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Mayo Clinic Innovation Exchange Event
Overview of U.S. Government SBIR and STTR Funding Programs
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. These programs allow U.S.-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization.

Attend this event for an overview and critical differences of the programs, grant writing resources, preparation tips, and steps to create a quality proposal.

Apr 4, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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This event is open to Exchange members and Mayo employees, students and residents. Mayo employees should register using their Mayo email address. 


Kevin Kallmes
CEO of Nested Knowledge; Director of Superior Medical Experts; Director of Piraeus Medical
Kevin Kallmes is a serial entrepreneur and medical researcher, with experience leading medical device, software, and consulting companies. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Nested Knowledge, a medical data software company. Previously, Kevin founded Superior Medical Experts, a clinical trial/regulatory/biostatistics consultancy, and served as CEO of Marblehead Medical, a stroke catheter company, until its exit to Medtronic in 2021. Kevin has over $5M in funded NIH grants as well as 40+ publications on research methods, stroke treatments, and COVID-19. Kevin obtained his JD/MA in Bioethics and Science Policy from Duke University Law School, and interned in biopharma transactions at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Ashley Mooneyham, PhD
President and Director of Grants @Superior Medical Experts
Dr. Ashley Mooneyham is President and Director of Grants at Superior Medical Experts, a medical writing and research support company providing services to clients in academia, entrepreneurship, and industry. As Director of Grants, she has helped small businesses in the healthcare innovation space secure over $20 million in non-dilutive seed funding through the SBIR/STTR grant program. Superior Medical Experts provides comprehensive grant assistance that spans company registrations, grant strategy consulting, full research and compliance drafting, and submission in as little as 12 weeks. Ashley obtained her PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology from the University of Minnesota and holds authorship on 11 peer-reviewed publications.