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January 2019

Biotech Startup School @ KU – 2019

January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
KUMC – Health Education Building (HEB), 2160 W. 39th Ave
Kansas City, Kansas 66160 United States
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Participate in an interactive, flipped classroom experience that will feature topics that include: value proposition, customer discovery, intellectual property, regulatory pathway and reimbursement, revenue models, and an introduction to the NIH SBIR/STTR programs. Six, 2-hour sessions that will include lectures and classroom presentations. Jan. 8 - Identify potential commercial application via value proposition Jan. 15 - Identifying your Competitive Leverage Jan. 22 - Intellectual Property Position and Strategy Jan. 31 - Regulatory Pathway and Reimbursement Feb. 7 - Revenue Model…

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March 2019

SHARPhub Intensive Workshop: SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
KUMC – Health Education Building (HEB), 2160 W. 39th Ave
Kansas City, Kansas 66160 United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $2.6 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. The process is complex but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort! Learn more about SBIR/STTR funding from nationally recognized expert, Becky Aistrup, SHARPhub PI and Managing Partner of the SBIR consulting…

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April 2019

SHARPhub: Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals

April 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
KUMC – Health Education Building (HEB), 2160 W. 39th Ave
Kansas City, Kansas 66160 United States
Free

A credible commercialization strategy not only helps you evaluate your customers and market, it is critical to garnering the attention of funding sources.  A solid commercialization plan is also 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 half-day class will cover 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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May 2019

Webinar: NCATS SBIR & STTR Support for Biotech Entrepreneurs/Researchers

May 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar

Attend this free webinar and learn about funding and resources for researchers and entrepreneurs focused on advancing translational research and technologies to improve disease prevention, detection and treatment. Presenter, Lili Portilla, Director of the NCATS Office Strategic Alliances, will cover: An overview of the NCATS SBIR/STTR program, Key NCATS focus areas to advance clinical research and translational sciences, How to know if your proposal is a good fit for NCATS, Upcoming opportunities and deadlines, Tips for successful application, and Other…

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SBIR Road Tour – Oklahoma

May 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oklahoma Hall of Fame, 1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is…

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SBIR Road Tour – Kansas

May 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
KU Medical Center, Health Education Building, 3796 Cambridge St.
Kansas City, KS 66103
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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is…

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SBIR Road Tour – South Dakota

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
University Center, Sioux Falls, 4801 N Career Ave. (Classroom Bldg)
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is…

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SBIR Road Tour – North Dakota

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
FargoDome, 1800 University Drive North
Fargo, ND 58102
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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other government agencies fund small technology-based businesses with more than $2.5B through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. The SBIR Road Tour is…

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August 2019

Competing For Government Contracts: Basic Training

August 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
712 INNOVATIONS, 712 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66614
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Federal, state and local governments spend more than $800 billion per year buying goods and services. This introductory seminar offers an overview of the critical first steps to becoming a government contractor. Join us to learn to identify opportunities and understand the contracting process. You will also learn about services available to help you. Cost: Complimentary PARKING: The Crosby Parking Garage is located on north side of 8th street. They charge a dollar an hour. Street parking is also available…

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September 2019

Identifying Life Science Entrepreneur Resources: SHARPhub Kansas Resource Navigator

September 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
KU Medical Center, Health Education Building, 3796 Cambridge St.
Kansas City, KS 66103
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As a leader in supporting life sciences innovation, you know that Kansas is home to a wealth of resources to help life science entrepreneurs start and grow. However, these resources are not always known to the entrepreneur. As part of our mission to help connect entrepreneurs and innovators with crucial resources, SHARPhub has partnered with SourceLink to help organize resources in a five-state region (Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota). SourceLink was created by the Kauffman Foundation in…

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Midwest Drug Development Conference

September 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capital District, 222 N 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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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 2019 MWDD conference will offer feature technologies from most major Midwestern universities, including Nebraska and the Nebraska Medical Center, 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 university, industry and investor…

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October 2019

Identifying Life Science Entrepreneur Resources: SHARPhub S. Dakota Resource Navigator

October 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Zeal Center for Eship, 2329 N. Career Ave.
Sioux Falls, S. Dakota
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As a leader in supporting life sciences innovation, you know that South Dakota is home to a wealth of resources to help life science entrepreneurs start and grow. However, these resources are not always known to the entrepreneur. As part of our mission to help connect entrepreneurs and innovators with crucial resources, SHARPhub has partnered with SourceLink to help organize resources in a five-state region (Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota). SourceLink was created by the Kauffman Foundation…

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Identifying Life Science Entrepreneur Resources: SHARPhub Nebraska Resource Navigator

October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mammel Hall Room, 6708 Pine St
Omaha, NE 68106
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As a leader in supporting life sciences innovation, you know that Nebraska is home to a wealth of resources to help life science entrepreneurs start and grow. However, these resources are not always known to the entrepreneur. As part of our mission to help connect entrepreneurs and innovators with crucial resources, SHARPhub has partnered with SourceLink to help organize resources in a five-state region (Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota). SourceLink was created by the Kauffman Foundation in…

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Identifying Life Science Entrepreneur Resources: SHARPhub North Dakota Resource Navigator

October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Innovation, 4200 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, N. Dakota 58203
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As a leader in supporting life sciences innovation, you know that North Dakota is home to a wealth of resources to help life science entrepreneurs start and grow. However, these resources are not always known to the entrepreneur. As part of our mission to help connect entrepreneurs and innovators with crucial resources, SHARPhub has partnered with SourceLink to help organize resources in a five-state region (Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota). SourceLink was created by the Kauffman Foundation…

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November 2019

Legal Issues & Your Small Business

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
712 INNOVATIONS, 712 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66614
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This workshop is your chance to learn the basic legal steps of setting up your small business and the common legal pitfalls to avoid. This interactive workshop includes discussions on: Corporations, LLCs and other business entities and structures Independent contractors vs. employees questions Lease and other contract considerations Trademarks and protecting your name and business Each workshop attendee will leave with a good understanding of the current legalities in operating a small business. Provided in conjunction with and presented by…

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Webinar: Making the Business Case: Innovation Assessment

November 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by: Ellen Purpus, Ph.D. Assistant VP, Enterprise & Innovation University of Nevada, Reno InnovationInnova

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December 2019

Translation of Research – Commercialization path

December 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hixson Lied Science Building – Martin H. Keller Lecture Hall (G04), 2555 Burt St
Omaha, NE 68178 United States
Free

A presentation about translation of research into the market place. Speaker: Douglas Wright, Ph.D. Professor & Vice-Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center / SHARPhub Principal Investigator Dr. Wright serves as a professor and vice-chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). Since 2011, he has served at the principal investigator of the Kansas Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program.…

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January 2020

Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding

January 31 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lauritzen Outpatient Center at the 4th-floor auditorium, 4014 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort! SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 1 – Proposal Prep for NIH Thursday, January 30 from 8:30 to 5 pm Get…

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February 2020

Webinar: Improving the chances of SBIR/STTR Success – How proposals are reviewed

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

You'll spend many hours writing your SBIR or STTR proposal so you’ll want to give yourself every chance of winning the prize. The proposal review is a critical determinant of success, so give yourself every advantage by writing to those reviewers. In this webinar learn about how the various federal agencies review SBIR/STTR proposals, what reviewers look for in a proposal and how to write to “sell” your technology. The webinar will also provide formatting tips to make the reviewers’…

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Proposal Prep for SBIR/STTR Funding

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Community College of Sioux Falls – FADM250 (CCSF Administration/Classroom building in Sioux Falls), 2nd floor., 4801 N Career Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57107 United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort! SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 1 - Proposal Prep for NIH Thursday, February 6th from 8:30 to 5 pm Get…

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March 2020

Webinar Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
ND United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort! SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 2 – Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals Monday, March 30th from 9:00 to Noon A…

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April 2020

Proposal Prep and Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Funding Webinar

April 10 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
KS United States
Free

Is your biotech idea or project a candidate for federal R&D funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? The two programs award over $3 billion in R&D funding annually to small businesses developing game-changing technologies. The process is complex, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding (i.e., free) is worth the effort! SBIR/STTR Workshop: Part 2 – Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals Webinar Friday, April 10th from 8:30 to Noon A…

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How to Prepare your SBIR/STTR Proposal and Commercialization Plan NIAID SBIR Webinar

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Free live webinar sponsored by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease! This presentation was originally scheduled as part of NIAD’s annual SBIR conference.  It is a two-part interactive classroom-style webinar that will cover the basics of Phase I and Phase II NIH proposal preparation. Agenda to include: (times are EDT) 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Phase I Proposal Development Basics ⇒ You’ll learn about the all-important peer review process and how to craft your proposal to make…

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June 2020

SHARPhub MAP Program Webinar

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

cThe MAP (Mentoring, Assessment, and Planning) program utilizes a combination of educational modules, tools, and mentoring to help university researchers assess the potential of their life science technology to ensure they’re on a strong development path to successfully commercializing their innovations. Participants work one-on-one with a SHARPhub mentor using our Startup School video series: 8 Steps to Commercialization of Research Technology. Register Now: 2020JUNESHARPhubMAP Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage…

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ABC of SBIR/STTR funding

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
FREE Live Webinar

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: 2020JUNESHARPhubABC 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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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

June 22 @ 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: 2020JUNESHARPhubNIH 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) Brought to you by:       …

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July 2020

SHARPhub Kansas Cohort Summer Series

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

SHARPhub invites you to join us for a summer series of virtual cohort companies. The SHARPhub Kansas Summer Series will feature resources to help your company grow in Kansas including the Kansas Department of Commerce, KU Small Business Development Center, and a local SBA lending bank. We are working on our August guest speaker and will provide an update.  Join us to learn about these resources and network (virtually) with other SHARPhub companies. Speaker: Trent Armbrust -Director of Strategy, Biosciences…

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Collaborate2Cure: Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Collaborating to spark innovative treatments, diagnostics, advocacy strategies, and broadened awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals

July 28 @ 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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