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SBIR/STTR for Faculty, Post-Docs and Grad Students
August 3 @ 12:45 pm
This program provides information on commercializing research discoveries, starting a company and taking your technology with you along with SBIR/STTR basics eligibility, participating agencies, the differences between SBIR and STTR and how to determine if this type of funding makes sense for your technology.
Please park on Level 2 behind the building. Training is in Rm. 300. Map
Presenter: Austin Dean
Austin joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in 2017 with a background in business incubation, acceleration services and early-stage investing. Most recently, Austin served as the Operations Director for Grand Rapids-based Start Garden Inc., the leading business incubator for IoT companies in West Michigan. Prior to his role at Start Garden, he managed an accelerator program, served as gatekeeper for statewide capital programs, and supported a portfolio of high-growth companies on behalf of Michigan’s Grand Rapids SmartZone. Austin has owned and operated businesses in enterprise SaaS, consumer products, and human resources. He received a BA and an MBA in Finance from Grand Valley and has formerly worked as a business analyst for Merrill Lynch and Charter Capital Partners.
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.
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.