Wednesday, November 30th
9:00 am – 11:30 am

University of Rochester
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

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

Guest Presenter
Kirk Macolini, Founder/President
Centurion Technology

Centurion is a business development consulting firm specializes in helping small innovative companies match their ideas with opportunities and develop winning SBIR/STTR proposals. Macolini also founded InteliSpark to assist universities generating start-ups from their intellectual property. He has developed proposals that have resulted in nearly 300 funded projects from agencies including DoD, NIH, NSF, NASA, DoE, NIST, ED, USDA, and FAA.