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Grants vs Contract and Selecting the Right Agency

August 24, 2021  1:00pm – 2:30pm (MST)

This session will cover the 11 SBIR/STTR participating agencies, their mission and what technologies they will fund and determining the best fit for you. This will include where to find the topics of interest, what has been funded previously and how to contact the agency program managers.


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Presented by Jerry Hollister, BBCetc Principal Consultant

Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining the company in 2017 with 30 years of leadership experience in government, higher education, non-profit and for-profit enterprises. After earning an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, he served as commissioned Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps and a warranted Contracting Officer for the Dept. of Defense.  His first duty station was at NAS Kingsville,  where  he  served  from  1987-1990.  Prior to joining BBCetc, Jerry  was  Chief

Operating Officer for Michigan-based Niowave, a developer of superconducting electron accelerators, where he worked to build the successful start-up company from 2008-17. Jerry was instrumental in Niowave receiving over 45 Phase I and Phase II SBIR awards. During his full-time tenure, Niowave was named the 2010 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year by the Dept. of Energy and, in 2016, was honored with the S.B.A.’s Tibbetts Award, which recognizes the best in SBIR achievement.  He remains on the Niowave Board of Directors and continues to consult for Niowave on a regular basis.  Before joining Niowave, Jerry served in a number of leadership roles for non-profit and educational institutions following his honorable discharge from the US Navy.


BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc’s Michigan clients have been awarded over $302 million in funding since 2002. / 734.930.9741 / / @BBC_etc

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