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 13 – Quad Charts

Like an elevator pitch, in a written form, Quad Charts are a common industry evaluation method. Not only is this a way for your project to be evaluated but also a good practice for your innovation to measure goals and progress. Brian is here to walk you through the SBIR Quad Chart format:

See the template here: https://wisconsinctc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/01/2018-Quad-Chart-Template-1.pptx

Reach out to Brian to get started on your Quad Chart: https://wisconsinctc.org/team/brian-walsh/

Episode 12 – Startup Valuation Pt. 2 Benchmark

What’s the most common valuation method used by Angel Investors? Benchmark! That is why Brian’s Board is here to walk you through what exactly that means to YOUR early stage innovation:

Contact Brian to Benchmark YOUR business: https://wisconsinctc.org/team/brian-walsh/

Episode 11 – Startup Valuation

To gain funding, you must go through startup valuation. Brian will walk your small business through the factors influencing valuation – like a scorecard 📋. Know where your innovation stands, don’t miss out on this Brian’s Board:

Contact Brian to get started preparing your valuation: https://wisconsinctc.org/team/brian-walsh/

Catch Brian’s first 10 Boards here!


Visit this page, Tips from Todd and Idella’s Ideas every Tuesday and Thursday for new episodes!

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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