Free Money for Your Startup (Innovative Technologies)

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SBIR Round Table: Free Money for Your Innovative Technologies Do you have an innovative tech idea but no money for research and development (R&D)?

You might be surprised to learn that the Federal government spends $2.5 billion annually in the forms of grants and contracts for small businesses to work with agencies on projects from the Department of Defense all the way down to the Environmental Protection Administration.

This program, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), is intended to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in high-growth R&D.

Join us for a panel session, where local entrepreneurs will highlight tips, pitfalls and how the SBIR program helped their business. Space is limited, so please register to reserve your spot.

What you can expect?

Meet and learn from local entrepreneurs who have successfully secured non-dilutive Federal funding that afforded them the opportunity to engage in high growth research and development.

Meet with local resource partners who can help you apply for SBIR grants and capitalize on the opportunities that the SBIR program can afford your business.

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 5:30- 7:00 pm
Place: NedSpace 707 SW Washington St., #1100 Portland, OR 97205

Partial Panel List

SweetSense Inc.
Evan Thomas, CEO
SweetSense is doing a fabulous job helping global aid organizations bring infrastructure to the developing world.

Katie Schaefer, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Understands and played an important role in the SBIR process.

Imagars LLC (tentative)
Baldur Steingrimsson, President
New American entrepreneur from Iceland – developing a tool that can help designers identify design oversights early in the process and better collaborate among design team members.

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