Conversations on Commercialization: "SBIR/STTR Building A Quality Team"

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You're invited! The WSU Technology Commercialization Office sponsors the "Conversations on Commercialization" series aimed to spark insightful discussions related to entrepreneurship, research and commercialization.  Guest speakers with extensive entrepreneurial experience are invited to lead the discussions and share some of their wisdom related to bringing innovative technologies to market.

The next session,"SBIR/STTR Building A Quality Team," is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th from 8:30am-10:00am at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A.

Kris Bergman from BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting and Ken Massey, PhD, Sr. Director of Venture Development in the WSU Technology commercialization office will be discussing how to build a quality team for your SBIR/STTR proposal and beyond. Putting together a strong, capable team is imperative for start-up success yet can be a daunting task for university faculty and researchers who are laser focused on developing their technologies. This session covers how to use sub-contractors to fill out your team, how to discuss the current and future build out of your management group, how to comply with regulations from both the agencies and the university, and how to use advisory boards and technical advisers to strengthen your company and your SBIR/STTR proposals.

Kris Bergman,
Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Ken Massey, PhD,
Sr. Director of Venture Development, Technology Commercialization Office, Wayne State University

About Wayne State Technology Commercialization Office:
  The goal of WSU Technology Commercialization is to provide high level, quality assistance and services to WSU researchers and our industry partners, to maximize the availability of next generation technologies that will benefit society worldwide. The TC Office is responsible for the identification, protection, marketing and licensing of intellectual property developed by WSU researchers, and promotes an entrepreneurial culture, supports start-up ventures and regional economic development. TC also offers several programs to support technology validation, venture development and entrepreneurial education.

About BBCetc:  BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. Its Michigan clients have been awarded over $213 million in funding since 2002. Learn more at / 734.930.9741.


5057 Woodward - 6th Floor Conference Room A

For more information about this event, please contact Bramdon Dogwill at 313-577-5622 or

Submissions for this form have closed on December 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm.