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SBIR Overview: How to Leverage America’s Seed Fund

Wed 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Fundraising can be extremely challenging in the current pandemic environment. The SBIR program is the nation's largest source of early stage/high risk funding for start-ups and small businesses. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. SBIR enables small businesses to explore technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization Join us and learn how to fund your innovation-based startup using non-dilutive seed capital provided by the federal government. Identify if your company is a candidate for SBIR/STTR funding Review of the start capital landscape and how SBIR funding fits in Understand the basics of the SBIR/STTR programs. Appreciate the emphasis on commercialization. Topics include: The startup capital landscape SBIR/STTR program goals Identification of participating agencies The differences between SBIR’s and STTR’s Identification of the three-phase process Arizona Fast Grant Initiatives Availability community resources that can assist

Speaker(s): Lou Farina, SBDC Business Analyst Bob Mucci PTAC, Kyle Hohmann

Fee: No Cost