Exploring the SBIR/STTR Program

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The SBIR/STTR programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the US. Known as "America's Seed Fund," the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the U.S. The program […]

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49 Fridays: Founder of Deep Word Synthetic Video

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Deep Word allows you to create fully synthetic video in minutes. No more expensive production teams or equipment. And no more time-consuming video shoots. All you need is a short clip of your desired actor and the audio you want them to say. (Click on the image to see the demo.) Today, modern research into computer vision […]

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Building a Strong Board of Advisors

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A board of advisors can provide more than just fundraising opportunities. It can enhance your startup growth and overall management. Join Elevate Ventures and Velocities for Building A Strong Board of Advisors, a 101 overivew for your startup or business. Learn how to structure and get the most out of your meetings, explore what purposes a BOA can serve, […]

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Pitch Velocities: December

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Pitch Velocities is a monthly, informal pitch competition startups participate in to practice, receive feedback and have fun ~Pitch Velocities is not used to solicit an investment from the judges, participants or audience. It is simply for startups who want to practice in front of others and hear constructive criticism on their product or pitch.~ […]

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar with Blue & Co.

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Join us for a discussion of current developments with Paycheck Protection Program  loans, presented by Sara Jacobi, Director with Blue & Co. Discussion topics will include forgiveness applications, tax treatment of expenses paid with the loan, and other relevant topics related to PPP loans. Sara Jacobi  has more than 22 years of experience in public […]

Cybersecurity Basics for Businesses From WestGate Academy

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This webinar will provide an overview of cybersecurity best practices/precautions/safety measures to minimize risks within your business. About this Event Overview: Cybersecurity basics for businesses (overview of cybersecurity risks & threats, best practices/precautions/safety measures to minimize risks, role of providers & higher ed in protecting data and networks, privacy issues, resources for businesses. Audience: Businesses […]

Pitch Velocities January

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Pitch Velocities is a monthly, informal pitch competition startups participate in to practice, receive feedback and have fun ~Pitch Velocities is not used to solicit an investment from the judges, participants or audience. It is simply for startups who want to practice in front of others and hear constructive criticism on their product or pitch.~ […]

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Exploring the SBIR/STTR Program

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The SBIR/STTR programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to stimulate technological innovation by small businesses in the US. About this Event Exploring the SBIR/STTR Program for Early Stage Financing Known as "America's Seed Fund," the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs provide competitive access to R&D funds to […]

Girls who Code: Disrupting tech’s growing gender gap

The global pandemic and remote learning have exacerbated the gender inequalities that Girls Who Code is dedicated to fighting. In 2020, women left the workforce at 4x the rate of men and the tech industry saw an exodus of women in senior leadership. Hear how Reshma Saujani and Girls Who Code are improving access to […]

Needs and Leads

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Elevate Ventures and Velocities invite you to join us for a virtual Needs and Leads event supporting local entrepreneurs and startups! This is not a solicit for funding or investment, nor is it a pitch event. This event relies on engagement - and it has limited space. Please register only if you plan on being an active participant. […]

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Elevate Nexus Applications Due:

Applications for the next Origins cohort are due by January 29, 2021. Elevate Origins Pre-Seed and Seed Programs provide virtual group learning, one-on-one coaching and live pitch practice to startups. The Elevate Origins Pre-Seed Program is specifically for startups that have not yet generated revenue. Aspiring entrepreneurs who may not have a business idea yet, […]

February Ecosystem Happy Hour

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Elevate Ventures and Velocities are hosting a February Virtual Ecosystem Happy Hour. Join us for an evening of networking with local and regional resources that can assist your company, and learn more about Elevate Ventures’ funding opportunities. To truly make this a social, we'll also be purchasing each attendee one pack of beverages for you to pick […]

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