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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Funding Your Tech Startup -- State, Local & Federal Funding Programs

11:00 AM - 05:30 PM



SBIR funding is one of America’s most important funding sources for early stage technology development. With over $2.5B awarded each year, it is known as “America’s Seed Fund”. Learn about this special program, and how to include as part of a funding strategy to build your business. CIT’s funding support programs will also be presented, along with updates on the RAMP Accelerator, upcoming events from RBTC, and other local programs that support early staged technology firms.

AGENDA:

  • 11AM-11:30AM – Check-in
  • 11:30AM-11:35AM – Welcome
  • 11:35AM-11:40 – SBIR/STTR Support for Virginia based co’s– Robert Brooke, Federal Funding Assistance Program, CIT.  Robert will discuss CIT’s SBIR/STTR support available to Virginia based companies, detailing the training support, mentoring, and other programs he manages.
  • 11:40AM-12:30PM -- SBIR Intro, Participating Agencies, Funding Levels, Eligibility-- SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) is one of America’s most important funding sources for early stage technology development. With over $2.5B awarded each year, it is known as “America’s Seed Fund”.  Learn about this special program, and how to include as part of a funding strategy to build your business.  John Davis of The SBIR Resource Center, is a leading national SBIR consultant with over 20 years of experience helping companies access SBIR.
  • 12:30-1:00PM:  Lunch Presentation –  Phase II SBIR Matching Grants. Presented by Tim Pfohl, Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
  • 1:00-3:00PM:  SBIR Tips for Early Stage Tech Firms– what makes for a good project and how can you improve your odds of funding.
  • 3:00-3:15PM:  Break
  • 3:15-3:30PM:  CIT GAP Seed Funds – Dan Henderson, Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds.  A former entrepreneur himself, Dan will provide insights into his past experiences and provide some guidance on how to consider the GAP Fund as a source of funding.
  • 3:30-3:45PM:  MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Program– Dan Henderson will provide an update on this important program for Cyber firms in Virginia.
  • 3:45-4:00PM:  Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund grants– Bob Stolle, CIT.  CRCF grants provide non-dilutive funding to Virginia’s tech firms and university researchers.  Learn about the types of projects that have recently been funded, and when the next solicitation will be announced.
  • 4:00-4:14PM:  Updates from RAMP and RBTC– Learn how the first RAMP cohort is proceeding, what the program is, plans for next accelerator cohort, and what’s new at RBTC!
  • 4:15-4:30PM:  VTC Innovation Fund– updates and overview on this new $15M fund. Presented by James Ramey, Principal & Fund Manager, Middleland Capital and VTC Innovation Fund.
  • 4:30-4:45PM: Common Wealth Growth Group, presented by Matthew Muller, Co-Founder, Commow Wealth Growth Group
  • 4:30-4:45PM:  Accelerating Technology Innovation Across the Commonwealth. Presented by Ed Albrigo, President, CIT
  • 4:45-6:0PM:  Networking

 

LOCATION:

VTCRI

1 Riverside Circle, Suite 201

Roanoke, VA 24016

Room TBMH 232 - Translational Biology, Medicine and Health

 

COST:

-Virginia Based Small Tech firms & University Personnel: $20 per person

-Current RAMP Accelerator Co's: FREE

-RBTC Members:  $15 per person

-Economic Developers:  $20 per person

-All Others: (Non VIrginia companies and business service providors): $75 per person

 

QUESTIONS:  Robert Brooke, robert.brooke@cit.org 703-689-3080

 

REGISTER:  Click HERE TO REGISTER

 

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