To promote entrepreneurial engagement and education ASCEND will host a number of entrepreneurial events and promote other events of interest. 

Arrowhead Center SBIR Accelerator (ASCA) Cohort

Applications due May 18, 2020

Arrowhead Center’s NM FAST program and the ASCEND Hub invite you to apply to the 2020 Arrowhead Center SBIR Accelerator (ACSA), designed to help you identify and apply for an NIH SBIR/STTR grant for the September 2020 deadline. Throughout the 12-week program, you will receive guidance on areas such as selecting the most relevant topic area, preparing an accurate budget, navigating the forms required for submission, and creating a complete proposal package. Each week focuses on a different aspect of proposal preparation and creation, with the end-goal of submitting a complete proposal package prior to the September 2020 deadline. 

Applications due May 18, 2020

Cohort meets weekly: June 22 to September 4, 2020

Apply here: or contact Dana Catron for more information.


BIO International Convention is Going Virtual 

For 2020, the BIO International Convention will transition to a new, virtual event format, BIO Digital. This virtual gathering of the global biotech industry will take place June 8-12 and deliver a critical business development, educational and networking experience for all attendees. 

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