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Do's & Don'ts of the SBIR Grant Application Process

Best practices for writing your SBIR grant application, focusing on NSF and NIH.

One of the top requests for outsourced resources are grant writers. But grant writers can be hard to find and often hard for early stage startups to afford. There's no reason you can't write your own grant application, after all, you know your product and company better than anyone else! Join SBDC business consultant, Laura Beken, for a session on best practices for writing your SBIR grant application, focusing on NSF and NIH.


Meet with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Whether you’re looking for guidance with starting your new tech venture, obtaining angel or venture capital, or looking for SBIR/STTR assistance, we’re here for you!

The SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation is a resource for any high-technology, high-growth, scalable venture from both the Orange County and UCI ecosystem that needs assistance with business planning, business development and funding-readiness. The center hosts several VC and Angel investors on site, as well as various ecosystem partners and industry professionals who work closely with the entrepreneurs.


Event Speakers

Laura Beken

Business Consultant, SBDC @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation

Laura is a healthcare executive and a passionate business creative in the innovation space. “She possesses a deeply insightful understanding of the many complicated facets of healthcare, and a vision of how innovative technologies can address them.”

Louis DiNetta

Manager, Technology Business Development at the Delaware Small Business Development Center

Louis DiNetta is presently Manager, Technology Business Development, at the Delaware Small Business Development Center, is an active board member of the Delaware Founders Initiative, and a mentor for the Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance Tech Connect program. His efforts are aimed at growing technology based small businesses and startups by providing guidance for entrepreneurs to develop their products through non-dilutive government funding. He is highly knowledgeable of the SBIR program and has submitted and won a number of grants.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Join us for a virtual webinar!

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