domains. Learn more at www.apogeeusa.com
Founded in 2015 and built on a reputation for honesty, innovation, and quality – Tech7 is a world-class provider of acquisition services as well as research and development for our U.S. Government customer. Tech7 offers systems engineering, agile development in support of operations, SW engineering, technical analysis, and program management services to federal civilian, defense, and intel community customers. Our expertise covers system development ranging from initial concept and requirements definition to strategy development, to development and deployment and finally to operations and maintenance. Our typical employee are experts in a wide variety of complex system acquisition disciplines and have 20-40 years of experience across the Government, military, commercial and defense industries. Our reputation is built upon bringing visionary innovation, integrity, and high-quality support to our customer. Our company motto of “One Team – Endless Possibilities” captures the essence of our culture and focus. For more information visit: www.tech7.us.