Business and research communities invited to ETSU workshop


JOHNSON CITY (May 21, 2013) — Entrepreneurs and researchers who want to learn more about federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding are invited to a workshop on Thursday, May 23, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at East Tennessee State University’s Innovation Laboratory Training Center. Registration is free and lunch is provided, but seating is limited. 

Mark Henry, founder of Grow Emerging Companies, LLC, will present this free workshop for those interested in learning more about SBIR/STTR funding opportunities. This workshop is designed to facilitate researchers and small business leaders with innovative ideas in gaining awards from the more than $2.6 billion granted annually by the programs.

Topics included in the workshop are how to prepare a competitive Phase 1 SBIR or STTR proposal; ways to avoid common proposal mistakes; insights into the award process through critiquing an actual proposal; and an overview of basic government accounting concepts.

The ETSU Innovation Lab is located at 2109 West Market St. in Johnson City.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed online at or by calling Patricia Wells at (615) 253-6371.

For more information, contact Dave Lawrence at , Dr. Audrey Depelteau at or Jim Stefansic at .  

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