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Virtual SBIR/STTR Intensive for Small Business Funding

Posted on: April 12, 2021   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
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Do you think your research might qualify for SBIR/STTR funding?

The Federal government provides non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies.

Join this virtual workshop from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (CDT), Thursday, April 22, when SBIR/STTR program basics will be covered with insight about pursuing non-dilutive funding with granting agencies; National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). We’ll review the programs purpose; eligibility requirements; and each agencies mission and supply tools to help you begin the process.

You’ll leave knowing:

  • If you’re eligible for SBIR/STTR funding
  • The difference between SBIR and STTR
  • What agency is the best fit for your technology
  • The steps needed to get your proposal started
  • How to communicate with your program manager
  • And much more!

Call 605-360-7382 or email gary.archamboult@usd.edu for additional information.

About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

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2020 Tibbetts award-winner BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc’s Michigan clients have been awarded more than $307 million in funding since 2002. www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com / @BBC_etc

About the Trainer: Andrea Johanson, Ph.D.

Becky Aistrup BBCetc

Andrea is a BBCetc Principal Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBCetc in 2006, she was responsible for developing a portfolio of agricultural biotechnology projects at Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture, and for reporting to federal funding agencies about the program. Andrea has also served as a consultant on a broad range of issues relating to international agricultural development, biotechnology, biosafety, intellectual property rights and technology transfer. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.

BBCetc Managing Partner and Co-owner: Becky Aistrup M.B.A

Andrea Johanson BBCetc

Becky joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in 2012 and became a Managing Partner and co-owner in 2016. She is a well-known SBIR/STTR program expert, regularly speaking at national conferences and frequently serving on proposal review panels for NSF, DOE and USDA. Becky conducts SBIR/STTR-related training for BBCetc clients throughout the U.S. and consults one-on-one with companies on proposal development, offering special expertise in the DoD, NIH, NASA and DHS programs. As a previous VP and Corporate Officer for a successful SBIR firm, Becky is uniquely able to relate to the issues faced by SBIR/STTR applicants. Her professional background includes over 30 years of experience working within the medical, biotech, advanced materials and electronics industries helping companies successfully win SBIR/STTR funding. Becky also served as SBIR/STTR Program Director for the state of Minnesota. She holds a BA in Chemistry, an MBA in Marketing Management and a Master’s Certification in Interactive Marketing.