Tips for budgeting your time and salaries in your SBIR grant

As you prepare your 2019 SBIR/STTR proposals, take note of common budget and salary issues/questions that are brought up with our consultants

$674,000 in state matching grants advance 8 high-tech
small businesses

Eight innovative small businesses in Wisconsin will receive matching grants to commercialize their innovations, thanks to the SBIR Advance program’s latest round of funding. Four businesses, selected for Phase I, will receive up to $49,000 to $75,000 each, and four Phase II businesses will receive up to $100,000. 

The state matching grant program provides assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the . This is the 14th round of SBIR Advance funding since this collaboration by the  and the  began in 2014.

Since 2014,96 awards have been given, equaling nearly $7.4 million, to 18 communities throughout the state. Those businesses reported hiring more than 180 employees and obtaining over $29.5 million in additional capital since receiving the grants.

Read about the awardees

"That's where WEDC funding comes in."

CTC Business Development Consultant Idella Yamben  moderated a discussion with SBIR grant recipients Lisa Dotzler of Semba Biosciences, Inc. and Jean Brittain of Calimetrix at the 2019 Biohealth Summit. Read the whole WEDC article to learn what was discussed, here.

Submitting to NSF? 
CTC Presubmission Review

Planning on submitting an SBIR proposal for the June NSF deadline? Let us review it first. Our multidisciplinary panels mimic the federal agency’s review process and taps reviewers with experience in SBIR/STTR funding, technology commercialization and/or technical expertise.
Our goal is to provide you with actionable recommendations regarding your draft ahead of your SBIR/STTR submission deadline. 
Draft proposals due by noon on November 19th.

NIH I-Corps deadline approaching!

I-Corps at NIH is an entrepreneurship training program created specifically with small businesses in life sciences in mind. The 8-week program supports Phase I SBIR- and STTR-funded companies with their commercialization efforts. By conducting 100 interviews over 8 weeks, small businesses refine their target customer, key product, and market needs. The interviews help participants make new networks, establish partnerships, and build commercialization plans that accurately address the needs of their target market.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Cohort Dates: February 24 – April 15, 2020
Eligibility: Companies with active Phase I SBIR/STTR award from any of
23 participating NIH/CDC institutes and centers.

Learn more here.

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Attend the ESS to find out what you need to know

The Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium will be held Nov. 6-7, 2019, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. More than 500 people are expected to attend the conference from across the state.
The 2019 highlights will include:

  • Our exhibit hall showcasing more than 40 Wisconsin companies.
  • A first-night reception, two luncheons, two breakfasts and other networking opportunities, with a Nov. 6 reception.
  • There will be more opportunities than ever before for companies to interact with angel and venture investors from Wisconsin and beyond. 
  • The conference will feature panel discussions on Day One, ‘Office Hours’ sessions on both days, networking and many more opportunities to make presentations, formal and informal, and to meet with investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Register Now

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11/11-17, 2019

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