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April 2020

Webinar_Pitch and Tips for NSF SBIR

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar MI

This webinar provides the latest information on the NSF SBIR/STTR program. Learn how to craft and submit a winning Pitch and get essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the program. You’ll learn: How to craft and submit your 3-page Project Pitch How to address each section of the proposal Targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations Preparing a credible commercialization plan Navigating the submission process Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6854632970083014156 Presenter:  Jerry…

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Webinar_Preparing a Pitch

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Live Webinar

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. Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8529214467952867852 Presenter: Jerry Hollister, Principal Consultant Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc…

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How to Prepare your SBIR/STTR Proposal and Commercialization Plan NIAID SBIR Webinar

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Free Live Webinar

Free live webinar sponsored by NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease! Originally scheduled as part of NIAD's annual SBIR conference, this two-part interactive classroom-style webinar will cover the basics of Phase I and Phase II NIH proposal preparation Agenda to include: (times are EDT) 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  - Phase I Proposal Development Basics You'll learn about the all-important peer review process and how to craft your proposal to make the reviewers' job easy Key elements of a…

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May 2020

Webinar_NIH SBIR/STTR Overview

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar MI

NIH invests more than $32 billion annually in medical research to enhance life, and to reduce illness and disability. For basic research advancing beyond the academic realm, NIH provides non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The two programs award over $2.7 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies. This workshop will provide an overview of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) grant programs. In…

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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$25.00

NIH Is your company considering or planning on submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding through the National Institutes of Health? It is not too early to start the process. During this workshop, NIH expert, Andrea Johanson, Ph.D. will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH. Topics covered include: Up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR program Getting registered so you can submit Practical advice on how to…

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June 2020

How to Prepare a Budget for Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Free

The budget may not directly impact the technical and commercial review of a proposal, but it will always be taken into consideration for overall funding decisions. Make sure yours is well crafted and supports the work proposed. Your goal is to keep it real, keep it accurate and keep it honest. This session will walk through the development of a project budget. What you’ll learn: What costs need to be included How to write a budget justification Can the company…

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Commercialization for Phase II SBIR

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VanCamp Incubator and Research Facility, 4942 Dawn Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
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$15.00

Do you have a technology that you think has commercial potential? If so, you will want to know what options are available to you, and you will need the funding to travel the path to market. This class will provide tips on developing a credible commercialization plan, using market research to direct your efforts, how to build a business model and commercialization planning differences across agencies. Learn how federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business…

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July 2020

An Overview of DOE SBIR Program

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VanCamp Incubator and Research Facility, 4942 Dawn Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
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$15.00

This DOE focused seminar provides detailed instruction on preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the Dept. of Energy, including both technical and commercialization plans. The program will also cover: SBIR/STTR program basics and up-to-date information on the DOE program An understanding of the differences between DOE components Tips on how to identify a topic The importance of talking to Technical Points of Contact during the pre-release period Writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations Common pitfalls and how to avoid…

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August 2020

Formatting and Readability for SBIR/STTR Proposals

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Free

A good SBIR/STTR proposal is made infinitely better by writing and formatting that enhances readability by reviewers and showcases your technology to its best advantage. Improve the competitiveness of your proposal with tips and best practices for making it look good and read well. Presenter: Kris Bergman 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…

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QuickBooks and Compliance

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VanCamp Incubator and Research Facility, 4942 Dawn Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
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$15.00

Whether you are anticipating an SBIR/STTR award or have already been funded, understanding the fundamentals necessary to manage your government dollars and stay compliant is key to organizing your business for success and proving your credibility for future funding. This program provides training, tips and guidance on: How SBIR/STTR clients use QuickBooks Creating a chart of accounts for contracts/grants administration Separating costs by class and project Report types and Federal reporting requirements What constitutes Fraud, Waste and Abuse and how…

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October 2020

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NSF

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Register Here This seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the NSF SBIR/STTR program. Training will include information and advice on: How to get registered so you can submit How to address each section of the proposal Targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations Preparing a credible commercialization plan Navigating the submission process What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do…

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An Overview of DOE SBIR Program

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
VanCamp Incubator and Research Facility, 4942 Dawn Ave.
East Lansing,MI48823United States
$15.00

This Lunch & Learn will provide basic information about the Department of Defense SBIR/STTR programs including eligibility and ownership requirements, how SBIR and STTR differ and selecting the right agency for your technology. You'll learn: An overview of DOD components How to find a topic for your project The importance of contacting the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) How to influence future topics and so much more! Lunch included with registration Training in Room 300. Presenter:  Jerry Hollister Jerry Hollister is…

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November 2020

Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Stage Companies

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WMed, 300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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Register Here Do you have a technology that you think has commercial potential? If so, you will want to know what options are available to you, and you will need the funding to travel the path to market. This class will provide tips on developing a credible commercialization plan, using market research to direct your efforts, how to build a business model and commercialization planning differences across agencies. Learn how federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and…

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