Small Business Workshop – Navigating the Federal Grants Process

Date/Time:  Thursday, 26 June | 1:00-2:30pm – General Session | 2:30-4:30pm – One-on-One Sessions

Location:  Biltmore Park Campus of Western Carolina University

Workshop Objectives:  Provide an overview of the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants programs.  Review the 11 Federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs and how each differs in interests and expectations.  Introduce the “alphabet soup” of DOD budgeting and assist the participant in navigating the budgeting process.  Provide one-on-one dialog sessions with subject-matter experts. Provide networking opportunities for potential partnerships and joint pursuits.

Target Audience:  Small business and Entrepreneurs interested in capturing Federal grants, especially in the SBIR/STTR programs.

Benefit for the Participant:  Acquire a clearer understanding of the Federal grant process and specific agencies to increase your probability of win on proposals.  

Cost:  Free and limited to the first seventy (70) registrants.  Sponsored by the NC Small Business Technology and Development Center (SBTDC) and Western Carolina University (WCU).  Registrations being accepted until June 20, 2014.

Contact:  Kathy Stenger, 828-227-2560 or

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