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2019 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference Agenda
Monday, October 28
Registration, Exhibit Set Up, and Pre-Conference Meetings
|9:00||Conference Workshop A: USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Development Funding Programs presented by Lisa Sharp, Director of Business and Cooperative Programs|
|9:00||Conference Workshop B: SBIR/STTR - How can this Program Jumpstart Your Business|
|11:00||Welcome to the Conference Luncheon - keynote speaker|
Meet and Greet – Eight-Minute One-on-One Conversations to: Launch a Company, Fund a Project, Find a Partner, Share Your Wild Idea, Ask a Question, or to Make Good Things Happen!
|1:30||Pitch Session 1*|
Pitch Session 2*
Link-Up and Learn! Conference Reception - Exhibits, Demos, and Posters on topics such as:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
|9:00||Welcome and Pitch Session 3*|
|11:00||Pitch Session 4*|
|1:30||Finalist Pitch Session***|
|3:15||Recognition of Awardees and Closing Remarks|
*Pitch Session Format
Each pitch session will have up to five pitches by start-up companies and commercializable projects
18 minutes for each pitch/Q&A, including 2 minutes for judges’ scoring and comments
Part 1 of pitch – 8 minutes – uninterrupted
Part 2 of pitch - 8 minutes - interactive Q&A with pitch session judges
2 minutes - Judges write scores and comments on pitch; next presenter comes forward
Judges convene immediately after their pitch session is completed to nominate up to three start-up company finalists.
**Exhibitor Pitch: 4-minute pitch - no Q&A.
***Finalists Pitch Session Format:
Four to 12 finalists. Each finalist makes a two-minute pitch – no Power Point Slides or follow-up Q&A!
Judges for the Finalists Pitch Session convene privately to nominate top five presenters/companies for consideration of monetary and TA awards.