Thursday, July 29, 2010

TRDA Offers SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop inOrlando

TRDA Offers SBIR/STTR Proposal
Preparation Workshop in Orlando
August 5, 2010

Date: August 5, 2010
Time: 8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Location: Disney Entrepreneur Center
315 East Robinson Street, Ste 100
Orlando, FL 32801
Cost: $49
(includes a box lunch)

Register and Pay online at

For more information contact Bonnie O'Regan or call 321.872.1050 X107

Sharon Ballard - Trainer/Facilitator

Sharon Ballard is the former President/CEO and one of three founders of Reticular Systems, Inc., a California corporation. Under her leadership, Reticular Systems won more than 30 SBIR awards (Phase I, Phase II and Phase III commercialization efforts). The company spun out new start-up corporations that were quickly purchased by venture-backed companies. Reticular Systems' core products have been sold to thousands of customers globally.

Ballard was also Director of Business Development for Titan Corporation and responsible for marketing and sales of advanced satellite communications systems such as Mini-DAMA, a $350 million award for UHF satellite communications systems. She served as Business Development Manager with Motorola, responsible for technology and systems sales for the satellite communications business unit.

She is now Founder, CEO and President of Enable Ventures, Inc. and has been a consultant with Arizona State University and the Arizona Department of Commerce since 2002.

She is a frequent judge for collegiate annual student business plan competitions, coaches presenters for investment conferences and has assisted scores of clients on SBIR proposals.

Jennifer Van Pelt, NASA Guest Speaker

Jennifer Van Pelt, SBIR Technology Manager at ASRC Aerospace Corporation, will make a presentation on the NASA SBIR/STTR program and be available for questions.

Support for this program is provided by

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Contact Us

Technological Research and Development Authority
1050 West NASA Boulevard Suite 125
Melbourne, Florida 32901

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