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Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops

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Conference Presentations

Below are PDF versions of the presentations from the past SBIR conference.

Pre-Conference Workshops - Monday, April 30
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Phase 1 Proposal Prep
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The Commercialization Imperative (Strickland)
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Conference Orientation Session for New Attendees (Henry)
Day One - Tuesday, May 1
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SBIR/STTR 101 - Overviews
(Hennebury and Guilfoos)
Lunch (Richert)
Agency Overviews and Sessions

Day Two - Wednesday, May 2
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Demystifying Proposal Preperation (Berger)
Reviewing Your Proposal's Review (Henry)
Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur™ (Janke et al)
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Formation of an SBIR/STTR Eligible Company (Richert, Eheman, Wofford, and Cortina)
Balancing Act - Meeting Your Research Milestones, While Marketing Your Business (Gretton, Perret)
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Lunch - Driving Innovation for Future Success (Weddle)
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Accounting and Audits (Strickland)
Partnering with Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers and Universities (Payne, Linsenmeyer, Maynard, Ward, and Higgs)
Protecting Your Competitive Advantage and Ownership Issues (Flynn and Erlich)
Success Stories: University Spin-outs and their use of SBIR/STTR to jump-start them (Escuti, Innes, and Wax)
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Day 3 - Thursday, May 3
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Agency Evaluation Panel (Federal agencies)
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Commercialization Plans: What to Write, What to Do (Kurek)
Business Planning that Tells your Story (Kouri)
Capstone Session - A Fireside Chat with SBIR Successes and a Follow-on Investor (Cambier, LeVert, and Gindes)
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Agency Commercialization Assistance Programs (Carson, Caccuitto, and Hennessy)
State and Regional Resources Beyond SBIR (Flynn, Muthig, and Austin)
Post-Conference Workshops - Thursday, May 3
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Phase II Proposal Preparation Workshop (Gail and Jim Greenwood)
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R&D Project Planning, Cost Estimating and Control (Davis)
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