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March 2018 - In This Issue:
SOLICITATION DATES

The Technology Commercialization Services team provides one-on-one business counseling and advice to: small business owners, university researchers, and entrepreneurs looking to advance their innovations to the marketplace.

NICOLE SCHWERBROCK
Director, Technology Development and Commercialization
nschwerbrock@sbtdc.org

JOHN UJVARI
SBIR/STTR  Specialist
& Newsletter Editor
Statewide
sbir@sbtdc.org

MIKE CARNES
Technology Commercialization Counselor
Eastern NC

CHRIS VEAL
Technology Commercialization Counselor
North Central NC

DAVID WALKER
Technology Commercialization Counselor
Western NC

 
Driving Towards Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Success - Larger than Life Science


April 5th -  4:00PM to 7:00PM - Durham, NC

Larger Than Life Science is a free monthly event series open to everyone interested in building a strong support network for North Carolina's life science and healthcare innovators.
 
Larger Than Life Science is held in the atrium level of the newly renovated Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham from 4-7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Join us for an evening of unconventional conversation!

Speakers: 
John Ujvari and Mike Carnes, 
SBTDC Technology Commercialization

Investor Ready Entrepreneur

April 27th - 8:00AM to 4:00PM - RTP, NC

Raising equity capital is challenging at best.  Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur (IRE) is designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. 

This full day program was developed by experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, angel networks/fund executives and venture capitalists, and provides an "insider's look" into the world of equity funding.  

By viewing investors as "customers of equity", entrepreneurs can reduce barriers to funding, navigate the process more easily, and increase the chances of obtaining funding.

Space is limited, so registrations are being accepted on a first come, first served basis.

More Info and Registration: 
  
NSF SBIR/STTR PROGRAM OVERVIEW WEBINAR

May 3rd - 11:00AM to Noon

This online presentation will feature NSF SBIR program director, Dr. Murali S. Nair, who will provide an update on the NSF SBIR/STTR Program and discuss the recently released solicitations for the June proposal submission deadline.  Learn about the various topics and key details details that you need to know about the NSF SBIR and STTR programs.

Registration: 

SAVE THE DATE: SBIR Road Show and Proposal Training

June 21st and 22nd - Durham, NC

The 2018 SBIR Road Tour is coming to Durham on June 21-22 through a partnership between SBTDC, First Flight Venture Center and other partners. This is a rare chance to hear details about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs directly from agency representatives and engage in one-on-one sessions with agency program managers to gather feedback on your project ideas. The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through SBIR/STTR.

June 21st will include an SBIR/STTR proposal preparation training session and networking reception and June 22nd will offer reverse pitches from most federal agencies and offer an opportunity to meet one-on-one with SBIR program managers.

Registration: 
Opens Soon

 


SBTDC
Technology Commercialization Program

5 West Hargett St., Suite 600 Raleigh, NC 27601
919.962.8297 
www.sbtdc.org/tech/sbirsttr
sbir@sbtdc.org