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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Idaho SBIR Road Tour

Tue 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Technology Startups and Small Business Owners: Learn about Technology R&D Grants from SBIR, IGEM and INL. Building upon the success of the National SBIR Road Tour stop at Boise State University in May, the Idaho SBDC has joined the Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Department of Commerce (IGEM) to bring a similar SBIR Road Tour to six different locations across Idaho. This tour begins Tuesday, August 1st with our first event at the Salmon Public library, and ends with a Lewiston/Post Falls trip in October. 2:00pm Dave McEwen, SBIR Program Manager, Idaho SBDC * The SBDC Can Help You Access the $2.5 BILLION in Federal R&D Grants through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program 2:30pm Mark Melni, the “Inventrepreneur” of Melni Connectors * How Mark used “Shark Tank,” and local Twin Falls resources to help his company 2:40pm Stephanie Cook, Program Manager, Idaho National Lab * Learn how to Partner with the Idaho National Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program 3:00pm Chris Fasel, Director of Tech Commercialization, ISU * Assistance from Idaho’s Universities with Grants, Commercialization, Patents and more 3:10pm Carmen Achabal, IGEM Program Manager, Idaho Commerce * Partnering Private Sector Experts with Idaho Researchers through Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Grants 3:40pm Idaho Department of Labor (Speaker TBD) * How to the local Department of Labor can help you with your Small Business Needs 3:50pm Shirley Biladeau, Idaho Commission for Libraries * Local Libraries Offer many Free Resources and Services for Small Businesses 4:00pm Bryan Matsuoka, Regional Director, Twin Falls SBDC * The SBDC office here in Twin Falls can help your Small Business in many ways 4:10 - 5pm Ask A Local Business Expert * Stay after the presentations to speak directly with our panel of experts about the funding, resource, R&D or training issues that affect your business Technology and Research Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners interested in learning about SBIR Government grants, IGEM grants and the Idaho National Laboratory can register to join us for an informative session, special speakers and 1-on-1 coaching with experts and business coaches. Partners: Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Department of Commerce.

Speaker(s): Dave McEwen, Idaho SBIR; Stephanie Cook, INL; Carmen Achabal, Idaho Dept. of Commerce, IGEM; Connie Gardner, Idaho Department of Labor.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 208-732-6450


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