8:30 AM – 3 PM (ET)Cost: $75 for Michigan residents; $125 all othersThis one-day seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the National Science Foundation’s SBIR/STTR program.Covered in this training: • Up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR program • How to get registered so you can submit • Practical advice on how to address each section of the proposal • Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations • Technological innovation and commercial merit – what this really means • Avoiding common problems and pitfalls • Preparing a credible commercialization plan • Navigating the submission process • What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do next if you learn you are not)Lunch is includedRefund 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 Kurek 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 PhD in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. He joined BBC in 2001 as a Principal Consultant.