Preparing A Pitch

Date: April 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

National Science Foundation (NSF) and Air Force both require a pitch before proposal submission. The required Project Pitch allows startups and small businesses to get quick feedback at the start of their application for Phase I funding from America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF. This session will review the requirements and guide you through where to start, what to include, and how to show your best self.

Provided By: BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting

BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc’s Michigan clients have been awarded over $307 million in funding since 2002.

Amanda Barnhart, MBA

Amanda Barnhart, MBA

Principal Consultant

About the Presenter:

Amanda joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in 2020 after serving as the Director of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs for a Michigan manufacturing facility producing medical isotopes for cancer therapy. In addition to her directorial responsibilities, Amanda worked as a nuclear engineer, project manager, and program manager to secure over $60 million in DoE, DoD, DHS and private investor funds. She’s won over 30 Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III contracts through the SBIR/STTR program and she has managed the post-award administration process for five universities and six national laboratories. She has an Executive MBA in Integrative Management from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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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 costs covered in whole or in part by the state. The program is funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and managed by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting.

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

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Preparing A Pitch