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Free Entrepreneurship Workshop Set at A-State


JONESBORO — A workshop designed to provide the basic requirements for Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program participation will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop Circle.

In addition, the class will demonstrate how to get started with the SBIR/SBTTR programs and provide tips for success. The A-State Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission host the workshop. Admission is free, but participants must register online at http://tiny.cc/17yrcy because of limited seating. 

For those unable to attend, the seminar will be streamed online at http://www.astate.edu/a/sbtdc. Lunch will be served to in-person attendees. 

Award-winning presenter Dr. Ellen Brune is the keynote speaker. She is also the founder and chief executive officer of Boston Mountain Biotech in Fayetteville. Her research has been funded with more than $1.25 million in grants from the National Science Foundation and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. 

Recently, Brune has been providing consulting services in the areas of patent development, research validation, commercialization studies and technology-transfer agreements.

For more information, email ArkansasEPSCoR@gmail.com.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University is in a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business and the Arkansas State University College of Business. 

The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research, plus low-to-no-cost training. Learn more at asbtdc.org.

The mission of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission is to create economic opportunity by attracting higher-paying jobs, expanding and diversifying the state and local economies, increasing incomes and investment and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas.

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