Past Meetings

Grants and New Capital for Technology Startups

2/15/13  Back

Our focus this month was on grants and new capital available for healthcare technology startup companies, and strategies for obtaining these types of funding.  The market has changed significantly for the better along with the rest of the economy, so funding is more readily available to those who know where and how to find it.  We had three speakers, as well as a number of other commentators from our membership to discuss this subject. Lenard Marcus of Edison Venture Funds in McLean discussed their criteria for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities.  Robert Brooke from CIT discussed SBIR and other grant programs, as well as funds available from state and federal sources.  And Barry Michael from Biomedical Commercialization LLC discussed the JOBS Act and the new opportunities it creates, along with crowd funding, general advertising and company positioning.