How to Fund Your Startup without Giving Up Equity: Winning SBIR/STTR Proposals from the NIH
Saturday, December 3, 2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
David Vilkomerson, Ph.D. DVX, Inc.
Join us for an Entrepreneurship Workshop: Raising capital is a central and ongoing challenge for entrepreneurs. Often the entrepreneur must trade his or her valuable equity for needed capital. In healthcare innovation, however, it is often possible to raise non-dilutive capital through the grants from the National Institutes of Health. The Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are designed specifically to support commercialization of innovative technologies. In this workshop, Dr. Vilkomerson will provide an overview of the proposal process for such grants, share winning and losing proposals, and give insight into the grant review process. Special guests will provide insight into how to integrate academic and entrepreneurial activities. This workshop will highlight common pitfalls to help you improve your chance of success. Note that this workshop is not sponsored or endorsed by the NIH or any other government agency. Lunch provided RSVP by Nov 29