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Train the Trainer Workshop on Winning SBIR/STTR Grants - Charlotte, NC

First Flight Venture Center

Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Train the Trainer Workshop on Winning SBIR/STTR Grants...

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W/ LUNCH - FFVC/FAST Program - SBIR/STTR Seminar Feb 22, 2019 Free  
REQUEST for Travel Stipend Feb 22, 2019 Free  

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“Winning SBIR/STTR Grants” TRAIN THE TRAINER Workshops
QUESTIONS - Email FAST@ffvcnc.org
 
First Flight Venture Center (First Flight), a Research Triangle Park-based science and technology incubator for early stage science-based companies, has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program to expand outreach across the state to increase the number of successful SBIR/STTR grant applications from North Carolina companies. The FAST program is designed to stimulate economic development by providing training, financial support, and business expertise to science and technology-focused women-owned, rural-based, or socially/economically disadvantaged firms.
 
THE NC IMPLEMENTATION OF FAST:
To increase the number of SBIR/STTR proposals submitted from North Carolina, First Flight will:
  • Conduct 4+ education seminars across the state 
  • Conduct 2+ Train-the-Trainer workshops across the state (Spring 2019)
  • Expand First Flight’s highly successful LiftOff program that provides strategic planning and grant proposal submission support 

 

TRAIN the TRAINER: This full-day workshop focuses on all aspects of how to strategically assist early stage companies approach obtaining funding from the SBIR/STTR Program.  It is led by expert scientific consultants from Eva Garland Consulting (EGC), recently named by INC magazine in the top 5,000 growing firms AND as North Carolina’s fastest growing woman-owned firm. EGC has successfully secured millions of dollars in SBIR/STTR funding for clients.  


TRAIN THE TRAINER AGENDA
*Please see the bottom of the email for Parking and Directions*
 

Strategies for aligning SBIR/STTR funding opportunities with companies’ needs

  • Advising companies on how to align grant opportunities with their broader business and product development objectives
  • Conducting comprehensive searches for grant funding opportunities
  • Evaluating grant opportunities based on success rates, technology stage of development, budgets, and other factors

Preparing competitive SBIR/STTR grant proposals

  • SBIR/STTR vs. academic grants
  • Specific agency requirements
  • Strategies for developing research and commercialization plans
  • Budgeting
  • Timelines for proposal preparation, receipt, review and award
  • Mock reviews of actual submitted grant proposals

Post-award grant management, compliance, and accounting

  • Internal controls and policies & procedures
  • Project accounting
  • Timekeeping
  • Reporting requirements
  • Transition to Phase II, including audit requirements and indirect rate negotiation

 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The workshop's content is beneficial and geared to: 
  • Individuals at tech transfer offices
  • Individuals supporting iCorps companies
  • Service Providers and Individuals who support small businesses developing new technologies

***$250 Travel stipend reimbursement available*** 

No Cost to Attend Seminar * Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch included

 

If you will attending the workshop from more than 100 miles away and would like register to receive a travel stipend of $250, indicate this on the registration form. Stipends will be issued based on the registration date to the workshop and will be issued on a first come, first served basis until funds are depleted. After verification of attendance, the stipend will then be mailed to the attendee. 


 

 

WHAT IS FAST? The FAST program is designed to stimulate economic development by providing training, financial support, and business expertise to science and technology-focused small businesses. Program  emphasis is to help women-owned, rural-based, or socially/economically disadvantaged firms participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) initiatives. First Flight has designed the North Carolina implementation of FAST to incorporate its LiftOff program which includes grant writing and proposal development support for 6-8 North Carolina companies. 

 

 SPECIAL THANKS TO PLATINUM SPONSORS

of the LIFTOFF Provider Network: 



NK Patent Law

NK Patent Law

www.nkpatentlaw.com

T:  919-348-2194

C:  704-562-5012

NK Patent Law attorneys have extensive experience in the entrepreneurial community, including former roles as in-house counsel for established innovative companies and as counsel for many startups that have been funded and/or acquired.


 Hutchison Law

Hutchison Law

www.hutchlaw.com

T: 919-829-9600


Hutchison is a boutique law firm that embraces the entrepreneurial spirit and steers technology and life sciences entrepreneurs to success through all stages of their company’s life.


 SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
 
Eva Garland ConsultingUNC Charlotte

 

FAQs

Driving Directions

From I-77:

Take exit 18 (Harris Blvd) and go east on Harris Blvd. for seven miles. Go to the N. Tryon/Hwy. 29 intersection and take a left. Take a right on JW Clay Rd. and left on Robert D. Snyder Rd. Parking will be in the CRI-1 Parking Deck on your right.

From I-85:

Take exit 45A (Harris Blvd.) and go east on Harris Blvd. for one mile. Go to the N. Tryon/Hwy. 29 intersection and take a left. Take a right on JW Clay Rd. and left on Robert D. Snyder Rd. Parking will be in the CRI-1 Parking Deck on your right.

From I-485:

Take exit #32 (N. Tryon/Hwy. 29).  Turn heading toward Charlotte on N. Tryon/Hwy. 29. Turn left on Institute Circle. Go to circle and take your first right onto Robert D. Snyder Rd. Parking will be in CRI-1 Parking Deck on your left. 

From Uptown Charlotte on N. Tryon St (Hwy 29):

From the intersection of Trade and Tryon, go north for seven miles on N. Tryon/Hwy. 29.  At the fork of Hwy. 29/49, continue on N. Tryon/Hwy 29. Take a right on JW Clay Rd. and left on Robert D. Snyder Rd. Parking will be in the CRI-1 Parking Deck on your right.

If you are using Light Rail, use the JW Clay Station stop. PORTAL is located across the street. 

What are my parking options for the event?

Parking is $15 per day. It is the CRI Parking Deck. Please refer to map below: 

UNC Charlotte Parking Map

 
What is the Address and Directions to the Education Seminar meeting room? 
PORTAL, Suite 242
9319 Robert D. Snyder Rd. Charlotte, NC 28223

When you walk into the PORTAL building, go up the stairs to the second floor and make a right. It will be the 3rd door on the right. This is the Seminar room, #242. 
 
ELEVATOR: When you enter the building, go through the door on your left and the elevators will be down the hall to your left. When you exit onto the 2nd floor, go right (through the Atrium, past the stairs and it is the 3rd door on your right).

 

Have questions about Train the Trainer Workshop on Winning SBIR/STTR Grants - Charlotte, NC? Contact First Flight Venture Center

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UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223

Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)


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First Flight Venture Center

First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) is a science and technology incubator located in the heart of Research Triangle Park. Established in 1991 to serve the initial needs of entrepreneurs and early stage companies. FFVC strives to produce companies that graduate from the facility as financially viable and freestanding businesses. These incubator graduates migrate into the mainstream of the business community, creating jobs and commercializing important new technologies that contribute to a stronger North Carolina economy. We have more than 20 years experience in successfully launching new businesses in North Carolina. This success lies in First Flight’s turnkey approach—the ability to enable tenant businesses to reduce both their initial capitalization requirements and their annual operation costs by providing affordable space with flexible leases, shared business services, technology support services, and management guidance and counseling. FFVC offers 20,000 square feet of leasable office and laboratory space for up to 40 emerging technology companies.

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