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Innovation Lab to host workshop for entrepreneurial researchers
Innovation Lab workshop

JOHNSON CITY  (Feb. 12, 2018) — The Innovation Lab at East Tennessee State University will host a free workshop presenting grant funding opportunities for entrepreneurial researchers on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 8-11 a.m.

Presented by Dr. Jim Stefansic, an accomplished health care entrepreneur, the workshop will focus on resources available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Stefansic is president and CEO of Raiven Healthcare, a rapidly growing provider of health care artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions in Nashville.

Workshop attendees may contact the Innovation Lab to schedule one-on-one consultations with Stefansic on Monday, Feb. 19 or following the presentation Feb. 20. 

The workshop is sponsored by Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership focused on supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee. To register for the workshop and a one-on-one consultation with Stefansic, call 423-439-8500 or visit For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346. 

The Innovation Lab, located at 2109 W. Market St., is a high-tech business incubator that assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing their ideas from concept to commercialization.

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