October 9, Session #1 (10:15 – 11:30)
“Catalyzing the Life Science Innovation Sector: Panel”
A high-level discussion around some of the current needs and opportunities for businesses within the Life Science Innovation space as they grow their ventures. Will look specifically at SBIR, Tech Transfer, Government Funding, Prototype Development, and Market Access.
October 9, Session #2 (1:15 – 2:30)
“Financing Agribusiness & the Local Food System: Panel”
A review of some of the available support resources, funding opportunities, and industry best practices for organizations in the Local Food System to use while looking to grow. Will look especially at support mechanisms for Value-Added Food Products, Natural Products, Small-Scale Farming, and Ranching.
October 9, Session #3 (3:15 – 4:30)
“Funding Tech Ecosystems & Community Infrastructure: Panel”
A detailed review of proven methods for economic development and community leaders to secure the resources needed to advance community infrastructure in order to foster a thriving technology business sector. Will review workforce development, industry grants, broadband, and entrepreneurial engagement.