In keeping with the theme of this year’s GWIS conference of exploring all opportunities for Graduate Women In Science, we are offering a Pre-conference event introducing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These program are mandated by Congress and reserve 3.2% of federal research dollars for small businesses. Eleven federal agencies conduct calls for proposals each year and award over $2.5 B to transform scientific discovery to the commercial sector. The programs fund startups and small businesses to undertake cutting-edge, high-quality scientific research and development. Whether you work for a small business now or are considering starting or joining a small science-bases business, this is an opportunity you should explore. What a skill set to add to a resume.