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Mon 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Technology

Description: The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award over $2.6 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. The process is complex with a steep learning curve, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort. In this half-day class, attendees learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including program purpose, eligibility, sources of funding and tools for proposal development. The class provides enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue a grant or contract proposal. Agenda for program: Morning Day 1: SBIR/STTR basics in general Afternoon Day 1 and Morning Day 2: Proposal Preparation for NIH. * Afternoon Day 2: one on one coaching appointments with Ms. Airstrup. * *Please register for the SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Essentials for NIH event separately if you wish to attend sessions beyond the morning of Day 1* About the Presenter: Becky Aistrup, Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. Prior to joining BBCetc in 2012, Becky was the SBIR/STTR Program Director for the Minnesota Science and Technology Authority. Becky’s professional background includes over 20 years of experience working within the medical, biotech, advanced materials and electronics industries, and consulting with technology companies on SBIR/STTR funding. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Kansas and M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota. About BBC: BBCetc is a nationally recognized entrepreneurial consulting group specializing in helping emerging companies to win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. Its services include training courses and one-on-one consulting in the areas of technology assessment, SBIR/STTR proposal development, commercialization planning, and grants and contracts management.

Speaker(s): Over his 30-year career, Michael Kurek has held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies. Michael has demonstrated success on an international scale in defining new product opportunities, developing sales and marketing strategies, and recruiting and managing teams to deliver growth. He holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. He joined BBCetc in 2001.

Co-Sponsor(s): UD Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships, Delaware Technology Park

Registration for this program DOES NOT include the SBIR/STTR proposal preparation seminar which follows. Out of state businesses or those needing more information on SBIR/STTR should contact Daniel Eliot at for payment information. Program is free but pre-registration is required.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: (302) 856-1555


Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Delaware Technology Park 15 Innovation Way Newark, DE 19711

Located at the intersection of Rt. 72 and Wyoming Road at 15 Innovation Way and is the first building on your right on Wyoming Road. Turn right into the parking lot and park in front of the building. Additional parking is available behind the building. All visitors must enter the building through the front entrance.

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