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1871 – Are you missing out on more than $2.5 billion of non-dilutive funding?

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The SBIR/STTR program is a federal grant and contracting program that awards more than $2.5 billion a year to small businesses to support the commercialization of innovative technology. Are you missing out on this great opportunity? Join SBIR/STTR consultant Kris Parmelee for a lunch and learn opportunity that will cover the following key points about the program:

– Definition of the Program
– Eligibility
– Key Elements of an SBIR/STTR Project
– Overview of Participating Federal Agencies
– Steps to Get Started

The SBIR/STTR program represents the largest single source of non-dilutive funding. This workshop will provide an introductory overview to this complex and highly competitive program.
Sign up to learn more! (free lunch)

Kris Parmelee, President

Kris Parmelee is Founder and President of Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG). She specializes in SBIR/STTR preparations and submissions and has worked on over 250 proposals during her tenure. Her proposals have been submitted to all 11 participating federal agencies for a range of SBIR/STTR-related funding opportunities. Her depth of experience in the grant writing field has allowed her to create a highly refined process that provides maximum efficiency and
results in quality and competitive proposals. After more than 17 years as a consultant, Kris has developed long-term relationships with many of her clients. It’s not just about a single project; it’s about creating opportunities for meaningful engagement and growth—for both PCG, Inc. and the client. She works closely with a wide range of small businesses and research institutions, such as Indiana University and Purdue University to support their faculty through the SBIR/STTR process. She reads an average of 25 summary statements per year, which makes her acutely aware of trends and themes among granting agencies and review panels.

Kristen (Kris) Parmelee is a proud graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). In addition to founding Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc. in 2000, Kris founded Lectio in 2015. Lectio provides assistive technology designed to support individuals with language-related learning disabilities, inspired by her son Sam’s own struggles with dyslexia.


April 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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1871 – South Classroom
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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