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Dawnbreaker Unveils its 2020 Updates to the Defense, Energy, Medical and Space Portals

ROCHESTER, NY (November 25, 2020) – How does a great market research team give thanks?… by freely sharing information. Recognized for the hundreds of reports it prepares annually, this proficient and highly skilled team has just completed its 2020 update of Dawnbreaker’s Defense, Energy, Medical and Space portals. Each portal is chocked full of information selected for high tech small businesses seeking information related to Federal initiatives within these sectors. Dawnbreaker’s popular Defense Portal is newly updated and designed to provide information for those seeking Phase III funding from the Department of the Navy. A limited domain of topics which frequently arise when

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Dawnbreaker Expands its Team to Meet Growing Demand

Rochester, NY, November 2020 – Dawnbreaker, Inc. has added three new members to its team. Chris McCray, Karen Mesolella, and Jill Porter joined Dawnbreaker to provide its clients with more top-notch talent to meet the demands of working with over 600 advanced technology companies each year. Chris McCray, MBA brings years of experience in several industries as a U.S. Navy veteran in cryptology, an experienced healthcare clinic manager, an IT entrepreneur, and a small business consultant. Prior to joining Dawnbreaker, McCray leveraged this experience as a Business Consultant at the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of

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Dawnbreaker Expands its Team with New Business Strategist

Rochester, NY (August 22, 2019) – Dawnbreaker, Inc. is proud to welcome Dan Keeley who joins the team as a Business Acceleration Manager bringing with him an extensive background in biomedical engineering, innovation and technology commercialization. Most recently, Dan worked for the University of Rochester at UR Ventures and Nextcorps (formerly High Tech Rochester). In both roles Dan helped professors, medical professionals and entrepreneurs develop strategic plans to commercialize their technologies. Mr. Keeley spent six years at Johnson & Johnson working in new product development and technical project management and has worked on a number of portfolio development projects performing

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Dawnbreaker Adds New Creative Talent

Rochester, NY (August 21, 2019) – Dawnbreaker, Inc. is pleased to welcome a new graphic designer, Holly Reader, to its team. Ms. Reader joins Dawnbreaker with 15 years of experience in Visual Communications as a Graphic Designer, most recently for MacKenzie-Childs, LLC. With a proven ability to translate marketing ideas and design concepts across all organizational levels in print, web and mobile design solutions, Ms. Reader will provide clients with a variety of marketing materials, and is experienced in working on cross-functional teams, or solo to produce effective solutions. “I am excited about my role with Dawnbreaker. I look forward

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Dawnbreaker Unveils All-New Industry Portals Online

ROCHESTER, NY (June 7, 2019) – Following its recent website release, Dawnbreaker has just unveiled three refreshed industry portals, aimed at assisting aspiring small businesses within the SBIR/STTR programs. The Defense, Medical and Space portals are each available at and provide a wealth of resources for high tech small businesses seeking answers to commonly asked questions within these sectors. While the Defense portal is specifically geared toward Department of Navy SBIR-funded companies seeking Phase III transition, the Medical portal is provided as a service to those developing and improving drugs, biologics and medical devices. Meanwhile, the Space portal provides information on

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Dawnbreaker Teams with Chloe Capital; Double Downs on Women-owned Small Businesses

ROCHESTER, NY (April 23, 2019) – Chloe Capital has been on a national mission to discover the best and brightest female entrepreneurs and their innovations. The seed-stage venture capital firm has been holding women-only pitch events in five cities across the United States as part of their Chloe Capital National Tour. Companies are selected based on their online submission and are then chosen to pitch their ventures live. The winner receives an investment from Chloe Capital and the opportunity to pitch to their funding partner, Astia Angels, for a follow-on investment. Ms. Theresa Pipher of Dawnbreaker has been active on

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