NCI SBIR Fireside Chat on Entrepreneurship

november 2021

10nov3:30 pm4:30 pmNCI SBIR Fireside Chat on EntrepreneurshipLearn what it takes to become a successful biotech entrepreneur plus small business funding opportunities, programs, and resources

Event Details

Are you an aspiring biotech innovator? On Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET, join the National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center Director Michael Weingarten for a fireside chat with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Professor James Olson on translating your career from an academic researcher to researcher-entrepreneur and how the SBIR Development Center can support your commercialization journey.

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During this event, speakers will discuss what it takes to become a successful biotech entrepreneur, share stories from Dr. Olson’s personal entrepreneurship journey, and provide career advice to small businesses. In addition, attendees will receive insight on:

  • Small business funding opportunities at the NCI
  • Programs and Resources for early career scientists
  • Upcoming SBIR/STTR opportunities, including the Small Business Transition Grant and Small Business Concept Award

For any inquiries prior to the event, please contact NCI SBIR Development Center at


(Wednesday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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