Last Chance to Signup for Tomorrow's R&D Tax Credit Webinar for Tech Startups

We are hearing more and more about the federal R&D tax credit. 
As we approach tax time, are you checking to see if your business is eligible?


Register for our March 5th webinar to find out if you are eligible to take advantage of this program!

What is the credit? Both federal and state credit available to any company or person that incurs R&D expenses in the U.S.
Why is it available?  The aim is to promote investments in technology & hiring.
How do I learn more?  CTC is hosting a webinar featuring Chad Paul from
BDO (Formerly Smith and Gesteland) on the R&D Tax Credit on March 5. 
Feel free to reach out with any initial questions you may have, but please remember that CTC consultants are not tax professionals.  Find a professional that is a good fit for you.
Register Now

Ideadvance Seed Fund 2019 Solicitation Now Open!

Up to $75K for UW System students, faculty, staff and alumni!

This program funded by UW System, WEDC, aims to empower entrepreneurs to focus on key go-to-market activities. No more sitting for hours crafting a business plan that won’t survive first contact with customers. Instead, the program gets you ‘out of the building’ to learn about your customer and business.  Along the way, you receive grant dollars to advance the business based on the real needs of your customers.

It is recommended that all hopeful applicants meet with our New Idea Concierge about your eligibility/idea today.

Read the entire news release here.

Tips from a Lean Start Up Pro

Want to learn more about what skills you could learn during our 2019 Ideadvance Cohort? 
Read these
Tips from a Lean Start Up Pro by our very own Todd Strother.

SBIR Solicitations Now Open!

U.S. DOT SBIR Applications due April 22nd.  Read more about the topics here.

NIST SBIR Applications are due on April 19th.  Read more about the topics

CTC is here to help you find a topic.  If you have questions about finding a topic to fit your technology
contact us!

All About Grants NIH Podcasts

The Office of Extramural Research (OER) talks to NIH staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding.
Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process, these podcasts provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information.

Access over 50 podcasts covering pre-award to post-award topics for multiple kinds of NIH Grants here.

WERCBench Labs Accelerator Program presents Demo Day 

Tuesday, March 5th 
M-WERC Energy Innovation Center
Join M-WERC as they showcase the WERCBench Labs Accelerator Program.
DEMO DAY presents startup companies in the energy power, and controls sector, that have successfully completed the 16 week program.
Register Today
gBETA Madison is accepting applications through March 22nd.
Program Dates: April 4, 2019 – May 23, 2019
About gBETA:
gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator
gener8tor. gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. Each program is capped at five teams and requires no fees and no equity.
Signup for Office Hours to learn more!

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March 5, 2019
R&D Tax Credits for Tech Startups

March 5-6, 2019
AgTech Summit
Midwest I-Corps Node

March 18, 2019
Wisconsin Tech Summit
Wisconsin Tech Council

Solicitation and Review Deadlines

March 20, 2019
Dept. of Education SBIR/STTR Deadline

March 22, 2019
gBETA Madison Application Due

April 5, 2019
NIH SBIR Application Due
National Institute of Health

April 19, 2019
NIST SBIR Application Due
National Institute of Standards and

April 22, 2019
USDOT SBIR Application Due
US Department of Transportation

June 17, 2019
NSF SBIR Applications Due
National Science Foundation

Resources to make your SBIR proposal a WINNER!

1. SBIR Writing Assistance grants
Apply to our CTC Micro-grant program to receive up to $9K towards hiring a service provider to help you with the process!
2. NIH SBIR/STTR Presubmission Panel Review.  Let us give you feedback weeks before the federal due date. Draft proposals due by noon on March 11th.

Register today!

Whether it's to discuss your new technology, team creation, SBIR/STTR proposal writing, funding opportunities or assistance programming, CTC is here to help Wisconsin tech startups succeed.  Contact us to learn what we can do for you!
Let us be your assistant! 
CTC is piloting a program aimed at building custom reminders alerting YOU of timelines for funding opportunities (SBIR and other), available programs to push your business forward, post Phase II resources and the dates CTC program solicitations open.
Learn more here.
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