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Lunch and Learn: ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding

04/04/2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $2.6 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive (i.e., free) capital available to innovative small companies annually. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort.

Attend this Lunch & Learn and find out more about the two programs and how they can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. Learn about SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements, which of the 11 participating agencies best fits your technology, the differences between SBIR and STTR and more. Plus, find out about the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Fund and how it can coach you through development of a competitive, compelling proposal.

Complimentary admission, but registration is required.

Presenter: Kris Bergman, Managing Partner
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)
Kris is a Managing Partner and co-owner of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. Prior purchasing the company in October 2016, Kris was Principal Consultant for Grants and Contracts Management, having joined BBCetc in 2000. In addition to BBCetc’s financial and business management, Kris assists clients in preparing to receive and manage federal grant and contract funds. Kris has 30 years of experience in managing schedules, finances and organizations, and was Global Sales Administrator for a major software developer in Ann Arbor, MI, prior to joining BBCetc.

About BBCetc BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. Its Michigan clients have been awarded over $194 million in funding since 2002. Learn more at / 734.930.9741.


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