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March 6, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Category: Breakfast
Location: 5057 Woodward 6th Floor - Conference A | Map
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

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,"University Participation in SBIt/STTR," is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6th from 8:30am-10:00am at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A.

Kris Bergman from BBC entrepreneurial Training & Consulting will discuss will discuss universtiy participation in the SBIR/STTR grant programs from pre-submission to post-award. Universities are often directly or indirectly involved in the development and execution of SBIR/STTR-funded projects, so it is important that university administrators understand SBIR/ STTR requirements and that the small business understands the university’s policies. This session covers issues that need to be addressed both as the proposal is being developed and after it is awarded looking specifically from the university’s perspective.

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 and

Kris Bergman is a Managing Partner and co-owner of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. Prior purchasing the company in October 2016, Kris was Principal Consultant for Grants and Contracts Management, having joined BBCetc in 2000. In addition to BBCetc’s financial and business management, Kris assists clients in preparing to receive and manage federal grant and contract funds. Kris has 30 years of experience in managing schedules, finances and organizations. Prior to joining BBCetc she owned and operated two different service startups before becoming the Global Sales Administrator or a major software development company.


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