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Greater Yellowstone Regional Entrepreneurship and SBIR/STTR Summit (GYRES)SBIR Road Tour Logo

Learn how to Access Outstanding Financial Opportunities for Start-ups and Growing Technology Firms

Meet and Network with Key Managers and Experts from Government, Industry and Other Organizations

Bozeman GranTree Inn, Monday & Tuesday, August 17th – 18th, 2015

You’ll experience eye-opening lessons in international export, government contract accounting, small business finance, manufacturing planning support, finding contracting opportunities nationwide, and partnering with major Prime Contractors and university scientists, all of which can help you build a much more successful business!

A major portion of the GYRES Summit will focus on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, through which over 100 small Montana firms have received more than $175 million in SBIR/STTR funding, and enabled key future contracting advantages, many with considerable support from MTIP and TechLink.

Nearly 20 Federal and State Program Managers representing $2.5 billion in early stage non-dilutive funding will describe their programs and meet individually with nearly 200 technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States.

Please join us to meet and learn from key leaders in government, industry, academia and the legal profession, who collectively support small businesses innovation and funding.

Final Agenda (image)Click image at left for final agenda as a PDF, for detailed information on the GYRES Summit.

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The $65 registration includes all GYRES Summit sessions, one-on-one meetings, breakfast, lunch, snacks and evening social! Registration fees increase on Monday morning so click the button below to register now.

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Conference Location and Accommodations

The GYRES SBIR Road Tour will be held at the Best Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman, Montana.

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Event Sponsors: TechLink and MTIP

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TechLink is the primary U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Partnership Intermediary, based at Montana State University. TechLink facilitates technology partnerships between all DoD labs and industry nationwide, brokering most of DoD’s patent license agreements, and working with small businesses to successfully develop and transition DoD SBIR/STTR technologies to support national defense needs. With additional support for Montana companies for all agency SBIR/STTR proposals, TechLink has directly assisted companies nationwide in winning over $200 million through these programs.

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