Date(s) - 17 Oct 2012
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
AZBio, BioAccel, and The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
invite you to a special session to meet with the
NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center at
Ventana Medical Systems in Oro Valley on October 17, 2012
Todd Haim, PhD, Program Director, SBIR Development Center at the National Cancer Institute will discuss new non-dilutive funding opportunities available for early-stage companies to develop the next generation of cancer technologies and therapeutics, as well as upcoming changes to the SBIR program. To qualify for a one-on-one, you must request to meet one-on-one after the general session by October 5th.
During this session, the NCI will provide an update on new legislation that will increase the funding levels dedicated to small businesses and expand eligibility to those that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms. The SBIR program helps fill the gap in the availability of early-stage funding created when investors and strategic partners move towards clinical-stage investments. SBIR funds serve as a key bridge between initial angel funding and more significant angel capital, venture capital, or strategic partnerships.
Up to 7 Selected companies will have the opportunity to set up a private meeting with the NCI team. Sign up by October 1, 2012 to be considered for this opportunity!
Can’t make it to Tucson or Phoenix? Webcasting will be available for BOTH the workshop and the one -on-one sessions on October 18th. To request webcast information, choose “webcast” on the registration form. Please click here to register
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Presentation & Q&A
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. One-on-One Meetings by appointment
Presentation Only: All are welcome.
One-on-One Meeting (By Appointment) : Apply for limited one-on-one in-person meetings with NCI no later than October 1, 2012. Do to space linitations, we have a limited number of opportunities each day. You will be notified of acceptance on Monday October 8th. It is free to apply for a one-on-one meeting, but space is limited and can fill up quickly.