Workshop 1: Federal Government Contracting and the SBIR ProgramAnthony J. Faugno, Partner, EisnerAmper
Matthew Herdman, Senior Accountant, EisnerAmper
Want to keep your award? Of course you do, but the real answer may depend on your accounting system. Government business requires government accounting – a major leap beyond traditional accounting that contractors and grantees often do not realize until an audit is upon them and they are at risk of losing their award. Even worse, companies can be at risk of having to repay disallowed costs from completed contracts. This seminar will help attendees get their accounting system right from the start or address existing problems now to minimize the risk of being mired in government auditor quicksand later.
Workshop 2: SBIR and STTR Funding for Energy TechnologiesMarcene Sonneborn, SBIR and Business Development Specialist, CNYTDO
Learn how to apply for Federal R&D funding to underwrite the costs of your technical feasibility and product development research. Marcene Sonneborn, New York State’s longtime leading expert on the SBIR Program and SBA Tibbetts awardee, will walk you through the opportunities and requirements of the competitive funding process. While this workshop will focus on the SBIR and STTR programs of the Department of Energy, the strategies discussed will help you to access funding at all eleven SBIR host agencies. Click here for presentation slides.
NYC EnergyTech Program,
Colleen Gibney, Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Director and Technology Consultant, ITAC