Proposal Prep Essentials for SBIR

Date: 04-27-2021

Time: 06:00 PM

Location: zoom

Who: Jerry Hollister
What: Proposal Prep Essentials for SBIR
When: 6:00PM Tuesday, April, 27, 2021
Where: Zoom (details below)
Cost: Admission is Free
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You have an innovative technology and need to find seed funding. But all the investors you have talked with say they will be happy to invest once you have proved your idea is feasible. Of course, your (unstated) response is that the reason you are asking is to fund a proof of concept study?!?! So you are caught in a catch 22. This is where the SBIR / STTR program comes in. Eleven federal agencies fund early stage companies that are proposing innovative technologies. Learn more about this unique funding opportunity, called America’s Seed Fund.

Speaker Biography:
Jerry Hollister, Senior Principal Consultant
Jerry is a BBCetc Senior Principal Consultant, joining the company in 2017 with 30 years of leadership experience in government, higher education, non-profit and for-profit enterprises. After earning an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, he served as commissioned Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps and a warranted Contracting Officer for the Dept. of Defense. Prior to joining BBCetc, Jerry was Chief Operating Officer for Michigan-based Niowave, a developer of superconducting electron accelerators, where he worked to build the successful start-up company from 2008-17. Jerry was instrumental in Niowave receiving over 45 SBIR awards. Niowave was named the 2010 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year by the Dept. of Energy and, in 2016, was honored with the S.B.A.’s Tibbetts Award, which recognizes the best in SBIR achievement. Before joining Niowave, Jerry served in a number of non-profit and educational roles following his honorable discharge from the Navy.

This presentation was made possible, in part, by support from the School of Engineering at Fairfield University. 

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