Feb 20 2020

MATTER Workshop: SBIR/STTR — The Largest Source of Non-Dilutive Funding

February 20, 2020

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM




222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

MATTER Workshop: SBIR/STTR — The Largest Source of Non-Dilutive Funding


MATTER members and partners: use your discount code for 100% off the registration price. If you don't know your code, please email info@matter.health for assistance.


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are federal grant and contracting programs that award more than $ 1 billion a year — the largest single source of non-dilutive funding — to help commercialize innovative health and life sciences technologies in the United States. In this workshop, you will receive an introductory overview to this complex and highly competitive program.

Join this workshop to learn:

  • What the SBIR/STTR program is and who is eligible
  • Key elements of an SBIR/STTR project
  • Which federal agencies participate
  • How innovators can get started

Can't attend in person? Join us in our virtual classroom. To join this workshop virtually via Webex, select the "Virtual classroom" ticket type at checkout — access instructions will be included in your email receipt.



Kris Parmelee is founder and president of Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG). She specializes in SBIR/STTR preparations and submissions and has worked on over 250 proposals during her tenure. Her proposals have been submitted to all 11 participating federal agencies for a range of SBIR/STTR-related funding opportunities. Her depth of experience in the grant writing field has allowed her to create a highly refined process that provides maximum efficiency and results in quality and competitive proposals.

After more than 17 years as a consultant, Kris has developed long-term relationships with many of her clients. It’s not just about a single project; it’s about creating opportunities for meaningful engagement and growth — for both PCG, Inc. and the client. She works closely with a wide range of small businesses and research institutions, such as Indiana University and Purdue University, to support their faculty through the SBIR/STTR process. She reads an average of 25 summary statements per year, which makes her acutely aware of trends and themes among granting agencies and review panels.

Kris is a proud graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. In addition to founding Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc. in 2000, Kris founded Lectio in in 2015. Lectio provides assistive technology designed to support individuals with language-related learning disabilities, inspired by her son Sam’s own struggles with dyslexia.

This workshop is part of our Finance Your Business series. Attend workshops in this series to learn how to:

  1. Build a profit and loss statement, cash flow statement and financial model
    2. Identify target investors
    3. Develop equity structure and incentive arrangements for founders, employees and investors
    4. Develop assumptions for pricing, revenue projection, expenses, cash flow and burn rate
    5. Develop collateral for investor pitches and updates


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Date posted

Jan 21, 2020

Date updated

Jan 21, 2020