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FAST Center at Illinois SBIR/STTR 101: Managing a Startup/Business After the Award

Event Type
FAST Center at Illinois
wifi event
Oct 25, 2022   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Roland Garton, Garton Consulting Services
FREE. Registration Required.
Zoom link is provided upon registration.
Cheri Soliday
Originating Calendar
Research Park Events

Join our team of SBIR experts and the FAST (Federal and State Technology) Center of Illinois for an SBIR/STTR 101 event from 12:00-1:00pm on Tuesday, October 25.

Receiving an SBIR award places many requirements on a small business. Roland Garton has helped scores of startups in meeting these requirements. In this session he will provide a high-level overview of administrative and financial systems that need to be established for Government SBIR compliance. He will also mention some common pitfalls and, in keeping with the season, some horror stories where neglected practices rose up to haunt the owners well after the award date.  

Our presenter will be Roland Garton, President of Garton Consulting Services and a member of the Illinois FAST Center consultant team. Roland has over three decades of experience with grant development, government contracting, program and project management, training and documentation, and program administration. Garton has written and advised on scores of SBIR proposals worth several million dollars to 9 of the 11 federal SBIR-granting agencies. He is an SBIR workshop leader and national I-Corps participant, and has managed several projects resulting from successful SBIR proposals. In addition, he has set up bookkeeping and timekeeping systems for many SBIR recipients, prepared invoices and Incurred Cost Proposals, and has helped navigate multiple companies through federal audits, many of them conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).

This is a free, virtual event, but registration is required. The link to the webinar will be emailed to you upon completion of your registration.

After the presentation, teams will have the opportunity to ask questions from the FAST team.

Office Hours are also available weekly. 

For more information and how to access more resources, visit the FAST Center at Illinois website. This program is open to all entrepreneurs in the State of Illinois seeking to access SBIR/STTR grant funding. 

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

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