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Webinar: Raising Capital Through Government Contracting

June 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Government contracting is an alternate source of non-dilutive financing for organizations. This Webinar, taking place from the comfort of your office on Wednesday, June 29, at 10 a.m., will provide an understanding of government contracting to help you determine if this is a feasible approach for advancing your emerging technologies and innovation.

Our expert presenters will discuss:

  • Benefits and risks of government contracting
  • Mechanisms for identifying opportunities and winning awards
  • Key contracting vehicles including pros and cons
  • Trends in R&D funding by agencies
  • Calculating margins and methods of maximizing cost recovery on government contracts
  • Developments of a Proposal to an agency RFP and Government’s acquisition cycle

Register today for this free Webinar presented in conjunction with the BDO. You are sure to leave with an understanding of what is required to become a government contractor, the risks and benefits and the key attributes of a successful government contractor.

Who Should Attend?

  • Decision makers in organizations interested in receiving US Federal Government funding to advance their emerging technologies or innovations
  • Chief Financial officer/Controllers/Finance executives
  • Chief Medical Officers/lead researchers
  • VPs of contracts
  • CEOs/Presidents

Featured Speakers:

Stephen Morris_WEB

Stephen Morris, Ph.D., Senior Director, Program Management, NewLink Genetics/BioProtection Systems
Stephen has over 13 years of experience in the areas of biodefense and USG contracting, including the development of vaccine and therapeutic medical countermeasures. Before joining BPS he served as the Chief of the Antitoxins and Therapeutic Biologics Branch in the CBRN division of BARDA between 2007 and 2015. There he oversaw the management of three acquisition contracts for anthrax and botulism antitoxins, awarded to Human Genome Sciences and Cangene, as well as several Advanced Research and Development contract programs.


Giacomo Apadula_WEB

Giacomo Apadula, Director, Government Contracting Advisory Services, BDO
Giacomo serves clients who operate in the federal government contractor and grantee market spaces on matters related to cost accounting, regulatory compliance and litigation/audit support. Specifically, Giacomo has assisted clients to establish cost accounting practices and indirect rate methodologies as a means to meet the organization’s strategic goals (e.g., maximize cost recovery, achieve cost savings) through the development of indirect cost/facilities and administrative (F&A) rates. Additionally, he has consulted clients on mitigating compliance risks and aided in the design and implementation of internal controls — including those required to obtain government approved business systems.


Linna Su_WEB

Susan Linna, MS, MA, PMP, Managing Director, Life Sciences, Government Contracting Advisory Services, BDO
Susan has more than 25 years of drug, vaccine and biologic development experience; 13 years at a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company and over 13 years in biotechnology. She has managed product candidates successfully through development to licensure and specialized in building and leading portfolio, program & project management departments for several biotechnology companies. Susan has managed the development of proposals that directly contributed to the award of government contracts, and has overseen government contracts worth over $80M for funding product development.


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June 29, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm