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SBIR Innovation Lab Podcast

SBIR Innovation Lab podcast

Welcome to the SBIR Innovation Lab podcast, where entrepreneurship meets game-changing ideas to combat cancer. Join NCI's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center as we dive into the stories of successful startups that advanced their projects from lab to market and share helpful information on the funding and resources that you can leverage to do the same.

Whether you’re an industry expert or taking your first step toward launching a small business, our podcast is your go-to source for practical advice, inspiration, and window into the dynamic ecosystem of biotech startups. 

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  • Episode 7 | Talk to a Program Director

    NCI SBIR Team Leaders Monique Pond and Jonathan Franca-Koh break down the importance of speaking with a program director before applying and share advice on how to go about doing so.

  • Episode 6 | Entrepreneur Spotlight – Claradele

    NCI SBIR Director Michael Weingarten and Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson, Founder and CEO of SBIR-funded Claradele Pharmaceuticals discuss the journey from postdoc to biotech startup and how women and underrepresented entrepreneurs with innovative cancer solutions can also leverage SBIR support to move their ideas forward.

  • Episode 5 | How to start your own biotech company – Part 3. Discussion with Experts

    To conclude the three-part series on starting a small business, NCI SBIR Program Director William Bozza convenes the four panelists from the previous episodes to answer questions about their biotech entrepreneurship journeys.

  • Episode 4 | How to start your own biotech company – Part 2. Devices and Therapeutics

    NCI SBIR-funded biotech innovators Joseph Peterson, CTO and Co-Founder of Nanocan Therapeutics, and Craig Ramirez, CEO and Co-Founder of Tezcat Biosciences, share advice on the priority steps aspiring entrepreneurs should take when starting a small business.

  • Episode 3 | How to start your own biotech company – Part 1. Therapeutics

    NCI-funded biotech innovators Eric Broyles, CEO and Founder of Nanocan Therapeutics, and Margaret Jackson, CEO and Founder of BYOMass, share advice on the priority steps aspiring entrepreneurs should take when starting a small business.

  • Episode 2 | Entrepreneur Spotlight – RefleXion

    RefleXion Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Samuel Mazin, PhD, shares his journey from postdoc to startup and the NCI SBIR support that helped develop a biology-guided radiotherapy that provides treatment for metastatic cancer patients with limited options.

  • Episode 1 | Welcome to The Innovation Lab

    NCI SBIR Director Michael Weingarten and Program Director Monique Pond introduce the Innovation Lab podcast series and provide insight into the benefits the SBIR and other resources the NCI SBIR development center can provide biotech innovators with no strings attached.

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