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Eighteen Ventures offers free informative monthly Skype presentations on starting and growing profitable small health technology companies.

The 60-minute interactive sessions are designed to support health technology entrepreneurs’ efforts to:

  1. Build and launch successful small businesses,
  2. Obtain public capital (i.e. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) seed grants), and
  3. Obtain private sector investment capital (i.e. Health System Venture and Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital funds.)

Acquiring Big Pharma Venture Capital For Your Digital Health Concept

Over the past five years, major pharmaceutical corporations, through their separate venture capital investment organizations, have increasingly invested in small digital health development companies.  Major pharmaceutical corporations, in fact, are actively using their tremendous wealth to invest in start ups and small emerging firms producing innovative technologies for the healthcare market. The corporations, moreover, are stepping out of their traditional roles as drug makers and acting as a serious alternative funder for aspiring health technology developers.

This Skype presentation offers you an opportunity to learn how your start up or small emerging firm can acquire private investment capital from pharmaceutical, aka Big Pharma, venture funds to produce an innovative, problem-solving digital health technology solution.  In particular, you will learn, among other things, the following:

       * What type of digital health projects are funded by pharmaceutical venture funds.

       * What business development stages are funded by pharmaceutical venture funds.

       * What funding amounts the pharmaceutical venture funds offer.

       * The names of the most active pharmaceutical venture funds investing digital health technologies.

       * How to position your company to acquire capital investment from the pharmaceutical venture funds.

This session is based on Eighteen Ventures' upcoming information brief: Acquiring Pharma Venture Capital For Your Digital Health Concept

Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).  NOTE: Participants will be able to connect into the event at 10:40 AM. 

Registration Deadline: 8:00 PM ET on Monday, 22nd July , 2019. No registrations will be accept after this deadline.

Registration Process: Please complete and submit the Registration form below.  Your registration will be confirmed with an e-mail from Eighteen Ventures. 

Cost: Free

Who Benefits Most From Attending:  Entrepreneurs, CEOs, start up and small emerging firms owners, National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I & II award winner.

 About the Presenter: Darrell Williams is an experienced small business development consultant who has been involved in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program since 1999. Darrell is the Founder, President and CEO of Eighteen Ventures, and has authored numerous publications about SBIR funding; as well as Venture Capitalists, Business Angels, and Corporate Venture Capitalists.

Contact: Mr. Darrell Williams, Darrell@eighteenventures.com or (305) 322-2443.



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How To Win National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funding

On Wednesday, August 21st, Eighteen Ventures will present a special presentaton on preparing a winning National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I proposal. Specifically, the presentation is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs and small emering small technology firm ensure they use the proper approach, information and resources in order to prepare an effective, responsive proposal.  The presentation event will focus on helping applicants submit their completed proposals before the NSF SBIR Thursday, December 12th, 2019 submission deadline.

The session will cover:

        (1) NSF SBIR Program Overview

        (2) How To Prepare An Effective Accepted NSF SBIR Project Pitch

        (3) How To Use A Business Plan or Business Model To Prepare A NSF SBIR Phase I Proposal.

Date: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).  NOTE: Participants will be able to connect into the event at 10:40 AM EST.

Registration Deadline: 8:00 PM ET on Monday, August 19th, 2019. No registrations will be accept after this deadline.

Registration Process: Please complete and submit the Registration form below.  Your registration will be confirmed with an e-mail from Eighteen Ventures. 

Cost: Free

Who Benefits Most From Attending:  Entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small emerging firms seeking seed capital to fund the development of innovative health technology concept or medical device.

About the Presenter: Darrell Williams is an experienced small business development consultant who has been involved in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program since 1999. Darrell is the Founder, President and CEO of Eighteen Ventures, and has authored numerous publications about SBIR funding; as well as Venture Capitalists, Business Angels, and Corporate Venture Capitalists.

Contact Mr. Darrell Williams, Darrell@eighteenventures.com, if you have any questions about this upcoming free event.