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University of Colorado Denver

SBIR/STTR Training Workshop

Learn how to prepare and submit a successful SBIR/STTR application.

Update: While this event is closed, individuals interested in learning more about the SBIR/STTR grant funding mechanism can reach out to​ for slides from this event or can go directly to the BBCetc website where recorded seminars are available​

The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $2.5 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative smal l companies annually. The process is complex with a steep learning curve, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort. Attend these sessions, presented by nationally recognized SBIR/STTR expert Michael Kurek, PhD, of the SBIR/STTR consulting firm of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting.

October 17, 2017 - SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

The NIH has over $800M available each year SBIR/STTR funding. Review the SBIR/STTR program basics and then learn how to plan your project, engage with the NIH, approach each section of your proposal and write to meet reviewer expectations. Feedback from 20 years of attendees has overwhelmingly endorsed this session as a critical component in successful proposal development.

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, RC2, Krugman Conference Hall (Trivisible), 12700 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045

October 18, 2017 - NSF and DOD SBIR/STTR Program Overviews and 1:1 Sessions

This program will cover the distinguishing features and technology areas addressed by both NSF and DOD, review process differences, writing for maximum impact, how to approach commercialization planning, and more. Afternoon sessions will allow for 1:1 sessions with BBCetc.

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, RC2, Krugman Conference Hall (Trivisible), 12700 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045.

Cost: Free for selected Anschutz Medical Campus Teams (application below) and $250 for external companies.


Why you should attend:

  • National averages for NIH SBIR proposal funding are around 20% for Phase I and 40% for Phase II. BBC clients are funded at a rate 2-3x higher than the national average across agencies.

Who should attend these workshops:

  • Anyone planning on submitting an SBIR/STTR proposal in the next 12 months
  • Individuals interested in learning enough about the programs to determine if they are interested in pursuing future submissions
  • Individuals supporting SBIR/STTR applicants and companies including financial managers, business managers, other administrative personnel
  • Individuals from academic institutions interested in pursuing SBIR/STTR funding for their technologies and/or working with applicants as subcontractors and supporting personnel

  • Please fill out the application at the link below
  • A minimum of 2 team members are required to attend the workshop. No more than 3 individuals per team can participate in the training workshop
  • Participation in the training workshop is REQUIRED if you want to schedule a 1:1 session with BBCetc on the afternoon of the 18th
  • Scheduling 1:1 sessions will occur at a later date as demand is determined
  • Contact if you have any questions about this program or the application process
  • Applications/RSVP's are due by 5pm Friday, October 6th, 2017
  • There are a limited number of spots available and Anschutz Medical Campus Teams will be selected on a weekly rolling basis so submit early!

About Michael Kurek, PhD, MBA, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)

Over his 35-year career, Michael Kurek has excelled in diverse roles in the product development process: research scientist, project leader, product manager, marketing & sales executive, and consultant to technology entrepreneurs. Prior to joining BBCetc in 2001, Michael held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies - two of which completed successful IPOs. He earned a PhD in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting 

BBCetc is a nationally recognized entrepreneurial consulting group specializing in helping emerging companies to win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth.  Its services include training courses and one-on-one consulting in the areas of technology assessment, SBIR/STTR proposal development, commercialization planning, and grants and contracts management.