|Event Access: by-invitation
To enable and ensure substantive interaction - formal and informal - facilities booked for Event can accommodate only 100-110 people.
Organizers reserve right to refuse registration -- and will do so!
- Event is NOT open-access.
- Once we are at capacity, Registration will close.
- Pre-registration required. Walk-ins not permitted.
SBIR Venture Capital activity: the Corporate VC factor
|In recent past, ONE in every $7-8 of VC investment in US has involved an SBIR firm
Corporate VC a factor in 27% of all SBIR VC transactions,
Total VC-SBIR investment to date: $64.52B. (compared to $38.75B SBIR dollars)
Coincident with the 1983 passage of the SBIR enabling legislation, other legislative and business initiatives were underway - eg Bayh-Dole - similarly designed positively to impact overall climate for technology innovation. Critical among these were elements to support what became an important surge in Venture Capital activity.
In crafting the original SBIR concept,
we stressed that developed technology - funded through Phases I & II by participating federal agencies - sh/would transition to the use-condition of Phase III
with non-SBIR support
To some extent, therefore one could argue that SBIR and VC 'have grown up' together. Certainly, from the very earliest days of SBIR a substantial percentage of Awardees have been in receipt of Venture Capital investment at some level.
.. so what is this Corporate VC Forum about? The short answer, of course, is... it's about Raising Money:
Most VC-focused events will draw a crowd and,
based on experience, this one will be no exception.
The longer answe
r is that it is a carefully-designed effort - with a good track record of actual results
- of connecting pre-qualified SBIR Awardees
with capabilities particularly relevant to
Some of participating VCs will be traditional, financial-return based entities; a few having asked to participate are from that population of investors of increasingly importance: Angels Groupings. The primary emphasis
, however, will be participation of Substantive at-Event experience
: which awardees?
This carefully structured, well-rounded event is designed to be useful to
The primary focus, of course, is on enabling actual investment in SBIR-involved firms
. To that end,