MassChallenge Presents: Startups & the NSF SBIR Program: Investments to Fuel Growth
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When: April 4, 2014
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact: MassChallenge

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MassChallenge and NSF have come together to help you understand the do's and don'ts of SBIR grants and how to get funding for your startup on Wednesday, April 2.

NSF Symposium Details:

8:00AM - 9:00AM - Breakfast & networking

9:00AM - 11:00AM - Series of panel discussions with NSF Directors, SBIR reviewers & experienced SBIR grantees

11:00AM - 12:00PM - Keynote Address: Deb Roy 

Deb is Chief Media Scientist of Twitter and a tenured professor at MIT. In 2008 he co-founded and was the founding CEO of Bluefin Labs. Bluefin was acquired by Twitter in 2013.

12:00PM - 1:00PM - Lunch break & networking

1:00PM - 3:00PM - Office hours with SBIR reviewers; Unique opportunity to meet 1:1 with NSF SBIR Program Officers and Reviewers about your specific project proposal

About MassChallenge: 

MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached.President Obama honored MassChallenge as one of the nation's best organizations for supporting high-growth entrepreneurs, and MassChallenge was the youngest inaugural member of the Startup America Partnership. The 360 startups supported in the MassChallenge accelerator have raised over ~$362M in outside funding and created ~3000 new jobs.

About The National Science Foundation:

The National Science Foundation SBIR program is dedicated to encouraging and empowering startups and small businesses to start R&D with high technical risk and high commercial reward.