When applying for federal SBIR/STTR funds to develop new, high-value ideas, applicants often struggle with how much information to include in their application.  Join us online May 9 from 2-3:00 pm to get a professional perspective on this “Catch-22” situation.  There is no charge to attend the webinar, but participants must register at to obtain the link to the program.  Registered attendees will also get a link to the recorded program, in case they are unable to attend at this time.     

Because intellectual property adds financial value and provides a competitive advantage, small business needs to take measures to protect this asset.   Protecting company secrets leads to difficulties discussing new ideas with potential investors or funding agencies.  SBIR/STTR applicants need to explain their research projects in enough detail that reviewers understand the technology and will recommend funding, while still insuring that their proprietary data remains confidential.   

This webinar will cover:

  • What information is considered “proprietary data”
  • Who has access to the data in funded and unfunded SBIR/STTR proposals
  • What are government’s “inherent data rights” when they fund a project
  • What kinds of information and levels of detail to include in SBIR/STTR proposals
  • How to protect the data you disclose to each agency. 

Mark Henry, of Grow Emerging Companies LLC will be presenting the webinar.  Mark has 37 years of SBIR/STTR experience, having working on over 3,000 proposals.  Known as the “Vince Lombardi” of the SBIR program, he has worked with Wyoming companies for nearly two decades.



Wyoming SBDC Network is a business consulting group consisting of the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Market Research Center, and Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative. Our mission is to help Wyoming entrepreneurs succeed.  Consulting and most market research services are free of charge to Wyoming residents.  The Wyoming SBDC Network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Additional support is provided by the Wyoming Business Council, and the University of Wyoming.  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wyoming Small Business Development Center
Kelly Haigler Cornish
Register:, Phone: 307.766.2904
Entrepreneur, Education

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