MIT Venture Mentoring Service and MIT I-Corps SBIR/STTR Boot Camp

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MIT VMS and MIT I-Corps invite you to attend a boot camp to learn about the processes of applying for and executing SBIR/STTR grants.

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MIT VMS and MIT I-Corps invite you to attend a boot camp to learn about the processes of applying for and executing SBIR/STTR grants.

The VMS/I-Corps SBIR/STTR Boot Camp will provide you with the essentials for the SBIR/STTR process. The session will include presentations from an NSF SBIR/STTR program director, experienced entrepreneurs who have been through the process, and a CPA specializing in government contracts. The boot camp will be moderated by MIT I-Corps Executive Director Roman Lubynsky.

Discussion topics during the event will include:

• NSF Requirements

• Grant Process Overview

• Application Process Tips

• Personal Experiences from Entrepreneurs

• Accounting Strategies

• Recordkeeping and Reporting

• And … your questions for discussion!

We hope you are able to attend!

Moderator – Roman Lubynsky

Dr. Roman Lubynsky has been a senior staff member at the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) since 2002. He is also the director and principal investigator for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site program at MIT as well as the executive director of the new NSF New England I-Corps program. His work with I-Corps is aimed at helping researchers successfully translate their discoveries and inventions into products and services that benefit society. In addition to leading the creation of many new programs and initiatives at VMS, he has worked with hundreds of faculty, students and alumni to help advance their ideas. Roman has over 30 years of experience in startups and with growing technology companies. He received his doctoral degree in management from the University of Maryland University College and his MS in management of technology from MIT. His current research focuses on science-based startups from university labs.

Presenter – George Moker

George Moker is president and CEO of MOKER CPA PC, a Massachusetts-based certified public accounting firm specializing in SBIR/STTR and other government-funded for-profit startup organizations. The firm has a nationwide client base consisting of startup organizations with revenue ranging from $100,000 to $15 million, with funding from various government agencies (Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services [NIH], Commerce, and Energy, as well as the National Science Foundation). George is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, focusing in the area of startup and small organizations. George earned his MBA from Suffolk University in Boston, where he currently serves as Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, as well as being a member of the entrepreneurship faculty. Through his firm, George has been engaged at various levels, including helping Phase 0 and Phase 1 awardees understand and use government-required adequate accounting systems. In addition, George has participated in the due diligence process of several intellectual property commercialization strategies for startup organizations with client acquisitions ranging from less than $10 million to $100 million. Clients were acquired by companies including Merck, Analog Devices, Quidel, and Finisar. George has held similar workshops at other locations including UPENN, Penn State, Forefront Conference Center, University City Science Center, etc. Professionally, George served in senior management positions in a privately-held, aerospace support government contractor firm (having administered contracts with NASA and the U.S. Air Force), specializing in metrology systems used in the aircraft engine design, manufacture, and overhaul processes, as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations. George's entire professional career has been spent in the realm of starting and growing small organizations, with a focus on entrepreneurial attitudes of the management team towards commercialization. George served nearly a decade as a public official in his community, as well as serving on other community boards.

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