Funding for Pioneering Business Ideas

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SBIR National Conference
Reno – November 2009

Time is running out for early registration for the 2009 National SBIR Conference. For high technology, start-up companies this is an ideal opportunity to obtain the information needed on how to access $2.3B available from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs –  the largest source of funding for pioneering business ideas.

This exciting conference brings a national audience of dynamic, R&D-focused small businesses and entrepreneurs, university faculty, primary and medium sized contractors and potential collaborators into direct contact with the representatives of 11 federal agencies providing SBIR/STTR funding.

The conference takes place in John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Nevada from November 2 – 5, 2009. It is the only such conference in 2009 and is the first such conference in the West for many years.


The conference agenda provides:

  • Access to over 40 presenters including SBIR/STTR Program Managers from 11 participating federal agencies, proposal preparation experts, business and commercialization specialists, follow-on investors and contracting companies that have achieved success in SBIR/STTR funding.
  • Interaction with at least 30 sponsors and exhibitors.
  • Optional pre-and post-conference sessions and speed networking sessions extend the value of this conference.
  • One-on-session opportunities to find out if your innovations fit into federal needs.
  • Opportunities to speed network with companies in your area of interest.
  • An inexpensive poster showcase enabling you to promote your special services and products.
  • Contact with cutting edge companies with strong upside potential.

Attend! Exhibit! Sponsor!

For more information visit the conference website.

or contact:

Dr. Fritz Grupe

Nevada Small Business Development Center

University of Nevada, Reno

Phone: (775) 813-7407 (Pacific Standard Time)




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