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TRAIN THE TRAINER REACHES MAX CAPACITY – BE SURE TO SIGN UP EARLY FOR NEXT SESSION!

 

ROCHESTER, NY (January 9, 2019) – In an effort to help state service providers prepare to assist small businesses applying for funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, Dr. Jenny Servo, a contractor through the Small Business Administration has just started her fifth Train the Trainer course. The series, titled “Helping Potential SBIR/STTR Applicants” is already full, but will be offered again in March.

The next course, which begins March 4th, is now open for registration. This 10-lesson, 8-week course will help service providers feel more confident in the guidance they provide to high tech small businesses. Participants can expect to spend 2.5-3 hours per week on the studies and once completed, will receive a certificate from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Visit www.dawnbreaker.com/ttt/ to learn more and be one of the early applicants for this series.

“Train the Trainer is free to applicants, and funded entirely by SBA,” explains Dr. Jenny C. Servo, President of Dawnbreaker. “We find it helps to better equip small business development centers, PTACs, and other service providers who want to learn more about the SBIR/STTR program. Train the Trainer is meant to be complementary to services already provided.”

Individual lessons broach a variety of topics including contracts vs. grants, indirect rates, finding the right SBIR/STTR topic, proposal preparation best practices, and whether the programs are the right fit for a particular company.

To learn more, visit www.dawnbreaker.com/ttt/.


 

ROCHESTER, NY (NOVEMBER 6, 2018) – THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S PHASE 0 SBIR/STTR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS BACK AND OPEN TO ALL FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS!

 

The Department of Energy (DOE) is proud to re-launch its Phase 0 SBIR/STTR assistance program for the FY19 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The overall goal of the DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program is to increase the number of responsive, high quality proposals submitted to the DOE from all first-time DOE SBIR/STTR applicants.

“We are excited to once again kick off the DOE Phase 0 Program and help these small businesses maximize their chances of securing federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs,” says Christopher O’Gwin, Outreach Program Manager of the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office. “By opening the program to all eligible first-time small business applicants, we are pleased to be able to offer these services to a larger number of people and technologies.”

The Phase 0 program is administered by Dawnbreaker. Business Coaches will work one on one with companies who have a technology related to a DOE need and help them to prepare a compelling SBIR/STTR proposal.

Participant services are tailored based on need and include:

  • Letter of Intent writing assistance,
  • Phase I Proposal Preparation, Review and Registration,
  • Market Research Assistance, and
  • Small Business Development Training, and Mentoring, among others.

DOE’s Phase 0 services are free to participants and designed to be complementary to state assistance and may be used in tandem with services provided by professional organizations, SBDCs, universities, incubators, and other state organizations.

Please visit http://www.dawnbreaker.com/doephase0/ to review the full list of eligibility requirements and to apply for Phase 0 services. The official Funding Opportunity Announcement will be released on Monday, November 26th, however you may view the full list of topics at: https://science.energy.gov/~/media/sbir/pdf/TechnicalTopics/FY2019_Phase_I_Release_2_Topics.pdf.


 

ROCHESTER, NY (AUGUST 1, 2018) – DAWNBREAKER WINS FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO SUPPORT RESEARCH & EVALUATION ACTIVITIES

Dawnbreaker, Inc. has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract to support the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office, which is responsible for carrying out research and evaluation activities for all of the DOL’s agencies including the Employment and Training Administration (ETA); Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the Women’s Bureau (WB) and many others. This is a five-year contract which draws upon the extensive expertise of Dawnbreaker’s highly skilled Market Research team, principal investigators and analysts. “Dawnbreaker is excited to support the Department of Labor in this important initiative,” says Dr. Jenny C. Servo, President of Dawnbreaker. “DOL’s use of evidence-based policymaking holds the promise of improving the effectiveness of government by using data to demonstrate what works and what doesn’t work. We’re proud to be a part of that.” Under the contract, Dawnbreaker will develop and provide deliverables related to evidence-based policymaking, which will give meaningful insight to policymakers at the federal, state and local levels regarding program effectiveness. Activities include policy and program assessments and analysis, evaluation design studies, data collection and analysis, and technical assistance, to name a few. Dawnbreaker will team with two subcontractors Grunwald Associates and Icumetrics to deliver these services to the Department of Labor.


 

ROCHESTER, NY (APRIL 24, 2018) – DAWNBREAKER’S DEFENSE PORTAL IS ALL NEW!

One of Dawnbreaker’s most popular and largely viewed resources, the Defense Portal, has recently been updated. Also referred to as the Phase III Transition Portal, this resource is designed to provide information of value to those seeking Phase III funding from the Department of the Navy. In this portal, we focus on a limited domain of topics which frequently arise in discussions regarding transition to Phase III. Whether you want to educate yourself on the lengthy list of acquisition programs with the DoD, or polish up on SBIR data rights issues, Dawnbreaker’s Defense Portal is your one-stop resource for everything Phase III. We hope you enjoy the new content! View the Defense Portal now at: www.dawnbreaker.com/portals/phase3/

To learn more about the DOE Phase 0 program , view the eligibility criteria.

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