AcceLINX to Host Webinar on Non-Dilutive Funding for Start-ups

AcceLINX, the musculoskeletal health business accelerator launched in 2017 by OrthoWorx, will present a webinar aimed at assisting entrepreneurs in obtaining non-dilutive funding to accelerate their establishment and growth.

Kris Parmelee, President, Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc and AcceLINX Non-dilutive Funding Consultant, will present the webinar on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 4:00 pm. Ms. Parmelee will provide an introductory overview to the complex and highly competitive SBIR/STTR (America’s Seed Fund™) program.

The SBIR/STTR program is a federal grant and contracting program that awards more than $2.5 billion a year to small businesses to support the commercialization of innovative technology.  It is the largest source of non-dilutive capital for companies seeking to develop and commercialize innovative technology in the U.S.

The webinar will cover the following key points about the program:


  • Definition of the Program
  • Eligibility
  • Key Elements of an SBIR/STTR Project
  • Overview of Participating Federal Agencies
  • Steps to Get Started


Ms. Parmelee has been providing federal grant proposal support services and project management to clients for over 17 years through her independent consulting firm. She joined the AcceLINX roster of consultants in February 2018. She specializes in SBIR/STTR preparations and submissions and has worked on over 250 proposals just in the last 10 years. Her proposals have been submitted to all 11 participating federal agencies, for both contract and grant solicitations, Omnibus and special solicitations, SBIR and STTR programs, and Phase I, Phase II and additional Phase programs (FastTrack, Phase IIB, etc.).

A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Parmelee is an entrepreneur herself, launching Lectio, LLC in 2015 to provide an assistive learning technology for children with dyslexia and ADHD.


How to Sign Up for Webinar

Entrepreneurs interested in taking advantage of the free webinar should go to the Resources page on the website ( ) and click on the webinar link in the Events section to register. The webinar is scheduled to be one hour long and there will be an opportunity for audience questions. AcceLINX plans to host similar topical webinars periodically throughout the year.


About AcceLINX

AcceLINX, a multistage musculoskeletal health business accelerator, was conceived and launched by OrthoWorx to provide an unmatched level of industry-specific support to select inventors and entrepreneurs looking to enhance their prospects of business success. AcceLINX leverages the unprecedented concentration of medical device industry resources in northern Indiana and the deep industry expertise and global networks of its team members to provide a unique capacity to accelerate the results of start-ups it engages with. Learn more about AcceLINX online.


About OrthoWorx

Formed in 2009 with initial funding from the Lilly Endowment, OrthoWorx is a community-based initiative that works strategically and collaboratively with the orthopedic industry and other stakeholders to ensure that the Warsaw region continues to reap the social and economic benefits that derive from its position as “The Orthopedic Capital of the World.”



The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena.