Lunch & Learn: Commercialization for Early-Stage Companies

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BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Michael Kurek, Ph.D., Sr. Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Event Type: 
Business Training
For Entrepreneurs
For Job Seekers
330 E. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Do you have a technology that you think has commercial potential? If so, you will want to know what options are available to you, and you will need the funding to travel the path to market. This class will provide tips on developing a credible commercialization plan, using market research to direct your efforts, how to build a business model and commercialization planning differences across agencies. Learn how federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can be a valuable part of the process. 

Complimentary admission, but registration is required.

Presenter: Michael Kurek, Ph.D., Sr. Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Over his 30-year career, Michael Kurek has excelled in diverse roles in the product development process: research scientist, project leader, product manager, marketing & sales executive, and consultant to technology entrepreneurs. Prior to joining BBCetc in 2001, Michael held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies—two of which completed successful IPOs. He earned a PhD in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

About BBCetc: BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. Its Michigan clients have been awarded over $171 million in funding since 2002. Learn more at / 734.930.9741.

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