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Funding from your Rich Uncle... Sam: Using SBIR's to your advantage

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Jeremy Kagan
Professor of Digital Marketing at Columbia Business School

Jeremy Kagan is a Professor of Digital Marketing at Columbia Business School and the author of "Digital Marketing: Strategy & Tactics" the leading textbook on the subject. He's also the former head of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School, and an active mentor and corporate trainer. Kagan founded several startups, most recently Pricing Engine, a marketing technology company that was part of the Entrepreneur's Roundtable Accelerator.

Course Description:

A surprising source of non-dilutive funding for startups and innovation has emerged - your rich Uncle Sam. The government has made impressive strides in encouraging private sector innovation for military, science, and government needs, and startups can benefit from these grants to take commercial products to market. Join us for an overview of SBIR's (small business innovation research) grants and other programs, often with a turnaround time of under 30 days, no dilution, and other amazing benefits.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Differentiate between SBIR and other grants and who can get them

  • Use cases for moving your startup forward

  • Utilize tricks and tips when applying for grants