Launching a startup means discovery. Previously, I talked about establishing good assumptions or business guesses before launching into interviews.
One of the things to do before you start an SBIR/STTR proposal is to make sure you have some registrations in place, you’ve vetted your idea, and you’ve talked to a program officer at the agencies.
We are excited to see the DoD has ‘pre-released’ their next round of SBIR and STTR Broad Area Announcements (BAA’s).
Lean Startup can make starting a business accessible for the new entrepreneur.
Its been a while since we looked at some of the basics or preparing an SBIR or STTR.
Often I find that our clients don’t have all of the skills and tools necessary to be competitive with an SBIR.
We often talk about and recommend that our clients get involved in the I-Corp programs that some of the federal agencies have. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are the common ones our clients tend to gravitate to.
When applying for your SBIR, your budget considerations include more than just your direct costs of research.
We’ve become aware of a System for Award Management (SAM) registration issue from one of our clients that resulted in them not getting funded.
In a recent Quick Chat, I talked with Tom Schwei, a financial professional who has more than 25 years of experience working with Wisconsin-based life science companies.