February 2020 Workshops

SAGE on Campus

Join us for a week of workshops designed to help inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs — students, faculty, and community members — learn how to launch and fund technology-based startups.

How to get Federal Research Grant Funding for Your Startup
Feb 10 from 3-5 PM

Learn SBIR-STTR basics. Depending on agency, the SBIR-STTR program can award from $100,000 to $300,000 for a Phase I project with Phase II being typically $750,000 or more. This session will cover basic program structure and requirements. Come ready to talk about your business idea!

Customer Discovery & Validation
Feb 11 from 2-4 PM

A successful SBIR-STTR application requires an understanding of the market need for your idea. In this session, learn the basics of SBIR-STTR commercialization plans and how to do the market research needed to submit a winning proposal.

Funding for Technology Startups
Feb 13 from 3-5

SBIR-STTR is called “America’s Seed Fund” for good reason. Success means non-dilatable funding for your startup. In this session you will learn about the differences between small business loans, venture investment (including angel and seed funding), co-venture or collaboration funding agreements, and grant funding.

The Differences Between RO1 and SBIR-STTR
Feb 14 from 11-12 PM

Designed for researchers who wish someday to see their work translated into products and programs that impact and improve everyday life. Both presentation and conversation, this session will address the differences between traditional federal academic research funding and federal commercialization funding. It will also discuss the challenges of running a lab that bridges the gap between traditional research and product development.

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