The Small Business Administration has several upcoming SBIR webinars that will discuss
understanding intellectual property (IP), which includes patent practice and cooperation,
trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Webinars will also introduce SBIR programs
in the Departments of Transportation and Education.
Wichita, Kan. – NXTUS, Inc. on May 6th announced the launch of the 2021 NXTSTAGE Financial
Technology Pilot Competition alongside 2021 Premiere Sponsors Emprise Bank and Fidelity
This innovation program allows startups from around the world to present their innovative
technologies to Kansas organizations.
The startups hope to gain market feedback and earn pilot tests and paying customers.
Emprise Bank, Fidelity Bank and other pilot partners get the benefit of collaborating
with innovative young companies and being an early adopter of next-generation “FinTech”
solutions. These are technologies designed to help banks, credit unions and financial
services businesses enhance their digital banking offerings, data analytics, digital
marketing and other capabilities.
Read more about the release below.
DoD Funding Alert
The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office announces the pre-release
of the following Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topic:
The most effective marketing solution for small businesses also happens to be completely
free! Learn how to leverage content marketing tools and solutions to build relationships
with leads and turn them into lifelong clients.
May 20 | 12pm-1pm
Do you want a business loan? This webinar offers insights from a former banker to
help you understand what lenders require, the loan application process, and how a
lender makes a decision on a loan request. Vince Haworth with the Kansas SBDC Capital
Access Center will cover:
the credit decision process
different loan programs available
how to find the right lender
getting straight answers from a lender
the five C’s of credit
State Tax For Construction Contractors
May 25 | 10am-12pm
Carl York with the Kansas Department of Revenue will focus on sales tax issues for
construction contractors and subcontractors, including those who provide services
such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, roofing, HVAC, and landscaping. Learn about
applying sales tax to materials and labor, Project Exemption Certificates, tax returns,
billing, and more.
State Tax Webinar
May 25 | 1pm-4pm
Carl York with the Kansas Department of Revenue will give you the basics in this free
webinar. Topics include sales and compensating use taxes, tax forms and how to file
them, estimated taxes, and recordkeeping.
The Special Program Awards for Required Technology Needs (SPARTN) was created to incentivize
small technology firms to work with the Department of Defense to propose Army modernization
solutions. Join this one-hour overview to learn the goals of the program, what technologies
they need and how to create a competitive proposal.
Find out whether your research is a candidate for SBIR/STTR federal R&D funding and
learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including program purpose, eligibility, and sources
of funding. This presentation will provide ample information to help you determine
if you should seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process.
Identifying SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities and Developing the Aims Page for Your
June 14 | 11am-12:30pm
Are you considering applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small
Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? Are you planning to reach out to SBIR/STTR
program managers to gauge interest in your project? This is the right training for
Discover the differences between SBIR and STTR, review how to navigate the NIH’s SBIR
website to research awarded projects, learn how to prepare an SBIR proposal, and find
out how to avoid common pitfalls.
Entrepreneur Workshop Series: Licensing and Partnering Agreements
June 22 | 2pm-3pm
Join the next session in this workshop series, hosted by NIA OSBR and the National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Small Business Program. The workshop includes breakout
rooms on startup and university license agreements, partnerships and collaboration
agreements, and negotiation tips.
June 16 | Life-Changing Tricks in Microsoft Office
This session will reveal some life-changing tricks in popular Microsoft Office Applications
(Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams). We will discuss new features in Office
365, how you can use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost performance, and also uncover
some secret, hidden tools in your favorite MS Office programs