SBIR Basics and Proposal Prep Essentials for USDA

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9:00 AM – 3 PM (ET)Cost: $75 for Michigan residents; $125 all othersThe SBIR and STTR grants are a good source of early stage risk capital available to help fund the development of promising new technologies and can serve as a pathway to equity financing. More than $1 million can be awarded per business to develop new technology ideas. Attend either session or both:SBIR/STTR Basics: 9 – 11:30 a.m. Attendees of the morning session will learn the basics of the SBIR and STTR Programs including program purpose, eligibility, sources of funding, and tools for proposal development. This session is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to pursue funding through the SBIR or STTR programs.Proposal Prep for USDA: 12:30 – 3 p.m. Attendees of the afternoon session will learn about crafting a competitive SBIR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the USDA. Attendees will learn which types of projects the USDA is funding and how to submit a grant proposal on should attend this session?  Anyone who has a new technology-related business idea pertaining to agriculture that they would like to develop.Attendance in the SBIR/STTR 101 session is encouraged for participants.Lunch is included for those attending both sessions.Refund Policy: Refunds can be made up until 48 hrs. prior to training. No refunds after that time.Speaker:  Michael Kurek, PhD, Partner,BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)Speaker Information: Michael has been a partner at BBCetc since joining the company in 2001. Prior to that, he held management positions in marketing, sales, and business development for several start-up and early-stage companies in industries such as medical devices, informatics, and research tools. He holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

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