About the workshop: 

During this workshop, our experts will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs.

Expect to learn:
• Registration process necessary for submission
• Strategies for targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
• How to approach each section of the proposal
• Common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more.

9:00 am Introduction by Life Science Washington Institute
9:15 am SBIR/STTR Overview and Introduction to NIH
An overview of the SBIR/STTR programs, including eligibility, and sources of funding. An introduction to NIH, and essential
information for selecting an institute appropriate for your technology, as well as, how to contact and communicate with program
10:45 am Break
11:00 am NIH Proposal Prep
Understanding the NIH review process, writing your Specific AIMS page, research strategy and preparing proposals components for
maximum impact.
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm NIH Proposal Prep continued
Other critical details of the proposal; the importance of your team, facilities and budgets.
2:30 pm Closing remarks


About BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

BBC etc 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 $330 million in funding since 2002. The company was recently named a
2020 Tibbetts award winner as well as one of 50 “Michigan companies to watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 / info@bbcetc.com / @BBC_etc
About the Presenter:
Shannon Bass
Shannon joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in 2018 bringing with her 28 years of management experience in the biotechnology
industry and as an independent SBIR/STTR consultant. Shannon’s career began with an animal health start-up out of the University
of Kentucky, which was later purchased by Neogen Corporation. She continued in senior management with Neogen for 17 years in
the areas of quality control/ assurance, regulatory, pharmaceutical manufacturing and technical services. Later she became CEO of a
biotech start-up which brought to market a veterinary research device and president of another medical device firm developing a
product for treatment of late-stage lung cancer. She holds B.S. degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky.
About the Presenter:
Baindu Bayon, PhD
Baindu L. Bayon, Ph.D. is a biomedical scientist from Indianapolis. Dr. Bayon earned her B.S. in Biology from Indiana University
Bloomington and her Ph.D. in Medical & Molecular Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine. She is currently a Principal
Consultant with BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. She was previously a Health Program Specialist at the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Bayon was a 2018-2020 AAAS Science and
Technology Policy Fellow at the Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) office at NIH and at the
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences where she explored entrepreneurship at CTSA (Clinical Translational Science
Award) hubs. She’s earned a myriad of awards throughout her career, including the coveted Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Silver Spring and of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated