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Got a great idea? Now to get some funding!

Bio, Tech and Beyond is hosting a grant writing meetup Thursday April 11 from 6pm at 2351 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad 92008. The SBIR grant writing deadline is June 11 which is fast approaching. Join us to learn tips on how to turn your great idea into a successful grant application. Not sure if your idea is ready yet? Come along anyway, you will likely find some pretty smart people willing to collaborate and make your science happen.

Dr. Richard Sportsman will be talking about his experience applying for SBIR/STTR funding and his experience as a grant reviewer. Dr. Richard Sportsman is a biotech entrepreneur with over 30 years of life science research and bioanalytical expertise.

We hope this meeting will provide biotech entrepreneurs with some of the tools and know-how to apply for that great idea they have been sitting on (or newly developed!). Come for a great night of information, discussion, collaboration and refreshments!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the first steps in applying for an SBIR outlined was obtaining a DUNS number for your small business. The importance of describing the facilities available for the proposed work was also emphasized. In applying for a DUNS number, one required piece of information required is whether you are a "Home-Based Business". Would answering "yes" to this in the DUNS application negatively affect an SBIR review? We plan to describe the square feet of basement lab space we have in a home in the SBIR proposal.. while this may not be ideal, it is the reality and we thought it was better than describing the academic space we have available (a lab bench in the research lab that the company has spun off from). Any advice from those who have received SBIRs on this dilemma would be very much appreciated.

    April 14, 2013

  • Christoph M.

    Quite a little chaotic ... and it doesn't help if someone tries to impose their idea what is appropriate for the meetup to everyone else.

    April 11, 2013

    • Richard R.

      whatever dude I was trying to extract data from the bs. I wasn't even trying to impose idea anyway piss off!

      April 12, 2013

  • Richard R.

    it was great but very stressful but I needed info from all of you which I got and so it was very productive. there are so many brilliant people that showed up so it was pretty amazing

    April 11, 2013

  • Christoph M.

    Just read this on the noisebridge list ... is Bio, Tech & Beyond ready for the MSM yet?

    From: [masked]
    To: [masked]
    Date: Thu, 11 Apr[masked]:12:26 -0400
    Subject: hackerspaces


    Mitch Altman suggested I email this address. I'm a reporter for the New York Times and I'm working on a story about hackerspaces. It's about how in urban areas hackerspaces function as garages and basement workrooms for makers who don't have them. I'm planning to come out to California next week and was hoping to stop by Noisebridge, meet and interview some members, etc. I think I'd be in SF on Thursday or Friday. Would this be possible? Is that a good night to stop by, if allowed?


    April 11, 2013

  • Don E

    Would anyone like to give me a ride up and back down from La Jolla? I'm going to be bringing some video equipment to the party, but need transporation...

    April 8, 2013

    • r3sh

      I could give you a ride, if you need one.

      April 10, 2013

    • Don E

      Thanks for your help, folks! Looks like I'm getting a ride from Richard. See you tonight.

      April 11, 2013

  • Richard R.

    This is an interesting video because I like the cool experiments research labs do on this guy (apart from taking blood which maybe there are alternatives):

    April 11, 2013

    • Richard R.

      its about a guy with family history of diabetes who is on path of getting it who develops 'personalized medicine/exercise' routine with multiple research labs in uk

      April 11, 2013

    • Jonathan

      Vo2 Max may be genetic see recent BBC News article - Genes determine success of "short bursts of intense exercise, amounting to only a few minutes a week, deliver many of the health and fitness benefits of hours of conventional exercise" (VO2 Max) -BBC

      "discovered a 29-RNA signature that predicted V̇o2max training response on a continuous scale; these genes contained ∼6 new single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with gains in V̇o2max in the HERITAGE Family Study. " doi: 10.​1152/​japplphysiol.​­01295.​2009 BBC News article­

      April 11, 2013

  • Richard S.

    Hey guys,

    So my dad (he is also Richard) will do a short presentation at 6 about his experience with SBIR/STTR grant writing. Should be pretty informative and fun. Hope to see you there!

    April 9, 2013

  • Christoph M.

    No clue, but in dire need of one ...

    April 5, 2013

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