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Intro to SBIR/STTR Funding

Discover how to tap into federal funding sources for research & development
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With $3 billion available annually, the SBIR/STTR programs are a source of seed capital for early stage companies.

The Small Business Innovation Research  (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide an
opportunity for small businesses to tap into federal funding to conduct research and development on promising new innovations and technologies.
View this webinar to learn how SBIR/STTR  
funding can serve as a pathway to equity financing by allowing businesses
to demonstrate feasibility of new technologies and move toward commercialization.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of the SBIR and STTR programs
  • Qualifications and eligibility requirements for SBIR/STTR funding
  • Determining if your innovation is a good fit for SBIR/STTR funding
  • How to search SBIR/STTR solicitations and topics
  • Grants versus Contracts
  • Difference between SBIR and STTR
  • Steps to preparing a SBIR/STTR proposal
  • Tips for increasing your success in securing SBIR/STTR funding
Meet the instructors

Gerry Barañano

Gerry co-founded Tech Futures Group and serves both as the
director and an Entrepreneur in Residence for the organization. In his career, Gerry was VP of Marketing and Sales for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to startups.

Charles Eason

Charles is a SBIR/STTR Specialist with the Norcal Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tech Futures Group (TFG) and has been providing counseling and training on SBIR/STTR since 1995.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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