Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

ATDC Lunch & Learn: Basics of SBIR/STTR Funding

 

Augusta University’s Office of Innovation Commercialization and theClubhou.se are welcoming back Connie Casteel from ATDC on September 25th for a Lunch and Learn presentation on the basics of SBIR/STTR funding.  The Lunch and Learn presentation will be from 12-1pm and Connie will be meeting for one-on-one office hours from 1-4pm.  Individuals should contact her directly to reserve a time slot at Connie@atdc.org.   

*Registration information will be shared with our event partners, ATDC and Augusta University’s Office of Innovation Commercialization.

Presentation Abstract:

Need funding to advance your research from lab to product?  The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs provide funding to transform basic research into market-ready products; it helps ready your innovations for commercialization.

Not sure if SBIR/STTR is appropriate for you or your company? The “What is SBIR?” Info Session is designed for those that know little or nothing about SBIR or STTR.  Come to this overview to learn about the programs and see how it might be helpful for your research. This session will be a starting point for anyone considering SBIR/STTR funding.

 

Connie’s Bio:

Connie Casteel helps ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center) clients around the state understand and secure federal funding from the federal Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs – highly competitive research awards up to $1.5 million. As an interface with Georgia’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), she also helps connect ATDC startup companies with manufacturing resources. Connie’s background is in proposal development, competitive intelligence, data management, and innovation. Connie began her Georgia Tech career helping to support technology transfer of NASA-developed innovations for three southeastern NASA field centers (Kennedy, Marshall, and Stennis), as well as promoting NASA SBIR/STTR. Prior to her work at Georgia Tech, Connie was employed by TMP’s Executive Search Division and Solvay Pharmaceuticals. Connie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia and her MLIS from the University of South Carolina.

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1 Million Cups Augusta
Oct
2
8:00 AM08:00

1 Million Cups Augusta

theClubhou.se hosts 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs!

Proper Channel [https://www.properchannel.co] and AURA Program [http://auraprogram.com] are presenting this month!


This free, monthly program developed by the Kauffman Foundation helps build startup communities nationwide. Augusta is one of the newest homes of the national program to engage, educate, and connect local entrepreneurs. 1 Million Cups — based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee — is a free monthly gathering that helps to build startup communities on a grassroots level. Entrepreneurs, innovators, funders and other interested community members are invited to attend the first Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9 a.m. at theClubhou.se, located at 1 11th Street (100 Grace Hopper Lane) in downtown Augusta. The program’s model is consistent in each city: One Wednesday a month, two early-stage startups present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisors and other entrepreneurs. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience.

1 Million Cups in Augusta is currently accepting any business less than five years old that wants to present to the audience. Each company will be videotaped and have the opportunity to present at other 1 Million Cups across the country.

Visit: http://www.1millioncups.com/ Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups - a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.

Check out the 1 Million Cups website to learn more about the overall program: http://www.1millioncups.com/about

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Lunch & Learn with SME CPAs: What is accounting anyway?
Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn with SME CPAs: What is accounting anyway?

Every business and every individual needs to have some kind of accounting system in their lives. Otherwise, finances can get away from you, you don’t know what you’ve spent, or whether you can expect a profit or a loss from their business. If you’re smart, staying on top of accounting for your business or for your personal checking account is a necessary activity on a daily basis.

As boring as it sounds, accounting by definition is the language of business. Looking at a set of good financials can tell you almost everything about a business across any industry. It is a vital and critical part of running and operating a successful company, especially for those that are growing.

Our presenter is Brandon Barton, CPA. Brandon is a CPA with a MACC from Kennesaw State University. After interning and working for a year in Atlanta, he is now back in his hometown of Augusta working as a tax staff accountant for SME CPAs. He has been with SME since December 2017.

Lunch is provided!

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Augusta Cloud: Cloud Deployment Types and Services

Join the Cloud folks for another round of data storage in the sky, so to speak.

Our October Meetup will dive into the Cloud Deployment Types and Services with an example of how easy deploying to the cloud can be. Join us for a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of Cloud Deployment types, such as Private, Public, Community, and Hybrid - as well as the Services - such as IaaS, PaaS, serverless, and SaaS. We will demonstrate the ease of deploying a cyber tool to a public cloud.

Our speaker is Kenneth Peeples. He is a Principal Architect/Consultant with a Cyber DoD background at Red Hat/IBM. He has built Infrastructure as Code and applications for different types of clouds for large enterprise customers.

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Augusta Cloud: Getting Started with Azure Cosmos DB

Join the Cloud folks for another round of data storage in the sky, so to speak.

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed database service with turnkey global distribution and transparent multi-master replication, multiple paradigms, and five well-defined consistency choices—all backed by industry-leading comprehensive. We’ll give you a primer on Azure Cosmos DB and all it has to offer, so come learn about these paradigms, and how to use Azure Cosmos DB to solve unique database problems.

Our presenter this month is Blaize Stewart. Blaize is a Microsoft Azure MVP and has been interested in computer software since childhood. He wrote his first program in second grade and built his first LAN in third grade. Blaize's career started in high school where he wrote his first commercial software. Since that time, Blaize has been in many roles with both operations and development, and brings a unique perspective of "having done it all" to projects, whether it be building infrastructure, architecting apps, or getting down in the weeds with wires and code. Blaize loves photography, reading, writing, and cycling, but most he loves his two daughters and wife.

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Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Agile Augusta: Does Your Team Groove? What You Can Learn from a Bass Player!

If your team made music, what would it sound like? Would it be closer to a loud, unrefined, but enthusiastic garage band or a beautiful, precise, well-orchestrated symphony?

Your Agile team has more in common with a band than you may realize. I didn’t initially see the connections, but as I became a better bass player, I became a better Scrum Master and vice versa.

You don’t need to play an instrument or be a great singer to be musical. Longfellow called music the “universal language of mankind” and everyone enjoys music in some shape, form, or fashion.

This session is for anyone who is interested in expanding their connection to music and using that knowledge to create unique connections with colleagues and team members. Please join me and experience how space, dissonance, and groove can be applied to your teams and organizations.

This month's speaker will be David Gentry.

Credits: 1 PDU (PMP and PMI-ACP), 1 SEU

Beverages and light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact David Gentry at davidwgentry@gmail.com

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Study Hall with the Code Boot Camp
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Study Hall with the Code Boot Camp

theClubhou.se is opening up the code boot camp curriculum to the public! Our students are eager to introduce topics on web development.

Created as a space where our students can have an opportunity to build relationships with developers and future developers in the community, this study hall is open to the public. n00bs are encouraged and experts are appreciated!

This month's Study Hall is geared towards those getting started in web-development, with an introduction to text-editors and IDE's. We will also look at how to create HTML and markdown cheatsheets with resources.

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