Brian’s Board

CTC Sparks: The Innovator Series – Tuesdays and Thursdays connect to CTC’s thought leaders for assistance in getting your innovation funded through the SBIR/STTR program!

Now is the time for Innovation. Did you know the federal government has a $3.7B set aside for Small businesses (US owned under 500 employees)! Whether you’ve been in business for decades or just starting, there is funding available to move new technologies and products forward from agriculture, manufacturing, education and more!

Brian Walsh, CTC’s commercialization expert, will share his expertise and information about the ins and outs of commercialization on Tuesdays and Thursdays as part of ongoing installments of Brian’s Board!

Episode 7 – What Investors are Looking For

If you need additional capital, investors are an important option for you! What are investors looking for? Let Brian help you find out what you need to know for your innovation to succeed:

Connect to Brian to find out more about your investor needs: wisconsinctc.org/team/brian-walsh/

Episode 6 – The Team

What is the most important part of YOUR innovation to investors? According to Stanford, it is the your Management Team! “Catch” up with Brian to find out what these investors are looking for from your team (watch for a special cameo from a member of Brian’s “team”). Connect to Brian to get started on your SBIR proposal: https://wisconsinctc.org/team/brian-walsh/

Episode 5 – SBIR Proposal Letters of Support

Don’t let your SBIR Proposal letters of support be an afterthought – they are what completes your proposal. These letters differ by SBIR funding program so do your research and connect to the right people to provide support for you innovation.

Connect to Brian to get started on your SBIR proposal: https://wisconsinctc.org/team/brian-walsh/

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Episode 4 – Financial Projections

Financial projections are crucial for your Phase 2 SBIR/STTR funding. Agencies vary in requirements though so you must pay close attention – your projections don’t have to hit the bullseye 🎯 though. Check out this episode Brian”s Board for more!

Episode 3 – Revenue Streams

Brian is here to tell you all about revenue streams. Find out how your business can generate money in each of your customer segments. Check out Ep. 3 of Brians Board for revenue streams (literally streams… you’ll see):

Episode 2 – SBIR Phase 2 Commercialization Plans

You’ve received your Phase 1 SBIR funding – now what?! Looking to further fund your innovation? Not sure where to start? Brian’s Board is here to help! Find out what you need, and why, for your SBIR Phase 2 Commercialization plans:

Episode 1 – SBIR Commercialization Plans

Introducing the next installment of CTC Sparks: The Innovators’ Series – Brian’s Board! CTC’s commercialization expert is here to walk you through SBIR commercialization plans. Stay tuned for more specific commercialization videos from Brian Walsh.


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CTC Sparks: The Innovator’s Series

Tips from Todd

Our resident outdoors expert and grant writing guru shares Tips from Todd to help you get your innovation funded through SBIR/STTR programs!
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Idella’s Ideas

Idella Yamben, CTC’s Lean Startup expert, will share her expertise and straightforward tips on Tuesdays and Thursdays as part of ongoing installments of Idella’s Ideas!
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Quick Chats

Now is the time to innovate!  CTC will be hosting monthly “Quick Chats” with experts from various agencies, organizations, and programs who will share their experience with CTC.  These 20-30 min chats are a great way to get an introduction to new resources, funding, and programs.
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