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Funding Your Innovation: America’s Seed Fund SBIR/STTR

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join us on the campus of the University of Montana to learn about federal research and development funding for innovative tech startups

The Montana Innovation Partnership (MTIP) helps entrepreneurial researchers and small businesses across Montana compete for over $4 billion dollars in non-dilutive federal funding grants and contracts awarded annually through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.

Join us in person for this free Lunch & Learn to learn more about SBIR/STTR, how the program works, technologies that you use every day that were developed using this type of funding, Montana success stories, and free resources available to Montana tech-entrepreneurs and startups to help navigate the competitive application process.


Grab one of the catered lunch boxes as we kick off with an interactive discussion about

  • SBIR program basics
  • Who and what is right for this type of funding
  • Best practices to get started like understanding the potential market, building a strong team, and which agencies to consider
  • Resources available to early-stage founders and investigators to help them prepare competitive proposals
  • Q&A with the MTIP Program Director

Who should attend (note, this is an in person event and will not be recorded or streamed):

  • Anyone planning to prepare an SBIR/STTR proposal
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the SBIR/STTR programs
  • University researchers interested in partnering with SBIR/STTR applicants
  • Service providers or business partners supporting SBIR/STTR applicants

All registered guests will be provided with directions and parking information for the event as well as an opportunity to share dietary restrictions for lunch options.

This event is free thanks to a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Contact Ann Peterson, MTIP Program Director, for additional information at 406.600.2188 or ann.peterson@montana.edu.


April 19
11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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University Center Room 225
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812 United States
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