SBIR STTR Training

As part of the Fundamentals program, BioSTL is offering SBIR/STTR Training to help company founders navigate the rigorous application process. The trainings are timed to occur about two and half months prior to the NIH application deadlines. NSF, DOD, USDA and DOE application requirements will also be covered. 

BioSTL is hosting a free 2-day SBIR/STTR training workshop May 23-24 to help companies navigate the application process. 
  • May 23: 8am - 4pm (lunch will be provided)
  • May 24: 8am - 4pm (lunch will be provided)

Developing SBIR/STTR proposals is a complex process with a steep learning curve, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort! This 2-day workshop is timed to coincide with the September 5, 2017, National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) deadline and will provide detailed instruction on developing a competitive proposal for the NIH SBIR/STTR program. 

The workshop will begin with SBIR/STTR basics, including eligibility requirements, participating agencies, the difference between SBIR/STTR, etc. as well as an overview of the NSF, DoD, DoE and USDA SBIR/STTR programs. Then we will take a deep dive into NIH proposal preparation, including:

  • Strategies for targeting your proposal to address NIH’s mission/requirements
  • How to approach each section of your proposal
  • How to prepare a budget for your proposal (via webinar)
  • Writing to meet reviewer expectations
  • Planning your commercialization strategy
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them

 The workshop is conducted by SBIR/STTR expert, Becky Aistrup, MBA, who has trained hundreds of individuals from SBIR novices to tenured faculty and experienced SBIR entrepreneurs. Grant and contracts management expert, Kris Bergman, will provide the budget preparation webinar. Both Becky and Kris are with BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc). BBCetc is nationally recognized for its expertise in helping emerging companies win federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs and use it strategically to propel growth. Feedback from 20 years of attendees has overwhelming endorsed this session as a critical component in successful proposal development.


About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
BBCetc works with technology-based entrepreneurs and companies on strategies to advance R&D efforts to commercialization. In particular, the BBCetc team is nationally recognized for its success in helping
clients secure federal funding through the SBIR/STTR programs. BBCetc services include commercialization planning, research grant assistance, SBIR/STTR training and proposal development assistance, and grants and contract management.