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October 2021

Midwest Drug Development conference

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 4:00 pm
Free Virtual Presentation

The goal of the Midwest Drug Development conference is to provide industry and investors a single event to learn about cutting-edge Midwestern therapeutic technologies and start-up companies. The 2021 MWDD conference will offer feature technologies from most major Midwestern universities. Previous participating universities include Nebraska and the Nebraska Medical Center, Wisconsin’s WARF, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Iowa, Mayo Clinic, Note Dame, Kentucky, Cincinnati Children’s, Missouri, Oklahoma, Purdue and Colorado. Ample spaces dedicated to networking will be available for…

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Entrepreneur Workshop Series: Regulatory Strategy

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Join the next session in this workshop series, hosted by NIA OSBR and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Small Business Program in collaboration with SEED (Small Business Education and Entrepreneurial Development). The workshop includes breakout rooms on drugs and biologics, therapeutic devices and digital health, and diagnostic tests.

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ABC of SBIR/STTR Funding

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Free Virtual Classroom

Find out whether your research is a candidate for SBIR/STTR federal R&D funding and learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including program purpose, eligibility, and sources of funding. This presentation will provide ample information to help you determine if you should seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process. Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience industry.

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Lunch and Learn: Understanding how your invention will make money – The business model

October 7 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Attendees to this event will learn about how the venture will become economically self-sufficient a requirement of all ongoing businesses. Even if you plan to license your technology, the licensee will want to understand how they will profit by licensing your technology so preparing a business model is essential to successfully commercialize your research. About the speaker: Wally Meyer helps startups achieve their marketplace potential. As founder and director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Kansas and originator…

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Identifying SBIR/STTR funding opportunities and developing the Aims page for your project

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

Are you considering applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs?  Are you planning to reach out to SBIR/STTR program managers to gauge interest in your project?  This is the right training for you!.  After this presentation attendees would be able to: Understand how the SBIR/STTR program works at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Identify SBIR/STTR agencies interested in funding your project (including NIH) by searching SBIR.gov. Identify the best Institute or Center…

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Lunch and Learn – How to Assess the Market of your Technology

October 15 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

You Can Love Your Technology... Just Don't Be in Love with It! Presented by: Rick Swatloski, PhD TreMonti Consulting   – 16 years experience in technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and economic development – Ph.D. in Chemistry, 50+ peer-reviewed publications, highly cited (more than 18,000 citations) – Co-inventor on 7 U.S. patent applications and 50+ with foreign equivalents – Former Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Alabama – Involved in the management of 600+ invention disclosures, 700+…

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Presentation

Discover the differences between SBIR and STTR. Review how to navigate the NIH’s SBIR website to research awarded projects. Learn how to prepare an SBIR proposal. And find out how to avoid common pitfalls. Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience industry.

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November 2021

Lunch and Learn: Startup’s key legal issues

November 4 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Attendees to this event will learn about how to protect the commercial value of your research. Additionally, we’ll explore the various legal structures from which you’ll select your startup’s legal formation. This seminar will provide you with your startup’s legal basics and prepare you for meeting with legal counsel and is not a substitute for obtaining that counsel. About the speaker: Wally Meyer helps startups achieve their marketplace potential. As founder and director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the University…

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Developing the commercialization plan for SBIR/STTR Proposals

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free Virtual Presentation

A credible commercialization strategy not only helps you evaluate your customers and market, but it is also critical to garnering the attention of funding sources, SBIR/STTR, or others. It is a key differentiator in SBIR/STTR proposal reviews, so it is important to know what your target agency/institute expects to see in a well-planned path to market. This training covers the key components of an effective plan, how to find and use cost-effective market research to direct your efforts, supporting documents…

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December 2021

Lunch and Learn: Estimating the Commercial Value of Your Invention

December 2 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

When negotiating with investors to establish a valuation for your startup, the first step is to develop financial projections (pro format financials) that include a forecast of sales, expenses, and profits for the new venture. In this event, attendees will learn about the basics of forecasting and how to negotiate the best valuation and deal terms for your startup based on that forecast. About the speaker: Wally Meyer helps startups achieve their marketplace potential. As founder and director of the…

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ABC of SBIR/STTR Funding

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

Find out whether your research is a candidate for SBIR/STTR federal R&D funding and learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including program purpose, eligibility, and sources of funding. This presentation will provide ample information to help you determine if you should seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process. Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience industry.

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