USAID Funding Seminar
How to enter and grow in the USAID market
Presented by Mike Shanley, CEO, AidKonekt Data

USAID distributed more than $21 billion last fiscal year. Attend this event to learn best practices for starting and growing your work with USAID. We will share USAID partnering best practices AidKonekt's team has learned through nearly a decade of supporting USAID partnering growth strategies. Come learn how to start building your organization's USAID market strategy, and ways to get started as a subcontractor by connecting with established USAID primes. The seminar will cover AidKonekt’s “4-P” process to being a successful USAID partner, and will give you tools you can take back to your organization to build and grow your USAID work. This will be targeted to international development and aid organizations based in the EU that are interested in USAID funding. We will discuss changes under the Biden Administration, the New Partnerships Initiative, and USAID's direction under Administrator Samantha Power. Please bring your questions about working with USAID!

Where: AidEx, Brussels Expo, Cinema and Workshops Area located in the Networking Hub
When: Wednesday 17 November 2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration: You don't need to pre-register for this workshop. But please note this workshop will be very poplular, so to guarantee a seat please turn up early as seats will be first come first serve

Mike shanley for websiteMike Shanley is the Founder and CEO of AidKonekt Data, the data platform for USAID business development teams. AidKonekt helps new USAID partners to get started building their USAID funding pipeline, and supports established implementors to access better USAID partnering data. He has more than 15 years of experience in the USAID market, including as the Founder of Konektid International (, and working at Chemonics International. He has been invited to speak on USAID partnering best practices at humanitarian aid events and conferences around the world, including with USAID, Devex, and other aid associations and partners. Mike is an avid trail runner and enjoys spending time in the Rocky Mountains.