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. This Road Tour stop will bring approximately 20 agency Program Managers to present their funding priorities/opportunities, lessons learned and common mistakes. Entrepreneurs/business owners can meet one-on-one with Program Managers to discuss specific SBIR or STTR grants.
The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and State Program Managers representing the $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to attend a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States.
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 (NCBIO).
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.
June 21 SBIR Proposal Preparation Training
9:30 - 9:40am Welcome Andy Schwab, President, First Flight Venture Center
9:40 - 9:50am Intro into the SBTDC
9:50 - 10:30am SBIR / STTR Programs Overview
10:30 - 11:45am Phase 1 and Phase 2 Proposal Guidance
11:45 - 12:00pm Getting the Most from Road Show One-on-one Meetings
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch – Guest Speaker – Proposal reviewers
1:00 - 1:45pm Commercialization Planning Strategy Development
1:45 - 2:30pm Success Stories – Learn from DoD, NSF and NIH SBIR/STTR Awardees
2:30 - 2:45pm Break
2:45 - 3:45pm Ecosystem Partners/Sponsors
3:45 - 4:15pm Q&A to Panelist
5:00 - 7:00pm Enjoy beverages and light hors d'oeuvres
June 22 Road Tour Day
8:00 - 8:10am Welcome Andy Schwab, President, First Flight Venture Center
8:00 - 9:00am Registration and networking
9:00 - 12:00pm SBIR/STTR Federal Agency presentations
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:30pm Panel of Local Resources