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July 2020

SHARPhub Kansas Cohort Summer Series

July 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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August 2020

SHARPhub Kansas Cohort Summer Series

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Speakers: Jeff Shackelford CEO & President, Enterprise Center Executive Director, Mid America Angels Investment Network Mr. Shackelford is responsible for Mid America Angels and the Fountain Innovation Fund, both programs of the Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC).  He drives efforts to identify and secure new capital options for early-stage companies throughout the Midwest region.  Prior to joining ECJC, Shackelford spent the past five years helping early-stage entrepreneurs move forward to start new businesses and create area jobs as the Executive…

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Invention-Con 2020

August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - August 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Free

Invention-Con 2020 is the annual conference for inventors, makers and entrepreneurs. Are you an independent inventor, entrepreneur, small business owner, or intellectual property (IP) professional? If so, mark your calendars now for Invention-Con 2020, coming Thursday – Saturday, August 20 – 22. This year’s theme is “Your IP: A power tool for building success.”Tune in live each day of Invention-Con 2020 using the following links:Thursday, August 20, 12-5:30 p.m. ET: https://rev-vbrick.uspto.gov/#/events/bada519a-be39-4860-b2cb-7a0b4e9f31c7Friday, August 21, 12-5:30 p.m. ET: https://rev-vbrick.uspto.gov/#/events/b6ac1e06-655f-418b-8486-39412a64d976Saturday, August 22, 12 -5:30 p.m. ET:…

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September 2020

Meet the Entrepreneur – A KUMC lunch and learn series

September 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Speaker:  Dr. Steven Soper, Sunflower Genomics, Inc. Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Steven Soper, KU Distinguished Professor and founder of Sunflower Genomics, Inc. (SGI). Sunflower Genomics is an early-stage sequencing instrument company that will develop, manufacture, sell, and distribute instruments and associated consumables. SGI is poised to transform the health care industry by better enabling precision medicine, a new paradigm where medical decisions are made based upon the individual’s specific DNA. SGI’s sequencing platform addresses key limitations…

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Encountering Innovation Virtual Conference

September 14, 2020 - September 18, 2020
Virtual Conference

Encountering Innovation, a conference brought to you by the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tech Innovation Center, is a week-long event that provides innovators the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their technology.  Tech scouts from Department of Defense (DoD) Combatant Commands, Service Labs, Academia, Services, and Agencies will listen to pitches, examine poster board displays, and chat with innovators during networking events. Your innovation might be selected for socialization among government agencies and for fast-track contracting. Click here to…

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Learning about SHARPhub and How to Get Involved

September 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

You are invited to attend a free live webinar presentation from SHARPhub coinvestigator, Dr. Doug Wright, and be introduced to the SHARPhub services and how to get involved. You will learn about the SHARPhub program, services, and how faculty entrepreneurs could benefit from this program. The SHARPhub is an NIH funded program to assist in translating bioscience discoveries into startup companies in the Central Region. Who Should Attend? Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● Early stage life…

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Week 2020

September 21, 2020 @ 8:30 am - September 25, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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The Path to a Patent, Part I: IP basics – virtual

October 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar
Free

The USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office invites you to join us for Part I of the series: The Path to a Patent. The USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office invites you to join us for Part I of the series: The Path to a Patent. In this module, we will provide a brief overview of the different types of intellectual property (including trademarks and copyrights) and review the patenting process from invention to application to issue. We will also cover the requirements…

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Developing Competitive SBIR/STTR Applications for Healthy Aging Innovations

October 6, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Fall 2020 Startup School

October 8, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am
Free

Fall 2020 Startup School: Free workshops, breakfast, resources, and networking opportunities! South Dakota Biotech Association, in partnership with Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership Hub (SHARPhub) and Dakota Research and Consulting Organization (DRACO), is hosting a Startup School this Fall for those interested in entrepreneurship. Free one hour workshops will run weekly on Thursdays from 8:45 to 10 a.m. CDT starting October 1st. These workshops led by local entrepreneurs will provide applicable knowledge and useful insight into the world of small…

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

October 8, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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SBIR Road Tour Week in the Midwest

October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am
FREE Live Webinar

The SBIR Road Tour has moved online for 2020. Still, the event connects entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – federal SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, these programs provide more than $3.7 billion to small businesses each year. During SBIR Week, learn more about the SBIR/STTR program and other federal and state resources that help commercialize new technologies. This event will benefit small businesses, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and technology companies. Cost: No fee. Register…

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IO2020: The New Innovators’ Summit

October 20, 2020 - October 22, 2020
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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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November 2020

Meet the Entrepreneur – A KUMC lunch and learn series

November 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

A conversation with Ms. Tammy Ham and Dr. Scott Weir as they tell their entrepreneurship story Ms. Ham is the President and CEO of BioNovus Innovations and CEO of CicloMed. Ms. Ham leads a team of experts committed to developing and commercializing an innovative, less-invasive approach to fighting bladder cancer. Since 2015 she has served as President and CEO of CicloMed’s parent company, BioNovus Innovations LLC, which is building a portfolio of organizations to advance scientific discoveries into transformational improvements…

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NIA SBIR/STTR Virtual Workshop: Understanding the NIH Peer-Review Process

November 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

What happens after submitting your application for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding? It goes through NIH’s peer-review process, a thorough, time-tested system that identifies the most promising biomedical research ideas. In this workshop, you’ll learn what reviewers look for in SBIR/STTR applications, the role of different reviewers, how to interpret your summary statement, and what to do if you have questions. Panelists will perform a mock review to give you an inside look…

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Navigating FDA

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar
Free

XLerator Network is hosting this event in partnership with the SEED Office at the National Institutes of Health. The basics of drug development are well known in many labs – but what happens when you have to shift from that general understanding to developing specific plans for your own project?  What’s most important to think about? Where do you find information? When do you engage with FDA or a regulatory professional?  During this talk you will learn how to find…

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2020 One Health Research Symposium

November 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am - November 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Free - $25.00

Biosensors are devices and technology that can be used to monitor the health or status of humans, animals, or the environment. Biosensors are devices and technology that can be used to monitor the health or status of humans, animals, or the environment. Recently, biosensors and wearable sensors have been garnering more attention as they offer opportunities to access continuous, real-time data regardless of whether the application is for human health, animal health, or environmental monitoring. For health applications, the data…

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Governor’s Giant Vision Competition Informational Session

November 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Governor's Giant Vision Competition Informational Session with DRACO, SD Chamber of Commerce, and SD EPSCoR. This is an online event. Note: This session will take place via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link one hour before the event begins. Dakota Research and Consulting Organization (DRACO) invites businesses and entrepreneurs to attend an informational session with members of the Governor's Giant Vision (GGV) planning committee. The SD Governor's Office of Economic Development hosts the Giant Vision Business Plan Competition each…

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North Dakota Innovation Day

November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Celebrate innovation across the state of North Dakota as we showcase high school, university, and professional ideas. Innovation Day is a day dedicated to showcasing innovative projects and ideas across North Dakota. Throughout the day, hear from leading innovators on why innovation matters and how you can be innovative in your school, community, organization, or company. Our specific agenda includes: 1 p.m. - Nice Idea Showcase: Listen to the final pitches of high school students across North Dakota as they…

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December 2020

Expanding Innovation in North Dakota

December 8, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Expanding Innovation in North Dakota The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Andrei Iancu, will join the University of North Dakota to engage with the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs as he discusses the National Council for Expanding American Innovation. Rocky Mountain Regional Director Molly Kocialski will give brief remarks about the Rocky Mountain USPTO and its resources.

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Hult Prize Informational Session

December 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Hult Prize Informational Session with DRACO, USD, Augustana University, and the Hult Prize Foundation. This is an online event. Note: This session will take place via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link one hour before the event begins.Dakota Research and Consulting Organization (DRACO) invites students and community members to attend an informational session on the Hult Prize competition. The Hult Prize Foundation created the Hult Prize, which boasts a $1,000,000 global startup prize, to transform how young people envision…

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

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

  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…

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January 2021

ABC of SBIR/STTR

January 14 @ 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 Register Now: https://bit.ly/39bu9Yt Who Should Attend:  Faculty ● Students ● Post Docs ● Clinicians ● University Grant administrators ● Early Stage Life Science Companies ● Service Providers supporting the regional bioscience…

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free Virtual Classroom

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.  Register Now: https://bit.ly/3fG7h4E 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…

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February 2021

Developing your SBIR/STTR Commercialization plan

February 10 @ 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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The University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resource will host a free, virtual screening of the documentary film “Picture a Scientist.”

February 18 @ 12:00 am
Free Virtual Presentation

“Picture a Scientist” chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science…

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2020-2021 Curious people series – Biomechanical Rehabilitation and Manufacturing: Improving the Quality of Life of Medically Underserved Populations

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Speakers and events for the 2020-2021 Curious People Series represent University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)'s Big Ideas. These highlight areas of campus strength, especially where there are opportunities to enhance scholarly, research, and creative activities at UNO.  For general series information click here On Feb 23rd, you have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Jorge Zuñiga, Ph.D., who has spent his career working to lower the cost of expensive medical devices and procedures for medically underserved populations.  Dr. Zuñiga's presentation…

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“From the Sources’ Mouth” with National Institute of Cancer (NCI)

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
FREE Live Webinar

Don’t miss your chance to hear directly from the National Institute of Cancer (NCI) program manager, Ming Zhao. NCI is one of the eleven institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that make up the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer healthier lives. Join this free one-hour overview of the NCI SBIR/STTR program and learn, from the source,…

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March 2021

Founders’ Lab – connecting underrepresented minority and female founders with venture and angel investors

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

On March 24th, the Kansas City University Venture Fund(KCUVF) will be hosting the second Founders’ Lab event in partnership with Royal Street Ventures and Fountain Innovation Fund.  Founders’ Lab is an event that facilitates 1:1 meetings connecting those that identify as underrepresented minority and female founders in undercapitalized markets with venture and angel investors.  If you believe this opportunity would benefit you, please apply for Founders’ Lab here.  Applications must be submitted by 3/6/2021, but are considered on a rolling…

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2021 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm
USPTO – Virtual, 600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Free

Join us online for the USPTO's Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 3 Don’t miss the USPTO’s free online 2021 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES). Discover the resources and services available to assist and support women inventors and entrepreneurs. Register for this special event. Tune in to the webcast on Wednesday, March 3. At the WES you’ll have the chance to: Learn about navigating today’s changing marketplace and the challenges and opportunities for women to succeed Hear about ongoing efforts to bring…

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

March 10 @ 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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A KUCTC Lunch and Learn Series – Meet the Entrepreneur

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Join the University of Kansas (KU) Center for Technology and Commercialization Center (KUCTC) for a conversation with Lisa Friis, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the KU School of Engineering. Dr. Friis’ main research interests are in biomaterials and biomechanics, with an emphasis on spine biomechanics and mechanical testing and design of implants. She has led several efforts at KU to incorporate technology entrepreneurship education into the engineering curriculum. LISA FRIIS, PH.D. Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dr. Friis joined the Department…

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Cuss and Discuss: NIH SBIR/STTR

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
FREE Live Webinar

Meet others planning to submit SBIR/STTR proposals to NIH, sharing challenges and learning from others. Registrants will be sent Zoom details for the meeting.

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NIA and NHLBI Entrepreneur Workshop Series: Corporate Governance and Management

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free Virtual Presentation

Commercializing novel scientific products and technologies is complex—especially for startups. To support entrepreneurs along this journey, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a series of entrepreneurship workshops for awardees and applicants seeking funding through NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Join the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Small Business Program on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at…

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WES 2021:Resources for protecting your intellectual property

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
USPTO – Virtual, 600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Free

2021 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium: Resources for protecting your intellectual property Don't miss the next free, online installment of the 2021 annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES), “Resources for protecting your intellectual property.” Take this opportunity to learn about programs, resources, and information that can help you protect your creative work. Attendees will learn about: Government resources to assist inventors Free legal services Support for small business owners Moderator:   Heidi Kelley, Technology Center Operations Manager, USPTO Guests Jennifer Harchick, Staff Attorney, Office…

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FDA’s CDRH: Accelerating Upstream Medical Device Innovation

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar
Free

This event will share insights on how the FDA helps accelerate upstream medical device innovation in partnership with industry and academia. Promoting public health is the mission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the breadth of technology increases linearly, early-stage innovators face unique technical challenges. Many of them deal with emerging medical technologies that may have no precedent for assessing safety and effectiveness. This means they may have to develop their own ad-hoc testing methods, which is not…

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How to Understand Your Value Position and Build Your Business Model for a New Innovation or Technology Venture

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
FREE Live Webinar

For pre-venture or new tech or innovation companies, this workshop is about how to understand your value proposition and prototype your business model for creating a scalable and profitable business.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Focus Forward Resources for Women in Business to Succeed

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Resources for Women in Business to Succeed After a Historic Year In celebration of Women’s History Month, NWBC invites you to join a fireside chat featuring Chair Liz Sara and Council Member Nicole Cober. This insightful discussion will highlight key trends in women's business enterprise and cover notable, free resources to help you start and scale your business. Women own or co-own 45% of all businesses in the United States. These businesses represent a wide range of industries and are…

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Stimulating Alzheimer’s and Aging Innovations Through Small Business Funding

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Do you need nondilutive funding to advance your aging-related research? Join BioKansas in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET for a webinar on small business funding opportunities to advance your research to the commercialization stage. Armineh Ghazarian, M.S.F., OSBR program analyst, will provide an overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs,…

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April 2021

2021 HHS Small Business Program Conference: Diverse Perspectives SEEDing Impactful Innovations

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Did you know… The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for life sciences in the U.S.? There is more than $1.2 billion of seed funding for small businesses that are developing innovative products and services that could potentially save lives. Are you… New to the NIH small business grant programs? Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) A diverse life science entrepreneur or biomedical researcher looking for…

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