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September 2020

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week 2020

September 21 @ 8:30 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is a weeklong event designed to celebrate women in entrepreneurship, share ideas and bring together the champions working to make the region a great place to start a company. A global effort, Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated in over 30 countries and 45 states. 2019 was the inaugural year events were held in Fargo and we had the largest gathering in the country with over 700 people participating throughout the week. This year, we’re back with more…

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From Academia to Technology Translation and Development

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Attend a free live webinar presentation from SHARPhub principal consultant Dr. Megan Varnum transitioned from academia to helping innovators and companies translate their products and services into the marketplace. She will talk about the basics of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research-based funding programs and how the SHARPhub program can help innovators/researchers take full advantage of these federal funds. Register Here Who Should Attend? Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● Early-stage…

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October 2020

2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – How to Prepare a Budget for SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 1 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar

A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving your SBIR/STTR project from start to finish.  Be sure not to leave money on the table! This session walks through the development of a project budget, including what costs need to be included, how to write a budget justification, can the company afford to pursue this project, what indirect rate should be used, and more. Register Here The $25 fee to attend this webinar will be waived if you or your…

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Developing Competitive SBIR/STTR Applications for Healthy Aging Innovations

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Through the SBIR and STTR programs, the Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) provides more than $100 million annually in set-aside, non-dilutive funding, and resources to support small businesses looking to commercialize technologies.  The small business programs support eligible companies and entrepreneurs creating innovative therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics that address aging, aging-related diseases, and the special needs of older Americans. We invite entrepreneurial researchers, small businesses, and research organizations to learn how to tap…

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Live Virtual Classroom – ABC of SBIR/STTR funding

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

Find out about SBIR/STTR program basics, including program purpose, eligibility, and sources of funding.  The goal of this presentation is to help you determine if you want to seriously pursue proposal development and provide tools to begin the process. Register Now: https://bit.ly/3h3h6J2 Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience industry. Presenter: Becky Aistrup, M.B.A., Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)…

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2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – What You Should Know About Government Audits

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Technology firms who have received a grant or a contract, such as SBIR or STTR, are often unprepared to deal with a government audit. When is an audit required? Are you ready for an audit? Do you have to have an audit? Who performs an audit? This session will answer these questions as well as discuss types of audits; company financial policies and procedures; contracts and agreements; equipment logs; required reporting; audit alerts. Register Here The $25 fee to attend…

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Live Virtual Classrooms – Proposal Prep for NIH

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

Discover the differences between SBIR and STTR, and review how to navigate the NIH’s SBIR website to research awarded projects, how to prepare an SBIR proposal, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Register Now: https://bit.ly/3bnZGW8 Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience industry. Presenter: Megan Varnum, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc) Brought to you by:     …

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2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – Practical Strategies for Indirect Rate Development

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

This webinar explains indirect cost treatment and how to prepare an indirect cost proposal.  Topics include one-tier or two-tier indirect cost calculations; what costs are included; fringe benefit treatment; process for negotiation; different types of rates – provisional/final, and more. Register Here The $25 fee to attend this webinar will be waived if you or your company are located in one of the SHARPhub states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma). Please contact Marisol Rodriguez at marisol@bbcetc.com for…

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IO2020: The New Innovators’ Summit

October 20 - October 22
Virtual Conference

IO2020:  THE NEW INNOVATORS’ SUMMIT TALENT, TECHNOLOGY, AND TRANSFORMATION Welcome to Nebraska (Virtually)! The team at InsideOutside.io wants to welcome you to IO2020! The IO Summit is the conference that brings together a community of talent with the skills, knowledge, and network needed to help you navigate the Future of Innovation.  Over 2+ days by attending this event learn fast and grow faster.  Grab a ticket and explore... How can you position yourself and your organization to come out of…

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2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – QuickBooks & Compliance

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

This webinar explains how to manage your SBIR/STTR grant or contract to improve your odds of moving from Phase I to Phase II, and Phase II to Phase III (transition and/or commercialization). It includes a review the various sources for managing funds from DoD, NIH, NSF, or DoE, as well as reporting requirements and close-out procedures. Register Here The $25 fee to attend this webinar will be waived if you or your company are located in one of the SHARPhub…

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Live Virtual Classroom – Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 26 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

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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2020 Grant Management Webinar Series – Policies & Procedures for SBIR/STTR Awardees

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

You’ve won your award. Now your task is to manage the funds you’ve received not only to stay in compliance with government regulations but to direct your business in an organized manner. This webinar provides information on how to set up and manage procurement policies, payroll, employee leave, and other internal controls that are necessary for success. Register Here The $25 fee to attend this webinar will be waived if you or your company are located in one of the…

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