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.
The program will be held in Rm. 5-200 on the 5th Fl. Visitors will need to first pull up to the front of Campus Center, run in and get a temp parking pass and then pull their car around to lot #3.
Map and parking instructions
Complimentary admission, but registration is required.
Presenter: Michael P. Kurek, Ph.D., MBA, Sr. Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Over his 35-year career, Michael Kurek has excelled in diverse roles in the product development process: research scientist, project leader, product manager, marketing & sales executive, and consultant to technology entrepreneurs. Prior to joining BBCetc in 2001, Michael held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies – two of which completed successful IPOs. He earned a PhD in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
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 www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741.