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04/15/2005 - Terabyte Tidbits

An Introduction to Federal Research Funding Awards
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
8:30 am to Noon; 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
SIRTI, 665 N Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, Washington 99202
Did you know the federal government awards smaller companies billions in R&D funding each year? These two comprehensive hands-on sessions will cover the essentials of evaluating a range of federal R&D grants for your company. Learn about preparing and pursuing a government research award as well as dedicated funding streams for small businesses and energy-related companies.

Morning Program: Tapping into Government Funds for Energy Technology Projects 8:30am –noon Speakers: Representatives from Dept of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Jeff Morris, (NWETC), and Tab Wilkins (WTC)

Afternoon Program: SBIR 101 - An Introduction to Federal Research Awards, 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Speakers: Tab Wilkins (WTC) and Jean Montano (SIRTI). Basics to be covered include: * Federal R&D Funding, is it Right for Me? Eligibility and Strategic Perspectives. * Where do I Start? Finding the Agency That's Right for You, * Follow Federal Funding Trends for Energy Projects and Match them with Your Company's Research.

Registration deadline: April 18. Costs: $75.00 -- Registration for both workshops, $45.00 -- Registration for "Tapping into Government Funds for Energy Technology Projects" - 8:30am – noon.
$45.00 Registration for "SBIR 101 - An Introduction to Federal Research Awards" - 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
$10.00 Boxed lunch option
Additional information and Link to online registration:

Technet Speaker Series/Dinner features Tom Turner, CEO and President, Itronix
April 21, 2005. Spokane Athletic Club (Georgian Ballroom), 1002 W Riverside Ave Spokane, WA 99201-1104, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Social Hour); 6:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner/Networking. $30 for RSVP Members and students (scholarships available) $40 for non-members, $40 at the door. To RSVP, visit or call 509-242-TECH (8324). Auction: One Itronix Tablet laptop, Value $3000.

Small Business Month – May 2005
Fifth Annual Program Celebrates Regional Businesses. "Small Business Month 2005 - Working Together for Small Business" focuses on helping small businesses thrive. Small business owners can elect to participate in many events designed to educate, celebrate or make important connections to boost their business. The fifth annual Small Business Month demonstrates that when civic-minded organizations and agencies combine forces, entrepreneurs win. Numerous organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho are working together to provide activities and opportunities beneficial to small businesses. There is something for everyone - forums for retailers, restaurateurs, manufacturers and more. Also featured are numerous award venues highlighting small business success.

Visit the Small Business Month Web site at to find listings of available workshops, seminars and events. Inland Northwest callers may also inquire about Small Business Month by calling 509-353-2800 or 509-353-2811 in Spokane, calling 509-736-0510 in the Tri-Cities, or calling toll free at 800-356-1007.

Spokane SBA Announces Local Award Winners
As part of the fifth annual Small Business Month celebration in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Branch Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will honor our local award winners.
Washington State Family-Owned Small Business of the Year: Linda Burgin - Chipman Moving & Storage, Spokane WA.
2005 Spokane SBA Area Small Business Person of the Year Award: Julie Prafke - Humanix, Spokane WA

2005 Celebration of Entrepreneurship
May 3, 2005 The EWU College of Business & Public Administration and the EWU Center for Entrepreneurial Activities recognizes their 2005 Entrepreneur of the year, Tom Thompson at breakfast on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. You are invited to join Tom as he shares his entrepreneurial experiences. The breakfast will be at the Red Lion Inn at the Park in the Riverfront Ballroom from 7:30 to 9:00 am. The cost of the breakfast will be $25 per person. Sponsored tables are $200.00 each and will include named recognition, signage and reserved seating for 6 guests. Please make your reservations by April 26th. For more information, call Sharlene Bozanich at 509-358-2242 or fax 509-358-2238.

WTC Microfabrication Laboratory Presents: 10th Anniversary Symposium
May 19, 2005
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration & Sessions: HUB Auditorium, UW Campus, Seattle, WA
Lab Tours & Reception: Washington Technology Center, Fluke Hall, UW Campus, Seattle, WA For the past 10 years, Washington Technology Center has been home to the Pacific Northwest’s only public Microfabrication Laboratory which provides hands on R&D and training support to entrepreneurs, university researchers, and industry.
To register, please download the 10th Anniversary Registration Form and fax it to 206-543-3059. For more information or to sponsor this event, please contact Angie Santo at 206-616-4187 or email

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