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America’s Seed Fund – Expert Mentoring

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm HST


Now that you have learned about SBIR/STTR, and which agencies might fund your innovation, what is your next step? What should you do now to set yourself up for success, and where do you want to be six months from now to capture applicable opportunities? If you already participate in America’s Seed Fund, what other federal government opportunities should you take advantage of.

To help you navigate your individual pathway and verify that SBIR/STTR funding might be right for your small business, we will be hosting one-on-one sessions throughout the day with Subject Matter Experts. These sessions will be 30-minutes long, and there will be multiple experts on hand that can help you navigate this process and learn more about the available resources to help you take that first step on your funding pathway. You can also discuss proposal development issues if you have ever applied for these opportunities, market identification needs, or other SBIR/STTR relevant topics.

Space is limited for these sessions, so sign up for a slot today!

Meet the Experts:

Del Mackey

Del Mackey is the founder of Peak Innovations Group LLC, dedicated towards helping organizations find their commercial pathway. Del has over a decade of experience in the SBIR/STTR programs, where he worked both as part of a small business seeking funding and in another capacity as part of an SBA funding program helping hundreds of businesses go after these opportunities. Del brings this expertise to bear at Peak, focusing on proposal creation support, market exploration and reporting, and funding opportunity matching. Del has a BIS from National University and an MBA from New Mexico State University.

Steve Brennan

Steve Brennan has more than 20 years of experience in Hawaii’s high-tech industry. At Hawaii’s Adtech Inc, which was acquired by Spirent Communications, Steve helped lead the launch of groundbreaking internet test systems supporting emerging telecommunications networking and wireless standards. Steve then served as Information Services Officer on the staff of the Governor of Hawaii. As a consultant to and founder of start-up firms that pioneered the development of wireless mesh networks and cognitive networking technology, Steve helped secure funding from DARPA, the US Army, the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy and venture investors. Steve has been the business lead or principal investigator for numerous Small Business Innovation Research Phase I, II and III projects.


Entrepreneurs Sandbox
643 Ilalo St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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(808) 784-4061
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