SBIR/STTR 101: Introduction and Overview

9 AM - 12 PM

Cost: $50 for Michigan residents; $100 all others


This half-day class helps small, technology entrepreneurs and businesses assess their eligibility to receive R&D funding through the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Through these programs, 11 federal agencies make over $2 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually.

Attendees will learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including: program purpose, eligibility, sources of funding and tools for proposal development. It is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue a grant or contract proposal.  

Speaker: Lisa Kurek, Managing Partner,BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)

Speaker Information: Lisa is nationally recognized as a trainer in grant-writing and commercialization for entrepreneurs. She is an expert in the federal SBIR/STTR programs, having trained thousands of entrepreneurs in how to prepare winning SBIR/STTR proposals and coached hundreds of companies one-on-one through the process.   Lisa joined BBC as a Managing Partner in 1997. Her experience in biomedical technology is extensive, having spent 15 years in product and business development, and sales and product management in the industry with large, publicly-held corporations as well as small start-ups.  Lisa earned two degrees in Biomedical Engineering, a Bachelor’s from Brown University and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan.

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