• SBA Road Tour

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    Name: SBA Road Tour
    Date: June 21, 2018 - June 22, 2018
    Event Description:
    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
                                     One-on-One meetings
    12:00 - 1:00pm         Lunch
    1:00 - 2:30pm           Panel of Local Resources

    June 21: LaunchBio
    The Chesterfield
    701 W. Main Street
    Durham, NC 27701

    June 22: NC Biotechnology Center
    15 TW Alexander Drive
    Durham, NC 27703
    Date/Time Information:
    June 21 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Networking 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    June 22 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Andy Schwab

    Register for Pre-Event SBIR proposal Training and Evening Reception (June 21) and Road Tour Day (June 22) - $75

    Register for Evening Reception (June 21) and Road Tour Day (June 22) - $30
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