Interested in an SBIR/STTR Grant from the US Small Business Administration?

First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) has been selected to host the SBA Road Tour to North Carolina on June 22, 2018.  This Road Tour stop will bring approximately 20 agency Program Managers to present their funding priorities/opportunities, lessons learned and common mistakes.

 And entrepreneurs/business owners can meet one-on-one with Program Managers to discuss specific SBIR or STTR grants.

This is the only stop in North Carolina for the Road Tour and as a multiple recipient of SBIR loans, First Flight is proud to host this important gathering in partnership with Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), LaunchBio, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, NC IDEA, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and the NC Biosciences Organization.

As an added bonus, on June 21,SBTDC is offering a content-packed Grant Writing “how-to” workshop on commercialization, proposal development and review process and advice from SBIR winners.

Take advantage of the rare chance to meet individually with a federal agency Program Manager and sign up immediately for this first come first serve appointment.

SIGN UP TODAY!

 

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SBA SBIR ROAD TOUR AGENDA

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SBA SBIR Road Tour

Hosted by : First Flight Venture Center

Presented by Title Sponsor: NK Patent Law

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June 21, 2018

Pre-Road Tour Proposal Training

The Chesterfield, 701 West Main St., – Downtown Durham, NC 

9:30 – 9:40
Welcome

Andy Schwab, President, First Flight Venture Center

Allyn Elliott, NK Patent Law (Title Sponsor, SBA Road Tour)

9:40 – 9:50
Intro to the SBTDC

Nicole Schwerbrock, SBTDC

9:50 – 10:30
SBIR / STTR Programs Overview

John Ujvari, SBTDC

10:30 – 11:45
Phase 1 and Phase 2 Proposal Guidance

John Ujvari, SBTDC

11:45 – 12:00
Getting the Most from Road Show One-on-one Meetings

Chris Veal, SBTDC

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch and Proposal Reviewer Feedback

David Walker, SBTDC
Joe Ruiz, Invited
Nicole Fox, Army Research Office, Invited

1:00 – 1:45
Commercialization Planning Strategy Development

Mike Carnes, SBTDC

1:45 – 2:30
Success Stories

Moderator: Sam Tetlow, Grant Engine (Reception Sponsor)

DoD Awardee
NSF Awardee
NIH Awardee

2:30 – 2:45
Break

2:45 – 3:45
Ecosystem Partners

LaunchBio, Joan Seifert Rose
NC IDEA
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Council for Entrepreneurial Development

3:45 – 4:15
Q&A and Open Discussion

5:00 – 7:00
Road Tour Kickoff Reception
Enjoy beverages and light hors d’oeuvres
Welcome: Gary Hayes, Scale Finance (Reception sponsor)

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June 22, 2018

Road Tour Agency Day

North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr. ,Durham, NC

8:00AM to 2:30PM

7:30 – 8:00am
Registration and networking

8:00 – 8:10
Welcome

Andy Schwab, President, First Flight Venture Center
Allyn Elliott, NK Patent Law ((Title SBA Road Tour Sponsor)

8:10 – 12:00
SBIR/STTR Federal Agency presentations

One-on-One meetings (by appointment)
Eva Garland, Eva Garland Consulting (Lunch Sponsor)
Sam Taylor, NC Biosciences Organization (Lunch Sponsor)

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch

1:00 – 2:30
SBIR Grant Award Winners Panel

Moderator:
Eva Garland, Eva Garland Consulting
Panelists:
Heidi Kay, PhD, CEO and Founder, Jericho Sciences, LLC
Tomek Czernuszewicz, CTO, SonoVol
Chris Kepley, Founder, Kepley Biosystems
Ed Burgard, President and Co-Founder, Dignify Therapeutics,LLC

 

In Partnership with

NC SBTDC, Launch Bio, NC Biotechnology Center, Council for Entrepreneurial Development, NC IDEA, RTP Foundation

 

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SBA SBIR ROAD TOUR STOP HOSTED BY

 

TITLE SPONSOR

 

LUNCH SPONSOR

 

JUNE 21 RECEPTION SPONSORS

 

PARTNERS