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Access to Capital: SBIR Grant Accounting & Management – How to Leverage Your Non-Dilutive Funding

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

CLS’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship team welcomes James Graham and Maileen Flores from RICHTR FINANCIAL STUDIO for an insightful webinar on how to strategically position your company for SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) funding. Through our Access to Capital offering we aim to equip our startup community with practical knowledge to navigate the SBIR landscape effectively.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Budgeting and Project Administration: Learn essential strategies for budgeting your SBIR projects efficiently. James and Maileen will delve into best practices, common pitfalls, and how to optimize your financial planning.

2. Navigating Uncertainties: SBIR grants can be complex. Discover areas of uncertainty that often arise during the process and gain pragmatic insights to overcome them.

3. Leveraging Your SBIR Grant: Understand how to maximize the impact of your SBIR funding. James and Maileen will share actionable guidance to ensure your grant money is put to its best use.

Join us for this engaging webinar as we demystify SBIR funding and empower your company’s growth journey!



Maileen Flores, CPA - Richtr Financial Studio | LinkedIn

Maileen Flores, CPA

Maileen is a Partner with Richtr Financial Studio and is based in San Diego. She is also a CPA in CA & CO. Through her work as a fractional CFO and Accounting expert, she works closely with startup and scaleup Founders to craft financial strategies that accelerate growth and scalability. She has worked in a variety of board roles and is regularly involved as a mentor assisting early stage startups.

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James Graham, CPA

James Graham is a CPA in CO & CA, with a very diverse background assisting hundreds of rapid growth innovation-based businesses – from Start-up to Fortune 500. He has worked in a variety of C-level & board roles – and is also an occasional Angel Investor. James serves on the State of Colorado’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade’s (OEDIT) Advanced Industries Grant Review committees. As a board member of “Pledge 1%” he encourages founders who share a common commitment to their community to give back 1% of their “exit” to a non-profit organization of their choice.


April 17
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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