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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Mid Atlantic SBIR/STTR & Commercialization Conference

All Day Event

Make plans to attend the only SBIR/STTR conference the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia region in 2018! This special two-day conference will feature special presentations on "America's Seed Fund" -- the SBIR and STTR programs.

Special presentations for both new applicants AND SBIR/STTR recipients!


Highlights Include:

  • Hear from expert consultants on how to prep your proposal for success;
  • Meet with reps from 9+ Federal Agenies;
  • Learn about the key provisions in SBIR/STTR that allow for sole source contracting -- CLICK HERE for a short presentation on SBIR Sole Source legislation;
  • Learn about key SBIR/STTR commercialization planning to enhance your proposals; Identify other government contract opportunities;
  • Understand the Venture Capital pathway;
  • Key accounting tips for both applicants and SBIR/STTR recipients;
  • Learn about key programs available for Virginia companies;
  • Networking and one on ones during opening night reception;
  • MORE!

Confirmed Exhibitors Include:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Dept. of Energy
  • NASA
  • EPA
  • Army
  • Navy
  • NIST
  • USDA
  • Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Virginia Small Business Development Centers
  • Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program
  • CIT's GAP Seed Fund
  • State Matching Grants program (CRCF)
  • MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Program
  • Smart Cities Actuator Program
  • Prince William County Economic Development
  • H.S. Dracones, LLC (Commercialization Consulting)
  • ICAT Systems
  • Miles & Stockbridge (Legal Services)
  • Promotional Partners insclude: Activation Capital, George Mason University, Eastern Foundry, George Washington University, Loudoun County Economic Development, SECAF, and Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
  • MORE!


Thanks to our Premiere Sponsor: 

Prince William County Economic Development



Day 1 -- April 25:

Phase I SBIR/STTR Planning, Support Resources & Agency Presentations


8:30-8:35AM: Welcome Remarks, Presented by Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Program, Center for Innovative Technology (SBIR/STTR Support Program)

8:35-8:45: Welcome Keynote -- TBA

8:45AM-11:30AM: SBIR Proposal Prep Tips at Granting Agencies, Presented by Becky Aistrup, BBC ETC

11:30AM-Noon: State support resources Quick Pitch Panel -- CRCF, GAP, MACH37, SmartCities Actuator, GENEDGE, PTAP, SBDC, Activation Capital, GWU I-CORPS

Noon-12:45: LUNCH with Table Topics -- Presenters of Quick Pitches from prior panel 12:45-3PM: SBIR Proposal Prep Tips at Contracting Agencies, Presented by Becky Aistrup, BBC ETC

3PM-3:45PM: SBIR Granting Agency Presentations – Tips for Applicants and Award Winners & What’s new (Agencies invited include NIH, NSF, NOAA, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Transportation, USDA, NIST, Dept. of Energy)

3:45-4:30PM -- SBIR Contracting Agency Presentations – Tips for Applicants and Award Winners & What’s new (Agencies to be invited include Army, Navy, DARPA, NASA, Homeland Security,)

4:45-6PM: One On Ones & Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall


Day 2 -- April 26

Phase II and Phase III Planning


8:30AM-11:00AM: SBIR Commercialization Planning Tips, Presented by Becky Aistrup, BBC ETC 

11:AM-11:30AM: Accessing Government Funding, Presented by Liz Powell, G2G Consulting  11:30AM-12:00PM: Advice on Engaging with Venture Capital.

Presented by Tom Weithman, CIT GAP Funds

12:00-12:45PM: Lunch

12:45-2:15PM: Securing Large Follow on Awards to SBIR/STTR – Opportunities for SBIR/STTR recipients for Sole Source Contracting, presented by John Davis, SBIR Resource Center

2:30-3:15PM: Phase III Planning -- Leveraging Social Capital and Preparing for Customers.  How to build successful coalitions around technology to create advocates for your wokr and a space for it in your desired market place.  Learn how to communicate the impact of your technology to ensure the right message is addressing the right audience. Presented by Kelli Kedis Ogborn, H.S. Dracones.

3:15-5:00PM: Accounting for SBIR Applicants and Winners: What you need to know and prepare for, presented by Ed Jameson, Jameson & Company (Confirmed)

5:00PM: Adjourn



Robert Brooke, 703-689-3080


Event Location:

Center for Innovative Technology building (CIT)

2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon, VA 20170



EARLY BIRD RATES Expire March 30:

  • Small Tech Firms and University Researchers: $125 (or $85 for one day pass)
  • Virginia based Economic Developers: (use Small Tech Firm rate above)
  • All Others: $250 (Business Services -- Full Conference rate only)


Exhibit & Sponsor Packages:

  • Full Exhibit Table: $450 (full table, 2 tickets)
  • Half Exhibit Table: $300 (share a table, 1 ticket)
  • Sponsor: $1000 (3 available) (table in prime location, 3 tickets, table top signage, recongnition as sponsor, short podium presentation)



















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CIT - The Center for Innovative Technology 2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 600, Herndon, VA 20170-4228

Phone: (703) 689-3000 | Fax: (703) 689-3041