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The SBA SBIR Road Tour is coming to Hawaii! HTDC is pleased to host this National program as part of the HI SBIR Biennial Conference. If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, post doc, graduate student or small technology firm, take advantage of this coveted local opportunity to hear directly from federal agency program managers, and meet one-on-one with program decision makers.

Conference Details

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September 18-19 2017
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (map)
Waikiki Ballroom

2552 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815


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Federal Program Managers representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding will be here to meet with you. If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, post doc, graduate student or small technology firm, take advantage of this coveted opportunity to meet one-on-one with program decision makers. Get Funded!

Highlights Include:

  • Seed funding your Idea using SBIR
  • Tips to winning SBIR from local companies
  • Go to market with MilTech and RTI International
  • Meet Private funding partners Canaan
  • SBIR Agency Funding Priorities
  • Meet local resources available to innovators, researchers, and technology entrepreneurs
  • Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Lessons Learned and Common Mistakes
  • Technology Alignment, Opportunities, and Funding from the Warfighter (Defense focused)
  • Meet One-on-One with SBIR/STTR Program Managers
  • Learn more about HSBIR Matching Grants

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please email us at sbir@htdc.org.

More about the SBA SBIR Road Tour

About SBIR/STTR:

  • The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive United States Government non-dilutive funding source, coordinated by the Small Business Administration. It is intended to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in high-growth research and development (R&D). Funding takes the form of contracts or grants and the awardee projects must have the potential for commercialization while meeting specific U.S. Government R&D requirements. Funds are obtained by allocating a certain percentage of the total extramural (R&D) budgets of the 11 federal agencies with extramural research budgets in excess of $100 million. Approximately, $2.5 billion is awarded through the program each year with each agency administering its own individual program within the guidelines established by Congress.

Conference Day 1

Agenda - Monday September 18, 2017

* Subject to change

7:30 – 8:00 AM   Registration, Contintental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 AM   Welcome Opening Remarks
Robbie Melton – Executive Director, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation
Kamakana Kaimuloa, Vice President of Military Affairs & Business Advocacy, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
8:30 – 9:15 AM   America’s Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Overview
Intro by Jane Sawyer, SBA
John Williams, Director, Office of Innovation & Technology, US SBA, Office of Investment & Innovation
9:15 – 10:05 AM   SBIR Agencies Reverse Pitches (5 minutes per agency)
Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
Department of Defense – Air Force
Department of Defense – Navy
Office of Small Business Programs
Lockheed Martin
10:05 – 10:30 AM   Break
10:20 – 12:00 PM   One on One Meetings with Agencies and Funding Resources (Milo 4 & 5, 2nd Fl)
10:30 – 11:15 AM Granting Agencies Panel
Moderator – John Williams, Director, Office of Innovation & Technology, US SBA, Office of Investment & Innovation
Panelists:
Robert Vinson, Program Manager, NIH
Dr. Robert Smith, National Program Leader, Division of Animal Systems, USDA
Carl Hebron, Program Coordinator, DoE
11:15 – 12:00 PM   Lessons Learned and Common Mistakes – SBIR Managers
Moderator – John Williams, Director, Office of Innovation & Technology, US SBA, Office of Investment & Innovation
Panelists:
Gwen Jasper, Senior Technology Analyst, NASA
Carl Hebron, Program Coordinator, DoE
Vince Garcia, SBIR Program Manager, NOAA
12:00 – 1:30 PM   Buffet Lunch
Fireside Chat: From SBIR to Super Bowl
Carole Teolis, Co-founder and CTO TRX Systems

Robbie Melton, Executive Director & CEO, HTDC
1:30 – 4:30 PM   One on One Meetings with Agencies and Funding Resources (Milo 4 &5, 2nd Fl)
1:30 – 2:30 PM   Federal Labs Consortium (FLC) – Your One Stop Shop to Connect with Federal Researchers and Projects
Jennifer Stewart, FLC Far West NSWC Corona Division
Eric Petran, T2 Manager, Naval Shipyard
Cheryl Monson, T2 Manager, NAVFAC Port Hueneme Division
2:30 – 3:30 PM   From the Trenches Leveraging SBIR Funding
Moderator – Jane Sawyer, Small Business Administration
Tibbetts Award Winners:
Carole Teolis, TRX Systems
Greg Rocheleau, Makai Ocean Engineering
Nelson Kanemoto, Referentia

3:30 – 3:45 PM   Break
3:45 – 4:45 PM   Intellectual Property – New Strategies for Intellectual Property
Moderator – Ryan Hew, Attorney, Hew and Bordenave, LLP
Panelists:
Ken Cheung, Oceanit
David Clements, Hawaii Biotech
Isar Mostafanezhad, Nalu Scientific
4:45 – 7:00 PM   Networking Reception
Sponsor – Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

 

Conference Day 2

Agenda - Tuesday September 19, 2017

* Subject to change

7:30 – 8:00 AM   Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 AM   Welcome
Robbie Melton, Executive Director & CEO, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

8:10 – 8:30 AM   Opening Remarks
Luis Salaveria, Director, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
8:30 – 10:00 AM   One on One Meetings with Agencies and Funding Resources (Milo Rm 4 & 5, 2nd Fl)
8:30 – 10:00 AM   Business with the War Fighter – Technology Alignment
Moderator – David Sikora, SBIR/STTR Program Administrator, Acting, OSD – Office of Small Business Programs
Panelists:
Bob Smith, Program Manager, Department of the Navy
James Sweeney, SBIR/STTR Acquisition R&D Technical Analyst (Contractor), U.S. Air Force
Jonathan Leggett, SBIR/STTR Outreach Coordinator, Naval Sea Systems Command
Craig Owens, SBIR Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
10:00 – 10:15 AM   Break
10:15 – 12:00 PM Accelerate Your Research to Market
Todd Daniels, MilTech
Identifying New Markets for Your Technology
Steven McManus, RTI International

12:00 – 1:30 PM   Lunch
Keynote Address: From SBIR to Market to Acquisition
Rex Jakobovits, Founder, Experiad Solutions
1:30 – 3:30 PM   One on One Meetings with Agencies and Funding Resources (Milo Rm 4 & 5, 2nd Fl)
1:30 – 2:30 PM Funding Beyond SBIR – Why Investors Like SBIR Funded Companies
Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka, Canaan Partners
Patrick Chang, Samsung Global
2:30 – 3:30 PM Hawaii Investment Resources
Moderator – Meli James, HVCA
Panelists:
Donavan Kealoha, Startup Capital
Lauren Primiano, Reef Ventures
Omar Sultan, Sultan Ventures
Rob Robinson, Hawaii Angels
3:30 – 4:30 PM Networking with Speakers

One on One Meetings

The conference provides a unique opportunity to speak directly with Federal SBIR Program Managers about your company's assets and potential alignment with government priorities. Many of these managers rarely come to Hawaii.  The conference also provides opportunity to connect with a variety of local and national resources.

Participating Agencies

  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Department of Defense – Air Force (USAF)
  • Department of Defense – Navy
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

Additional Resources

  • Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
  • Canaan Partners – Venture Capital
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MilTech – Transitioning Technology to Warfighter
  • RTI International – Technology Drive Market Intelligence
  • Small Business Administration-Hawaii
  • USDA – Hi Regional Office
  • INNOVATE Hawaii
  • Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

 

Matching Grants

Attendees will learn more about the matching grants provided by HTDC through the HSBIR program.  Applicants must have received federal SBIR grants or contracts to qualify for the state matching grant program. The HSBIR programs provides up to 50% match for companies receiving SBIR awards. Companies may apply also for reimbursement for grant writing costs for their initial grant application.

Registration:

 

Early Registration until Aug 20th

$249

Standard Registration (Aug 21-Sept 11)

$325

Walk-in (Sept 12-Sept 19)

$400

Exhibitor Registration

$400

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Hosts

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Sponsors


Participating Agencies



For more info please contact us at sbir@htdc.org | (808) 539-3806