SBIR Workshop at mHUB Chicago

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Date(s) - April 8, 2019
10:00 am - 12:45 pm


SBIR Workshop - Small Business Innovation Research

SBIR Workshop at mHUB Chicago

Presented by: Roland Garton, Garton Consulting Services (see bio below)

mHUB Chicago
965 W. Chicago Ave · Chicago, Illinois

April 8 · 10am to 12:45 PM
Registration is required. An existing startup company is not required to participate. There is no cost to attend for mHUB members. A $20 registration fee applies to non-members. Lunch will be provided by mHUB.

Gain info and insight on how to prepare a strong proposal for SBIR grant funds. Awards range from $150K to $1M in capital to explore tech potential, feasibility, or prototype. As long as they meet terms of funding, recipients retain full ownership and IP and do not have to repay funds. Download Workshop Flyer

Agenda topics include:

  • Who is eligible?
  • What makes for a good application?
  • SBIR/STTR, phases, agencies/types
  • Agency specific grant application tips
  • Where to find help and resources
  • Q&A opportunities
  • Option for brief, one-on-one sessions to discuss research or proposal ideas

Questionnaire and Individual Sessions: Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to the mHUB workshop. The questionnaire will also provide a link to schedule individual sessions that begin as early as 1:00pm. Individual sessions are optional, have limited capacity, and are available on a first-scheduled basis.


  • Questions about the workshop content or individual sessions may be directed to Cheri Soliday at
  • Questions about on-site facilities and logistics at mHUB may be directed to Jenna Feldman at

This SBIR workshop is organized by the Illinois University Incubator Network which is led by EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois Research Park. Funding support for this workshop is provided by grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Roland GartonRoland Garton is President & Lead Consultant for Garton Consulting Services, Inc. and He has over three decades of experience with grant development, government contracting, program and project management, training and documentation, and program administration.

Garton has written and advised on scores of SBIR proposals worth several million dollars to 9 of the 11 federal SBIR-granting agencies. He is an SBIR workshop leader and national I-Corps participant, and has managed several projects resulting from successful SBIR proposals. In addition, he has set up bookkeeping and timekeeping systems for many SBIR recipients, prepared invoices and Incurred Cost Proposals, and has helped navigate multiple companies through federal audits, many of them conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).