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8th Annual “From the Sources’ Mouth” Event

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - October 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT

From the Sources Mouth

Get the right SBIR/STTR information directly from the right agencies.


This virtual, 2-day SBIR/STTR training event features SBIR/STTR program managers across all 11 agencies. Join in on agency-focused presentations, panel discussions and open Q&A. Attendees will learn agencies’ mission and tips for creating a successful proposal, have an opportunity to ask live questions of all federal participants and be able to sign up for one-on-one meetings with select agencies.


Attendees can participate in open Q&A and have the chance to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with participating agencies in the weeks following the event.

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Attendance is FREE, but registration is required



Day 1 – Civilian Agencies
October 17, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
“From the Sources’ Mouth”, Day 1 kicks off with a presentation from SBA, reviewing the mission and goals of the SBIR/STTR program. Erick Page-Littleford, SBA Acting Director and Program Manager, of the SBIR/STTR programs, will provide a 30-minute presentation and then take 30 minutes of open Q&A with attendees. After that join in on 1-hour panel discussions featuring DOE, NSF, NIH, DOT, USDA, EPA, ARPA-H and more!


Day 2 – The Department of Defense
October 18, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
“From the Sources’ Mouth”, Day 2 kicks off with a presentation from Matthew Williams, the Department of Defense Technology Portfolio Manager for the SBIR/STTR Program. He’ll review the goals and nuances of the DOD’s SBIR/STTR program and provide tips for successful submission. After that join in on 1-hour panel discussions featuring DARPA, DHS, DHA, ARMY and more!



The session is ideal for technology-based entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses familiar with the SBIR/STTR programs who want to learn more. New to SBIR/STTR? Please view our on-demand webinars before joining our “From the Sources’ Mouth” training sessions.


Do you know about Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program?


The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with most costs covered by a state grant. The program is managed by BBCetc.

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Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.



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