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Do you have a technology that you think has commercial potential? If so, you will want to know what options are available to you, and you will need the funding to travel the path to market. This class will provide tips on developing a credible commercialization plan, using market research to direct your efforts, how to build a business model and commercialization planning differences across agencies. Learn how federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can be a valuable part of the process.

Note: Lunch is included with registration
Registration is non-refundable

Presenter: Austin Dean, Principal Consultant
Austin joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in 2017 with a background in business incubation, acceleration services and early-stage investing. Most recently, Austin served as the Operations Director for Grand Rapids-based Start Garden Inc., the leading business incubator for IoT companies in West Michigan. Prior to his role at Start Garden, he managed an accelerator program, served as gatekeeper for statewide capital programs, and supported a portfolio of high-growth companies on behalf of Michigan’s Grand Rapids SmartZone. Austin has owned and operated businesses in enterprise SaaS, consumer products, and human resources. He received a BA and an MBA in Finance from Grand Valley and has formerly worked as a business analyst for Merrill Lynch and Charter Capital Partners.

Do you know about Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program? The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with most costs covered by a state grant. The program is managed by BBCetc.

Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.

  • When: Wed Feb. 13
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Address: 4717 Campus Dr.
    Kalamazoo MI,US 49008

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