This session is geared to University faculty and students interested in commercializing research or Advanced technology start-ups and inventors.
•Strategies for improving proposal funding success rates
•Key components of winning SBIR/STTR proposals
•Common barriers to SBIR/STTR success and approaches to overcome them
•Illustrative case studies that demonstrate how companies produce winning proposals
Kirk Macolini, Founder, President, & Principal Consultant
InteliSpark is a hands-on business development consulting firm specializing in securing non-dilutive funding for start-ups through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and other government research funding programs.
In 2002, InteliSpark founder Kirk Macolini started our predecessor company, Centurion Technology, to help the innovative companies compete for SBIR/STTR awards. InteliSpark was formed in 2016 to broaden the mission of providing assistance to include universities, venture capital firms, and economic development programs.