“University Participation in SBIR/STTR — Eligibility Rules, PI Requirements, Compliance, and More”

Virtual – Zoom

This session is designed for university officials at Virginia based institutions, tech transfer offices, university researchers, university based entrepreneurship programs, and other university related programs interested in supporting entrepreneurship and collaborative research via the SBIR and STTR programs. University researchers participating in an SBIR or STTR project - either as a sub-contractor or as the small business owner - must be aware of the specific rules for SBIR/STTR that may differ from other projects. Understanding these rules are critical to successful participation and compliance. This webinar covers eligibility rules for SBIR/STTR, Primary Investigator Requirements, sub-contracting rules/limitations, University lab vs. Small business facilities, "Waste, Fraud and Abuse" efforts by the Federal Agencies, and more. This event is funded in part through a grant award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Tips to Developing an Effective Investor Pitch Deck

Virtual

The Investor “Pitch Deck” is one of the most important documents you will create when seeking outside capital. This session will review a standard pitch deck, including the level of detail that it should include. Cost: Virginia based co’s & University FREE, All others $25

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

Virtual – Zoom

Join us on Friday, 4/2 @ 9AM for Zoom Coffee. I will be diving deeper into closing customers with: Jessica Crytzer, Chief Revenue Officer of HyperQube Ed Barrientos, CEO of Brazen Alexander Olesen, CEO and Founder of Babylon Gigi Schumm, SVP, World Wide Sales of ThreatQ Amir Zonozi, Co-Founder and President of Zoomph After the panel, we will continue the discussion in small groups. Agenda: 9:00AM - Panel 9:55AM - Optional Small Groups

Train The Trainer SBIR/STTR — Granting Vs. Contracting Agencies Webinar

Virtual

The goal of this session is to help the directors, mentors, leaders, and counselors of numerous entrepreneurial support programs in Virginia to better understand SBIR/STTR in order to better support their clients, cohorts, and constituents. This is NOT meant for potential small business applicants.

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

Virtual

Join us for the next Coffee with CIT GAP Funds via Zoom on Friday, 4/16 at 9AM. An all-star panel of investors will be joining us to talk about what they are looking for in their next portfolio company, fundraising tips and tricks and their outlook for the rest of 2021. Panel: Paul Nolde, RiverFlow Growth Dobromir Parushev, Healthworxs (VC Arm of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield) Elizbeth Cho-Fertikh, MEDA Angels Mike Ravenscroft, DreamIt Ventures Arvin Grover, Epsilon HI Agenda: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Panel 9:50 AM - 10:30AM Small Group Breakouts (optional)

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

Virtual

Join us for the next Coffee with CIT GAP Funds via Zoom on Friday, 4/30 at 9AM. The Chief Storyterller, Ira Koretsky, will be teaching us how to craft our stories to influence, persuade and inspire. You'll also have the opportunity to share your story. This is a must attend for anyone that is raising a round or trying to close customers. RSVP: here.

“NSF SBIR/STTR Tips Q&A — Tips before you Submit” WEBINAR

Virtual

This short session provides last minute or last month advice to those who are submitting an SBIR/STTR to the National Science Foundation -- the current NSF quarterly submission cycle closes June 3, 2021. Experts provide some basic reminders on the processes and tips for success, then you can ask your questions directly to the consultant! Presented by BBC ETC. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. Cost: FREE. Presented by: BBC ETC. TIME: 8:30AM-2:00PM COST: Virginia based companies/Va. University FREE; All Others $50 REGISTER on the CIT Events Calendar HERE

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

Virtual – Zoom

Join us on Friday, May 14th at 9AM for a zoom fireside chat with Blake Hall, Co-founder and CEO of ID.me. Blake will share his journey from start to unicorn status and all the pivots along the way. We will continue the conversation in small groups.

“NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Virtual Classroom” WEBINAR

Virtual

This workshop is a must if you are considering an NIH submission. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, you’ll receive detailed instruction on developing a competitive proposal for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) SBIR/STTR program. Ideal for those targeting the September 2021 NIH SBIR/STTR omnibus deadlines! Expect to learn: Registration process necessary for submission Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations How to approach each section of the proposal Common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more! Writing Your Specific Aims Page: How to Capture the Reviewers Interest and Distinguish Your Project from all the Others This event is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Presented by: BBC ETC, with short discussion on NIH Aims by Amir Rahbar of NCI TIME: 8:30AM-2:30PM COST: Virginia based companies/Va. University $25; All Others $75 REGISTER on the CIT Event Calendar HERE

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

Virtual

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds will be taking a break from our normally scheduled panel discussion series in observance of Memorial Day. We will meet to break into small group discussions, however, so please RSVP here if you're able to join. 9AM - 10AM via Zoom.

Coffee with CIT GAP Funds

Virtual

Join us on Friday, 6/11 at 9AM via zoom for Coffee with CIT GAP Funds. Evans McMillion of 757Accelerate will join us to talk about why you should consider an accelerator program. Then Aston Pierce of Edison Partners, Aurelia Flores of New Markets Venture Partners, Manesh Gupta of MAAN Ventures, Daniel Clark of 757Angels, and Mike Leffer of Early Light Ventures will join me to talk about what types of investments they make, how they source deals, what traction means to their fund and what tech areas they are excited about as we come out of the pandemic. Followed by an optional small group session with our panelists.

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