HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (November 30, 2018) – Mission Multiplier and Sentar have recently entered into a Mentor-Protégé agreement approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This agreement brings together two Huntsville-based cybersecurity companies, who collectively bring unparalleled cyber thought leadership and innovative new cyber technology to our region and the country at-large. As a key component of the SBA agreement, Sentar and Mission Multiplier have created a joint venture – a HUBZone certified small business called Cybernauts LLC. Cybernauts LLC is poised to bring innovative cybersecurity services and solutions to the Federal government to help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure, and to drive increased revenue to the Tennessee Valley region.
Founded in 1990, Sentar is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) whose mission is to protect nation security by innovating, building, and securing mission critical assets. Sentar supplies advanced intelligence and cybersecurity services and products that empower their customers to securely leverage their computing and network assets to their fullest potential.
Mission Multiplier is an award-winning and innovative HUBZone company based in Huntsville, Alabama, recently nominated as a finalist for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber’s Small Business of the Year awards. It has developed one-of-a-kind cybersecurity technologies and support services to meet the current and future needs of our Federal government, all while helping to support the local community. Mission Multiplier’s business model is unique in that for every hour a Mission Multiplier employee works, the company gives a percentage of profit to a local charity of their choice.
The SBA Mentor-Protégé program encourages private-sector collaboration and industry partnership – through the creation of Joint Ventures, like Cybernauts LLC – with the aim of increasing the capability and know-how for small businesses; so that they successfully compete for federal government contracts and bring the Federal government new solutions, while supporting the and growing talent and capability in the local community.
“Sentar is pleased to formalize our mentoring relationship with Mission Multiplier which will be a win-win-win for Sentar, Mission Multiplier, and our customers,” said Bridget Abashian, CEO/President of Sentar. “Sentar has been looking at establishing a MPP for nearly two years. With Mission Multiplier we have the all the ingredients we have been looking for to ensure mutual success,” said Peter Kiss, founder of Sentar.
As the Mentor, Sentar will make available managerial, technical, business development support, and participate in technology transfer to help Mission Multiplier grow its revenues and client base, and to help enable the Federal government to get easier access to Mission Multiplier’s innovative products and services.
“Mission Multiplier is incredibly grateful to partner with Sentar as part of the SBA Mentor-Protégé program, and we have no doubt that our partnership will directly improve the lives of our customers, employees, and the overall Tennessee Valley community,” said Jamie Miller, CEO/ President of Mission Multiplier.