San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
One of the best-kept secrets for entrepreneurs is the ability to raise non-dilutive financing via government grants. Join us for this event with Tech Futures Group (TFG) (http://www.techfuturesgroup.org) to learn about grant funding for your startup.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is the federal government’s largest R&D grant program targeted to the small business community. With $3 billion available annually, the programs are a source of seed capital to help fund the development of promising new technologies. SBIR/STTR funding can also serve as a pathway to equity financing. This overview will cover the following:
• Overview of the SBIR program
• Qualifications and eligibility requirements for SBIR funding
• How to determine if SBIR funding is a good fit for your company and innovation
• How to search for SBIR solicitations and topics
• Steps to preparing a SBIR proposal
• Tips for improving your chances of receiving SBIR funding
• Other potential sources of grant funding for R&D
Charles Eason is the SBIR/STTR Specialist with the Norcal Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tech Futures Group and has been providing counseling and training on SBIR/STTR since 1995. In addition to providing training and counseling through the SBDC, Mr. Eason has direct experience with the SBIR/STTR program through his company, OPTEMA Development Corporation, which is a past National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I, Phase II, and Phase IICC STTR award winner.
Hear from a SBIR/STTR success story:
Anthony Zografos, Ph.D is the Founder and CEO of DNATREK and co-inventor of the company's technology. DNATrax is a groundbreaking innovation that harnesses the power of DNA from natural ingredients to create the world's most advanced barcoding system. As a Tech Futures Group client Dr. Zografos has won two R&D grants from the federal government, a NIH SBIR grant for environmental applications and a NSF SBIR grant for food traceability.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Presentation
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Q & A
Tech Futures Group is a government funded non-profit. TFG is a group of expert advisors who act as the complete advisory wing of technology startups and companies.
Tech Futures Group (TFG) is a government funded non-profit. TFG is a group of expert advisors who act as the complete advisory wing of technology startups and companies.
STLip is a boutique technology law firm located in Silicon Valley, helping clients develop, protect, and monetize their intellectual property assets worldwide.
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