Project Enginuity: Leveraging SBIR Funding with University Partners to Expand Your Business!

Thursday, July 22, 2021 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (EDT)


Are you a tech entrepreneur looking to secure funding for your innovation that has commercialization potential?

Are you Black, Latinx, or a woman looking for an accelerator to grow and expand your company or business?

If you answered YES, please join our panel of experts sponsored by Chase to unlock how to win SBIR awards. SBIR offers flexible grant funding, commercialization support, and the strongest intellectual property rights for small businesses in the federal government.

In this webinar, learn how to partner with Universities to maximize SBIR Awards.

Our Panelists:

Ashley Hawkes, Small Business Vice President, Military & Veterans Affairs, JPMorgan Chase
James W. Lillard, JR., Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean, Research, Innovation, and Commercialization | Bioentrepreneur, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow 
Elliot Reed, Executive Director, Institue for Innovation, Commercialization & Economic Development, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

National Accelerator: Applications Open July 19th! 

PROJECT ENGINUITY - an initiative designed to accelerate and empower Black, Latinx, and women innovators led by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Partnership (DACC MBP) in Collaboration with the Entrepreneurs' Center (EC) and support from Chase.

Visit to learn more.

Supported by:  

In partnership with Entrepreneurs' Center.


This event is complimentary. Registration is required.

Event Contact
Belinda Matthews-Stenson
Thursday, July 22, 2021 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (EDT)
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