Responsible for delivering no-cost impact-driven advising and training that result in directly assisting both technology and non-technology based companies and entrepreneurs to succeed in their business growth and commercializing activities.

Position provides in-depth advising assistance to technology and non-technology based businesses, entrepreneurs, and university researchers interested in establishing or expanding their technology commercialization venture, when appropriate.

Specific targeted industries include aerospace, value-add agriculture, clean energy, information and communication technology, life sciences and global health as well as others as defined by the State Director. Advising clients in the evaluation of new technologies, formation or development of small to medium sized growth based; and providing guidance to obtain complex debt capital and equity investment; SBIR/STTR grant knowledge, application and assisting with the identification and evaluation of business challenges and opportunities.

The position also provides assistance and guidance in developing commercialization plans and operating plans for marketing and manufacturing; management and financial proposals.

The position also requires the development of program operational plans designed to attract growth and development technology and growth oriented clients; coordinating marketing efforts to enhance awareness of and access to WSBDC and partner programs; and performing research; data compilation and budget analysis for use in managerial decision making and new project considerations.

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About Washington State Small Business Development Center

The Washington SBDC is a public service organization funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington State University and other Washington institutions of higher education, economic development organizations, and other public and private funding partners. Its network of business advisors, trainers, and support staff have been helping Washington business owners who want to start, grow or transition a business since 1980. We provide in-depth, confidential, no cost customized one-on-one business advising, business training and advisor assisted market intelligence research to help small business achieve their full potential.