October 5, 2016 – October 6, 2016 all-day

2016 SBIR New England Regional Summit and special full day pre-conference event on the 5th titled:

Women SBIR Networking and Awareness Day: Engaging Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs

to be held at MIT on October 5th and 6th.

This event is part of a bold new direction for the SBIR/STTR program to engage and cultivate new innovative talent pipelines and ensure Women in STEM and Business fields are part of the conversation as well gaining equal access and opportunity to America’s Seed Fund! With our annual non-dilutive $2.5 Billion dollars in seed funding for high end commercializable science and technology R&D, we want to make sure next generation high-tech startups are growing with the help and power of other successful women led SBIR firms.

Fostering and encouraging participation from women is a key goal of the SBIR/STTR program. This pre-day conference, through immersive and interactive engagement, will seek to expand access of SBIR/STTR Funding to STEM focused Women Entrepreneurs and Principal Investigators.

A rock star lineup of speakers participating for the 2 day program include Helen Genier of iRobot, Laurie Leshin (President of WPI), Fiona Murray (Associate Dean of Innovation at MIT), Nina Tandon (CEO of EpiBone), Gia Schneider (CEO of Natel Energy), and many more… Including direct access to program managers from SBIR/STTR Funding agencies including NSF, NIH, DOE, DOT, DoEd, DOC, DoD, NASA, USDA, DHS, & EPA.

The 2 day event is FREE & Registration is now live!http://www.sbirroadtour.com/boston/register/