August 22, 2013 ABCs of SBIR/STTR Funding - Workshop for Tech Companies

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SBA Michigan District Office

Technology Companies - Learn About SBIR/STTR Funding Oppportunities, and Technical Assistance

When:                                     August 22, 2013
                                               8:30 - 11:00 am  
Where:                                   MSU Detroit Center
                                               3408 Woodward Ave.  Detroit, MIMI 8201
Cost:                                      Complementary, but registration is required
Target Audience:                   Small Technology Firms 
To Register:                           ABCs of SBIR/STTR Workshop

Agenda Topics

Basics of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and Small Business Technology  Transfer (STTR) programs, which award over $2.4 billion annually in non-dilutive R&D grants and contracts through 11 federal agencies.

Program Purpose


Sources of Funding 

Tools for proposal development (ie, the Michigan SBIR/ STTR assistance program) 
FAST Connect program to jump-start the commercialization efforts of SBIR and STTR awardees

About the Presenter: 
Kristin Burgard, Principal Consultant – BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting 
Kristin Burgard manages BBC’s FASTconnect Program, funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  The program is designed to jump-start the commercialization efforts of Michigan’s SBIR and STTR awardees by assessing their business priorities and connecting them to state and regional resources that meet their needs.

The program also seeks to expand awareness of and participation in the SBIR/STTR programs by minority- and woman-owned companies. Kristin has 13 years of experience in the areas of commercialization, life science consulting, sales and product management. She has a B.S degree in molecular biology from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University. 

Program partners: 
Center for Empowerment and Economic Development
U.S. Small Business Administration
Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center - Alain Piette, Technology Team Manager

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