Sales Ended

What’s Gov Got to Do With It? Funding & Resources to Help You Save the Worl...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

E25-111

45 Carleton Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

View Map

Event description

Description

Join for a conversation with Jennifer Shieh ’03, Chief Scientist for the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund. Hear how diverse teams can access this annual $2.5 billion fund to support your startup and why building an inclusive innovation ecosystem is so critical to solving the world’s wicked problems. Dr. Teresa Nelson leads this fireside chat and will include time for open Q&A. We encourage women and other underrepresented groups to attend to learn how we're closing the funding gap.

Bios:

Dr. Jennifer Shieh ’03 advances technology commercialization through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, building partnerships and coordinating policy across the 11 participating Federal agencies. Previously, she managed the Small Business Program for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and served as a Program Director at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SBIR Development Center, having joined NCI as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow. She was involved in product and customer development at Syapse, a precision medicine-focused startup, and mobile games startup Subversus Interactive. Dr. Shieh studied brain and cognitive sciences (Course 9) at MIT, then earned her PhD in neurosciences at Stanford University. She is co-author of the textbook Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience.

Dr. Teresa Nelson is a Founding Principal of The Impact Seat, a knowledge bank and consulting service working for inclusive innovation. The company uses its network to take the ideas of diversity to a richer level by applying the best research and practice available in business and academia. Recently Dr. Nelson completed her term as a member of the National Women’s Business Council, a 15-member board advising the White House, Congress and the Small Business Administration on issues of women and business. She also serves as a Global Advisory Board member for Astia and as a Scientific Advisory Board member for Women Equity Growth, an arm of Bryan-Garnier, Europe’s leading private equity firm in the entrepreneurial space. Dr. Nelson holds a Ph.D. in Strategy Management and is the Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Simmons College.

Date and Time

Location

E25-111

45 Carleton Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved