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NYC EnergyTech
2011 Conference

Energy + Money

Thursday, June 16, 2011
8:30 am – 5:30 pm


Workshop 1: Federal Government Contracting and the SBIR Program

Anthony 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.

  • Who should attend:
    • Contractors initially establishing their accounting systems
    • Contractors seeking tips to improve their current system
  • What attendees will learn:
    • Elements of an accounting system
    • Compliance requirements
    • Accounting system impact on an audit
    • Basic cost pool structure (direct and indirect costs)

Workshop 2: SBIR and STTR Funding for Energy Technologies

Marcene 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.

  • Who should attend:
    • Technology firms and advanced manufacturers requiring innovation funding
    • Startups needing information on the Department of Energy’s funded research goals
  • What attendees will learn:
    • SBIR/STTR program basics
    • Qualifications for this form of funding
    • The Department of Energy’s SBIR and STTR award history
    • Additional resources to help you to prepare a savvy proposal

NYC EnergyTech Program,
Year Two Portfolio Company Presentations

Colleen Gibney, Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Director and Technology Consultant, ITAC

NYC EnergyTech, funded through a grant from NYSERDA, enables ITAC to provide early stage support for developers of renewable and clean energy technologies. This program is designed to attract and nurture New York City energy technology entrepreneurs; to bring them into an in-depth commercialization process; and to bring advanced assistance to especially high-potential firms. Now, at the close of program year two, several of these companies will present their companies to members of our Advisory Group for feedback in fifteen-minute blocks.

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