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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Webinar
Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for this event, which is designed to introduce technology start-ups to how they might fund R&D through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants. This is an introduction to the topic that has been developed for startups and faculty that are new to seeking grant funds and is not a “how to apply” course. This course will also offer participants a list of additional resources for assistance on how to apply for an SBIR grant.
Presenter: Ed Lahue, MBA
Ed is the Innovation & Technology Counselor for the University of Missouri Extension, where he supports the Missouri Small Business Development Center in St. Louis. With 37 years of experience, he has an extensive background in innovation, strategic marketing and branding. His industry experience includes consumer products, healthcare and various industrial sectors. Ed helps tech start-ups and established businesses to expand their innovation efforts. He counsels on new business modeling, identifying viable target markets, market research and go-to-market branding/marketing. In addition, he is helping start-up companies obtain grants through Small Business Innovation Research. Ed previously led the marketing function in healthcare with Ascension Health in Evansville, Indiana and SSM Health system in St. Louis. Prior to healthcare, he founded The ELM Group, a consulting firm focused on strategic planning, marketing and new product development. Ed started his career in the consumer products industry with The Dial Corporation, Borden and Bristol Myers Squibb. In addition to launching several new products, he has marketed household brand names such as Gerber, Borden, Enfamil, EnfaGrow, Purex and ReaLemon.
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