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Demystify the NSF SBIR/STTR Process


Attention Hawaii tech innovators!

Don't miss the chance to secure non-dilutive funding for your startup. Join us for this lunch hour webinar on August 14th, where NSF SBIR/STTR Program Director Erik Pierstorff will demystify the application process and share valuable insights.


Discover how to:

Navigate the ins and outs of the NSF SBIR/STTR program

Determine your eligibility and craft a winning application

Get your burning questions answered by the expert himself


Whether you're in the early stages of ideation or ready to scale, this webinar is your gateway to unlocking the financial support your innovation deserves.


Register now and take the first step towards turning your tech dreams into reality!


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USDA Aquaculture SBIR/STTR Webinar
The recording is available on our resource page.

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Join us for an insightful workshop dedicated to unveiling opportunities in aquaculture innovation through the USDA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a researcher in the aquaculture field, or an innovator looking for funding to bring your ideas to life, this event is for you!

Featured Guest Speakers
Melinda Coffman, Program Coordinator, SBIR/STTR, USDA NIFA
Timothy Sullivan, National Program Leader, Animal Health & Aquaculture, USDA NIFA

These esteemed speakers will provide an in-depth look into the funding opportunities available for aquaculture innovations, share insights on how to successfully apply for these non-dilutive funds, and highlight the impact of these programs on the aquaculture industry.


Who Should Attend
- Entrepreneurs and small business owners in the aquaculture sector
- Researchers and academics focusing on aquaculture innovation
- Individuals interested in non-dilutive funding opportunities for aquaculture projects

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to dive deep into aquaculture innovation funding. Register now to secure your spot for either the online webinar or in-person viewing at one of our locations.

For more information, visit the event page at [](

Register today to get the Zoom link delivered to your email!!!

Check back for our 2024 event schedule

Upcoming events include:

  • August 14, 2024, NSF SBIR/STTR Program Information Session featuring Erik Pierstorff, Program Director, NSF SBIR/STTR Program for Biological Technologies and Pharmaceutical Technologies. Virtual via Zoom noon HST.

  • Germinate will host a Lunch and Learn during Honolulu Tech Week! Check back for more details.

  • Germinate will host a session at the 2024 Hawaii Agriculture Conference! Come see presentations, pitches and a panel discussion.

  • More exciting events to come...

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