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Who:  We are a very diverse group of successful business owners and entrepreneurs and those working to achieve their goal of becoming an entrepreneur.

Why:  We believe we all learn something from each other...no matter if you're on your 1st startup or your 101st.  We believe no one person has all the answers...it is impossible to build a company without help.

How:  We use multiple tools to identify where each member needs assistance. We connect mentors/resources/capital with members. We provide accountability and support for reaching goals.

What:  Members focused on helping each other build successful startups.  

Please check the FAQ section if you have Questions. Your Board of Directors is made up of volunteers with a passion for seeing entrepreneurs succeed!

When:   Every 2nd Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Where: Rodefer Moss 608 Mabry Hood Road, Knoxville, TN 37932

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SBIR in the Technology Corridor

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SBIR in the Technology Corridor

This group has an interest in the Federal research program known as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). Group members have an interest in sharing SBIR information such as proposal tips, agency nuances, and collaboration opportunities.

Website: http://www.sbir.gov/
Location: Greater Knoxville and Oak Ridge Region
Members: 10
Latest Activity: Apr 3, 2012

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Comment by William Milam on August 16, 2011 at 4:22pm

Hello Leonard, 

I will send you a separate email, but the group in general might be interested in the following:

Register now for an upcoming SBIR/STTR proposal workshop------------

Tuesday, August 30
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce's Business Development Center
100 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

Wednesday, August 31
ETSU Innovation Laboratory
2109 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604

Sponsored by:

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services and the U.S. Small Business Administration; Presented in partnership with The Enterprise Center, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation and East Tennessee State University's Innovation Laboratory

Workshop includes:

• The basics of preparing a competitive Phase 1 SBIR or STTR proposal
• How to avoid common mistakes many proposers make
• Insights into the award process by critiquing an actual proposal
• An overview of basic government accounting concepts

Cost: $50 registration fee includes course materials and lunch.

Comment by William Milam on January 7, 2010 at 4:36pm
I have a fair amount of experience with SBIRs. We have one proposal to NIH currently and will hear back in March.
 

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