SHARPhub Resource Navigator

The Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership (SHARPhub) is an NIH funded initiative that establishes entrepreneurial infrastructure in the Central Region of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota to enable more translation of NIH funded research.  The SHARPhub Resource Navigator is an online platform network that links life science entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers to local, regional, and state services to help entrepreneurs find the resources they need to be successful.
 
We invite you to fill out the form below to include your organization in this searchable platform.

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SHARPHub is lead by BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting (BBCetc) and the University of Kansas in partnership with the University of Oklahoma, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of South Dakota, and the University of North Dakota.
 
Questions? Contact Marisol Rodriguez at marisol@bbcetc.com or (734) 930-9741.

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Overview

Some organizations Support all types of entrepreneurs and business owners, others Specialize in serving only specific sub-groups. In each category below, please check the types of clients which you provide direct technical services for. Please mark all that apply, see below for an example.

Example
Support Specialize  
Your organization provides this option
Your organization specializes in providing this option
Your organization does not provide this option
Select the stages of business your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Inception / Idea
Proof of Concept / Prototype
Market Intro
Growth / Expansion
Merger and Acquisition
What is your primary stage of business served? Useful for publication purposes (example).
Select the life science industries your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Agrotechnology
Animal Science
Biochemistry
Biodynamics
Bio-engineering
Bioinformatics and biocomputing
Biology
Biomaterials
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Systems
Biomonitoring
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Cell Biology / Cell Culture
Contract Manufacturing Organization
Contract Research Organization
Diagnostics
Drug Delivery
Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
Ecology
Environmental Sciences
Food Sciences
Genetics and Genomics
Healthcare
Healthcare and Life Science IT (Health IT)
Immunotherapy
Medical Device
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Nanotechnology
Neuroscience
Pharmacogenetics
Pharmacology
Plant Science
Proteome and Proteomics
Sequencing
Smart BioPolymers
Sports Medicine
Tissue Engineering
Vaccine Development
Does your organization specialize in serving one or more of the following audiences?
Specialize 
African American
Asian
Hispanic
Immigrant
LGBTQ
Native American
Other
Veteran
Woman
Select the types of business your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Innovation-led
Preclinical
Clinical Trials Initiated
Second Stage
What is your primary type of business served? Useful for publication purposes (example).

Services You Offer

This section will match prospective clients with the services you offer. The services indicated will determine what assistance clients are contacting your organization for assistance with. Please use the list below and indicate ONLY those services that you directly provide, as opposed to services for which you would know where to refer the client. This will save entrepreneurs time and your organizations frustration. Please indicate a specialty area if one applies.

Accelerators and Incubators

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Health Tech Accelerator
Incubator
University Affiliated Incubator
University Affiliated Wet Lab Incubator
Wet Lab Incubator

Business Planning

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Plan Consulting
Business Succession Planning
Customer Discovery
Diversification
Entrepreneur in Residence
Feasibility Studies
Business Formation
Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
Market Plan Development
Market Research
Pitch Development
Product Development
Service Business Planning
University Business Schools Assistance Programs

Buying or Selling a Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
Tax Assistance
Valuation

Contracting with the Government and Large Corporations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bid Matching and Preparation
Broad Agency Announcements
Budget Preparation
Government and Military Specifications
HUBZone Certification
Obtaining Certification
Obtaining Corporate Contracts
Obtaining Government Contracts
Registration Assistance
SBIR/STTR Contracts
Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
Subcontracting Opportunities

Economic and Site Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Economic Forecast
Environmental Compliance
Lease Review
Opportunity Zones
Revitalization
Site Location Assistance
Tax Credits
Watershed Planning

Events and Community Building

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
Pitch Events
Startup Drinks
Startup Focused Networking Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Angel Investment
Angel Tax Credits
Bonding
Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
Crowdfunding
Debt Funding
Financial Modeling
Insurance Requirements
Loans
Matching Funds
Microloans
Nondilutive Grant Funding
Opportunity Zones
Payroll
Real Estate Finance
Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
SBIR/STTR Grant Assistance
State Funding
Technology Grants
Trade Show Financial Assistance
Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Apprenticeship
Employee Development
Entrepreneur in Residence
Hiring and Firing
Insurance
Internship Programs and Co-ops
Policies and Templates
Recruiting
Retention
Workforce Incentives
Workforce Training

Intellectual Property Protection

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Filing Patent Applications
Foreign Filings
Freedom to Operate
IP Portfolio Strategy
Trademark and Copyright Information

Internship Programs and Student Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Internship Program
Student Marketing Projects
Student Placement
Student Research Projects
Student Training
Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Confidential Disclosure Agreement
Contract Review
Employee Relations
Environmental Compliance
Forming a Business
Interinstitutional Agreement
Labor Relations
Lease Review
Licensing of Intellectual Property
Material Transfer Agreement
Operating Agreement
Option Agreement
Patent Seminars
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
Subcontract Agreement
Sublicense Agreement

Management Issues

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Human Resources
Insurance Requirements
Leadership/Professional Development
Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
3D Printing
App Development
Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
Business Management
Distribution
Fabrication
Full Scale Manufacturing
GLP / GMP
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
Industrial Technology Research
ISO Quality Management
Manufacturing Development
Pollution Prevention
Project Management
Quality Control
Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
Science/Bioscience Seminars
Software
Workforce Development

Marketing and Sales

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Award Recognition
Branding
Call Center Services
Competitive Analysis
Demographics/Census Data
E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Feasibility Studies
Graphic Design
Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
Market Plan Development and Training
Market Research
Student Marketing Projects
Website Development

Mentoring

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Entrepreneur in Residence
Formal Mentoring Programs
One-on-One Counseling
Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Biotech Specific
Demographically Based
General
Geographically Based
Startup Focused Networking Events
University Entrepreneurship Networking Events

Operations and Logistics

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Blood Borne Pathogens
Freight and Distribution
GLP / GMP
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
HIPPA Compliance
Human / Animal Use Training
Pollution Prevention
Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
HIPPA Compliance
Patent Strategy
Preclinical Animal Testing
Pre-IND / IND Meetings with FDA
Product Assembly and Packaging
Product Design and Development
Prototype Development
R&D Support
Regulatory Pathway Consulting

Public Policy and Government Relations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
African-American Business
City Business Issues
Hispanic Business
LGBTQ Business Issues
Native-American Business
Small Business Policy
State Business Issues
Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Animal Use IACUC
Bonding
Certification
Codes
EPA Compliance
FDA Compliance
Government Requirements (state, county, city)
Human Clinical Trials
Insurance Requirements
International Regulatory Compliance
IRB Approval
USDA Compliance

Space

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Commercial Kitchen Facilities
Conference/Meeting and Event Space
Coworking
Lease Review Assistance
Makerspace / Hackerspace
Office Space
Opportunity Zones
Site Location Assistance
Wet Lab

Starting a Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Building a Team
Business Research Resources
Customer Discovery
Feasibility Studies
Forming a Business
Licensing from a University
Registration, Licenses and Permits
Site Location
Startup Business Counseling
Startup Classes

Tax Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
State and Federal Tax Training
State Tax Credit Information
Tax Credits
Tax Preparation Assistance
Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
Commercialization
Contracting / Subcontracting to the University
Industrial Technology Research
Technology Transfer
University Core Laboratories
Virtual Consulting and Online Services
Website Development

Training

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
Business Management Training
Business Plan Training and Assistance
E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
Home-Based Business Training
Human Resources Training
I-Corps
Intellectual Property
International Trade Education and Training
Marketing Plan Training
Online Courses and Videos
SBIR/STTR Training
Startup Classes
Tax Preparation Training
Do you provide services ONLY to clients who currently live in a specific city, county or state? If so, please list.