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The NCI SBIR Program: An Overview of New Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Employing Lean Startup Tools to Drive Success in Your Small Business – NCI SBIR-Sponsored Session at American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2015 Annual Meeting – Philadelphia, PA
Monday, April 20, 2015
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 105
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The NCI SBIR Development Center will be sponsoring a session titled “The NCI SBIR Program: An Overview of New Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Employing Lean Startup Tools to Drive Success in Your Small Business” at AACR 2015. The session will provide an overview of the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs and I-Corps™ at NIH. In addition, participants from the NIH pilot cohort will share their experiences in applying the I-Corps™ curriculum to their life science startup. An interactive Q&A session will accompany this panel.

This panel will feature:

  • Moderator: Michael Weingarten, NCI SBIR Development Center Director
  • Panelists:
    • Andrew Kurtz, NCI SBIR Development Center Team Leader
    • William Plishker, Co-Founder of IGI Technologies
    • Lisa Malseed, Esq., President/General Counsel, Wild-Type Enterprise Worldwide

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Southeast Investor & Venture Philanthropy Oncology Summit 2015 – Durham, NC
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709

The Southeast Investor & Venture Philanthropy Oncology Summit will provide you with an exclusive opportunity to hear from and connect directly with more than 30 prominent oncology-focused companies to form valuable connections that can lead to important partnerships in advancing cancer-fighting innovations. The Summit is designed for investors and strategic partners including pharmaceutical and device companies, venture capitalists, and philanthropic organizations that fund innovative cancer-related technologies.

Key components of the day will include:

  • Twelve podium presentations by selected NCI-awarded companies that have been competitively reviewed and selected by industry leaders
  • Panel discussion highlighting top foundations in the oncology field
  • Poster presentations by additional promising private oncology companies
  • Remarks from NCI SBIR leadership regarding key initiatives
  • Lunch, an evening reception, and other networking opportunities
  • One-on-one partnering meetings

You must register to attend this event. To register, please click here to visit the event page. Please note, the early bird registration ends April 5, 2015.

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Meet with NCI SBIR at JLABS Bay Area – San Francisco, CA
Friday, May 8, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
329 Oyster Point Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94080

NCI SBIR Development Center Program Director Dr. Ming Zhao will be discussing how the SBIR & STTR Programs can help advance the commercialization of new cancer innovations at JLABS Bay Area on May 8.

During this session, Dr. Zhao will cover:

  • An overview of SBIR & STTR eligibility requirements.
  • The NIH SBIR & STTR process and new cancer-focused grant funding opportunities from NCI.
  • New NCI SBIR & STTR initiatives such as NIH Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Team Training Pilot Program.
  • The NCI Investor Forum to help NCI SBIR-funded companies to connect with investors, venture capitalists, strategic partners, and business leaders from the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Practical strategies on how to successfully submit competitive research proposals.

Following the presentation selected companies will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Dr. Ming Zhao. To be considered for a one-on-one meeting, please contact Brittany Connors at brittany.connors@nih.gov by April 30 with your name, company name, and a short executive summary.

Fees (includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch):

  • General Public: $25
  • Onsite: $35

To register, please click here to view the event page.

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Meet with NCI SBIR at JLABS Texas Medical Center — Houston, TX
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Texas Medical Center
John P. McGovern Campus
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite X
Houston, TX 77021

NCI SBIR Development Center Program Director Dr. Xing-Jian Lou will present and discuss the SBIR and STTR Programs that fund and support small biomedical technology companies on May 18.

During this session, Dr. Xing-Jian Lou will cover:

Following the presentation selected companies will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Dr. Xing-Jian Lou. To be considered for a one-on-one meeting, please apply here by April 19 with your name, company information, and a short executive summary.

Fees (includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch):

  • General Public: $25
  • Onsite: $35

To register, please click here to view the event page

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