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SBIR/STTR: Federal Funding for Your Innovative Idea – Rural Innovation Series

February 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0


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Find out how the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. The two programs make over $4 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually!

Join our expert in the virtual session to learn what it takes to participate and be competitive in the programs. This training is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and provides the tools to help begin the process.

We’ll review:
-Eligibility requirements
– Participating agencies
– The differences between SBIR and STTR
– How SBIR/STTR works with other funding
– Common misconceptions and more!

Who should attend:

– Companies from startups up to those with 500 employees who do early-stage technical R&D
– Academics who want to commercialize their technologies
– Companies who are seeking early stage, non-dilutive funding for research work

About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding
and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc’s Michigan clients have been awarded over $390 million in funding since 2002. The company was recently named a 2020 Tibbetts award winner as well as one of 50 “Michigan companies to watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. www.bbcetc.com/734.930.9741/info@bbcetc.com/@BBC_etc

BBCetc Principal Consultant, Monique Branham

Monique Branham is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, she joined the company in July of 2021. She has 22 years of experience in DoD. She joined the United States Air Force in 1999 and has an M.B.A. in Aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. While in the Air Force she served as a Quality Assurance personnel of government contracts and a Resource Management Office. Monique moved to the Air Force Space and Missle System Center (SMC) and became the SBIR/STTR commmercialization expert. Monique’s work was instrumental in finding leveraged funding from government, academic, and private sectors, as well as writing intricate transition management plans led to the successful commercialization of SBIR topics that are currently operating on the International Space Station. Monique was able to garner leveraged funding for commercialization for over 20 SBIR topics. Monique has received awards from SMC for Innovation and leadership. Monique has an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force.


February 21, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0


Virtual Workshop


Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center