SBIR Road Tour in Sandpoint Idaho
Idaho SBIR Road
The Idaho Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Department of Commerce, will bring the story of non-dilutive funding opportunities across Idaho as part of the 2018 Idaho SBIR Road Tour.
Building upon the success last year’s inaugural Idaho SBIR Road, this year’s event will feature subject experts, special speakers, 1-on-1 coaching and local guests. The Sandpoint event will be the third stop on the 2018 tour, which features events in Fort Hall, Challis, Boise, Nampa, Moscow, Rexburg, and Ketchum.
If you’re an innovator, tech entrepreneur, researcher or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to access $2.5B in early-stage technology funding through the SBIR and STTR programs and nearly $1M in commercialization grants to Idaho companies through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM). We would like to thank the University of Idaho for Co-Sponsoring the Moscow and Sandpoint Tour Stops.
We would also like to recognize the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Moscow’s Partnership for Economic Development for helping us prepare and present an excellent event. The cost of this $50 event has been covered by a generous donation/sponsorship from our friends at the Idaho Department of Commerce and Idaho National Laboratory.
Speaker(s): Dave McEwen, Idaho Small Business Development Center, State SBIR Program Manager; Stephanie Cook, Idaho National Laboratory, Manager of Technology-Based Economic Development and Technical Assistance Programs; Carmen Achabal, Idaho Commerce, Manager, IGEM (Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission); Special Guests from the University of Idaho Office of Technology Transfer, SBDC Regional Directors, SBIR Experts and former SBIR Grant Reviewers.
Co-Sponsor(s): Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Commerce.
Plenty of free parking is available!
Fee: No Cost
Where The Tour Is Going in Idaho
All Places and Dates of the Tour:
- Fort Hall: Thursday, September 13
- Challis: Friday, September 14
- Sandpoint: Monday, September 17
- Moscow: Tuesday, September 18
- Rexburg: Monday, September 24
- Ketchum: Tuesday, September 25
- Nampa: Wednesday, September 26
- Boise Startup Week: October 18-19 (Link to come)
The SBIR Road Tour is an opportunity for tech startups, innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to learn how to access $2.5 billion in early-stage technology R&D grants through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, the $1 million in commercialization grants through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM), and collaboration opportunities with the Department of Energy through the Idaho National Laboratory.
Learn how to take advantage of the multitude of cost-free resources from Idaho’s libraries, the Idaho Department of Labor, and the Technology Transfer Offices from Boise State University, the University of Idaho and Idaho State University. Meet one-on-one with experts in Government Grants and non-dilutive funding, and connect with local small business coaches that assist businesses throughout Idaho.