SBIR/STTR 101 and Proposal Prep for USDA

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9 AM-4 PM
Cost: $75 for full day or $50 for morning or afternoon session
This program gives you the option of attending a morning SBIR/STTR introduction, an afternoon workshop in proposal preparation for the US. Dept. of Agriculture — or both.   
Morning 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.  
The afternoon program will focus on crafting a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the USDA. It provides detailed instruction on the ins and outs of preparing a proposal, including both technical and commercialization plans, and navigating the often complicated submission process.
Lunch is included for full-day attendees.
Speaker: Michael Kurek, PhD, Partner,BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)
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Michael P. Kurek, Ph.D., MBA, Partner, has held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies—two of which completed successful initial public stock offerings on the NASDAQ exchange. He was also Vice President of Business Development for the Michigan Center for High Technology, where he was responsible for the business incubator program that served over 50 start-up technology companies. Over his 30-year career, Michael has demonstrated success on an international scale in defining new product opportunities, developing sales and marketing strategies, and recruiting and managing teams to deliver growth. He holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. He joined BBC in 2001 as a Principal Consultant.

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