“I can’t say enough good things about Kedma. I have had the honor of knowing Kedma for over five years. I was a plenary speaker at the SBIR/STTR DoD conference in Portland in 2012, and she was running this conference. Kedma also interviewed me in 2017 for a video series on “Innovation Philosophy,” in which a range of [seasoned] innovators like me to motivate young generation of innovators. She is smart and I am often amazed the quality and volume of work she gets done. She is the director of Small Business Development Center. She is statewide innovation program lead, SBIR/STTR innovation lead, cyber security program lead, youth entrepreneur program lead, and balancing these acts is no small feat. I have nothing but admiration for her amazing work. Kedma is a powerhouse of energy and a bundle of joy packed with innovative business ideas. She is strong, outgoing, witty, and motivational and delivers her advice with experience, conviction, and grit. Her mission and passion is to help those in business need and prep them for success. Capital is the fuel for starting, building, and growing businesses, but finding funding is like an egg hunt. These eggs are often hidden in various places with varying degrees of concealment, in hard-to reach places among nettles or thorns. That is when you really need Kedma on your side. She can guide you in finding these capital eggs. She is a motivator, a mentor, a person full of innovative ideas. I have learned a lot from her.”
Corrine Konell, CEO/Founder, barNONE Protein, Inc.