Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Jan 25

DoD SBIR/STTR – Funding Beyond Shields and Swords

When deciding to test the SBIR/STTR waters, many innovators find themselves focusing on one or two of the 11 agencies that participate in the SBIR program. This happens because, generally, an agency may have an obvious sweet spot for solicitation … Read More

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Dec 14

House Committee Proposes Ending SDVOSB Self-Certification

By Pamela Racer, PTAC Counselor at Western Carolina University The Small Business Administration (SBA) certifies small businesses for federal contracting set-aside/preference programs. This process helps to ensure that only qualified entities are able to take advantage from the $105 billion … Read More

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Nov 20

Connecting Asheville to SBIR/STTR’s

 The SBTDC and Emily Breedlove, the executive director of the Hatch AVL Foundation in Asheville, recently collaborated to host an SBIR/STTR session that was co-sponsored by the NC Biotechnology Center, Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, UNC Asheville and Lenoir-Rhyne … Read More

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Nov 15

Lessons Learned: Bringing the Secrets of Silicon Valley to North Carolina

In early November, the Duke Angel Network (Duke Angels) hosted David Frazee, Managing Partner at Richmond Global Ventures and a leading expert on international entrepreneurship. David provided an entire weekend of Complete Startup Training and recourses related to equity funding … Read More

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Nov 15

IP and Patents – Part 1 New Inventions and Ideas: Available Protection

So, you’ve created something new. It might be a work of art, a better mousetrap or something else.  Maybe it will save the world, or maybe it will just entertain people for a couple hours. But, it’s original and, therefore, worth … Read More

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