Episode 5 – SBIRLand Interview with Kristine McNiel from KY Innovation
Dr. Lara Skwarek from SBIRLand and Eva Garland Consulting sits down with Kristine McNiel from Kentucky’s Cabinet for Economic Development KY Innovation office to discuss the programs and services available to help Kentucky innovators obtain and leverage SBIR/STTR funding. Topics include the Kentucky Innovation Investment Program (KIIP), their generous Matching Funds Program, and their new DoD accelerator program. In addition to working for the Cabinet, Ms. McNiel is herself a small business owner.
Episode 4 – SBIRLand Interview with Ben Schrag from the NSF
SBIRLand Interview with National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer Ben Schrag. Dr. Schrag has over 12 years of experience as a Program Director at NSF. He provides valuable insights into the NSF SBIR program and how entrepreneurs can get started with non-dilutive funding from the NSF.
Episode 3 – SBIRLand Interview with Melinda Coffman from the USDA
Stacey Lee from SBIRLand and Eva Garland Consulting chats with Melinda Coffman from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA SBIR program supports small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies and enables the application of research advancements from conception into the market. The USDA SBIR program is excited to receive applications addressing unmet needs in climate change, natural resource conservation, plant production and protection, rural development, animal production, and more! Melinda and Stacey discuss advice and resources to help entrepreneurs in the agriculture space develop their businesses.
Episode 2 – SBIRLand Interview with Kathleen Pizzuti from Transmural Systems
Eva Garland Consulting CEO, Dr. Eva Garland, speaks with Transmural Systems co-founder Kathleen Pizzuti. Transmural has successfully leveraged over $10 million in SBIR funding to advance development of new innovative medical devices that address unmet needs in cardiology. Kathleen provides insight into how the Transmural team grew their company from a true basement start-up into a clinical stage company using SBIR funding.
Episode 1 – SBIRLand Interview with Brittany Sickler from the Small Business Administration
Stacey Lee from SBIRLand and Eva Garland Consulting chats with Brittany Sickler (2019 SBIR Person of the Year) from the Small Business Administration. The Technology Program Office at the SBA administers the SBIR/STTR program to ensure the nation’s small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government’s research and development efforts. Brittany and Stacey discuss advice and resources to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses.