An Event on July 14, 2016:

SBIR/STTR 101 and Proposal Prep for USDA

9am – 4pm
Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore St, West Olive, MI

This program, presented by the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, gives you the option of attending a morning SBIR/STTR introduction, an afternoon workshop in proposal preparation for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture — or both.

9 AM – 12 PM – Morning attendees will learn the basics of the SBIR/STTR programs, including program goals and structure, eligibility, and sources of funding. The objective is to provide sufficient information to help you decide whether SBIR/STTR is a good fit for your company. In addition, techniques will be described for matching your project idea with potential funding opportunities at the participating federal agencies. 

12:30 – 4 PM – The afternoon program will focus on the specific challenge of crafting a competitive SBIR proposal to the USDA. Topics will include: USDA’s targeted technology areas, company registration, R&D project planning, the process of proposal preparation, submission and evaluation, and tips for increasing your chance of funding success.

$25 for morning or afternoon session; $40 for full day
Lunch is included for full-day attendees.

Michigan Smart Coast Intern Events: June-July

Attention Employers: Invite your interns to participate in these events to help them develop personal and professional ties to West Michigan in an effort to get them to return to the region upon graduation. 

Attention Interns: Join us for this series of professional and social events to meet people who live and work in West Michigan. When you graduate, we hope your experience was so fulfilling, you will seek employment at one of our great West Michigan companies. 

Intern event schedule:

June 9 @ 5:30pm - Holland Young Professionals Unwind at Serafina's

June 23 @ 5:30pm - Intern Connect: A Day in the Park - a Hello West Michigan event

June 29 @ 7:30am - Coffee and Conversation: Young Leaders Panel at Baker Lofts

July 12 @ 5:30pm - Intern Connect: Professional Networking Night at Grand Rapids Art Museum - a Hello West Michigan event

July 14 @ 5:30pm - Holland Young Professionals Unwind at Holland Area Arts Council

July 29 @ 4:00pm - Summer Celebration Holland Princess Cruise on Lake Macatawa