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NCI SBIR PLAN Webinar 4: Accelerator Competition

NCI SBIR Peer Learning and Networking (PLAN) Webinar 4: Beyond SBIR—Insights into Post-award Accelerator

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 1 - 2:30 p.m.



Are you an early- to mid-stage biotech startup interested in mentoring and networking assistance?

If so, join fellow SBIR awardees from the NCI SBIR program on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 for an awardee-exclusive webinar to learn more about their experiences with the MedTech Innovator Accelerator Program.

The goal of NCI SBIR PLAN webinar series is to help SBIR-funded companies learn from peers and facilitate collaboration amongst awarded companies. In this PLAN webinar, two NCI SBIR/STTR awardees will share their experience participating in the MedTech Innovator Accelerator Program and their journey to getting selected as two of the top 20 MedTech Innovator Finalists. The company CEOs will share experiences and insights from the program, which is exclusively for medical device, digital health, and diagnostic companies. A representative from the MedTech Innovator will also be available to provide information on the program.  

After the first hour of the main webinar, each panelist will be available for further discussion at breakout sessions. The session will be a great place to get to know other SBIR awardees and learn from their experiences.

To register and for more information about the webinar, please visit our website or contact Patricia Swayne (


Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET



Moderator: Deepa Narayanan, NCI SBIR Development Center

Panelists:     Eric Benson, Chief Executive Officer, American BioOptics

                Bradley Messmer, Chief Executive Officer, Abreos Biosciences

                Kathryn Zavala, VP, Operations & Business Development, MedTech Innovator



1:00 – 2:00 PM   Main webinar

  • Overview of the MedTech Innovator Accelerator Program – Kathryn Zavala
  • SBIR/STTR awardees share their experiences - Eric Benson and Bradley Messmer
  • Moderated Discussion with the panelists

2:00 – 2:30 PM   Breakout sessions with Eric Benson and Bradley Messmer



Posted Date: 
November 27, 2019