Grants are an effective way to grow your business without giving up equity; however, competition for those dollars is fierce. Most businesses miss the mark submitting proposals for grants that aren’t the right fit or by not communicating clearly how they satisfy the agency’s interests. It’s pointless to aim a good proposal at an organization that doesn’t care about the problems you want to solve. The key to success is finding a funding source whose needs align with your capabilities.
This workshop teaches how to identify organizations that WANT to give you money out of the thousands of grants that are available so that you can prioritize and focus your efforts on those with the highest return.
The workshop is relevant to ANY organization in ANY field or industry.
This is a virtual workshop. The recording will be made available after the event to all registrants.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Damon Diehl is a graduate of the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics. His early career was in the startup world, where he used DoD SBIR grants as a springboard for technology and product development. He briefly ran his own grant-writing business before moving into a broader career as a technical writer. He was hired by Luminate to help teams develop more compelling investment pitches, and he joined the staff as the Technology Program Manager in 2019. Damon now leverages his years of experience in the optics industry to help Luminate startups develop their technologies and connect them with resources for design, assembly, and manufacturing. In 2010 he began developing the workshop “Grant Writing from the Ground Up” for the SPIE engineering society, and in 2021 he expanded the workshop into a book that is published by SPIE Press.
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