Ayal Ronen, VP, Free Mind Consultants

Ayal’s firm specializes in assisting organizations target non-dilutive sources of funding with an emphasis on NIH, DOD, NSF, BARDA and others. You will learn about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants as well as other mechanisms, focusing on sources that don’t take equity in return for funding. Ayal will provide an overview as well as some tips on how to maximize your application for competitive funding. Tickets.


11:15am-1:00pm, One-on-One Meetings with FreeMind. Ayal will hold a limited number of one-on-one sessions after the talk to provide specific advice about your situation.  Preference to UCSF affiliates. Apply.


Ayal Ronen, MSc, MBA
Vice President
Mr. Ayal Ronen joined the FreeMind Group in 2009 as a grants consultant after completing his graduate studies in Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science where he was awarded the Dean’s Prize for excellent M.Sc. students based on scientific and academic merit. As a grants consultant, Mr. Ronen was a leading figure in FreeMind’s Professional Department, managing complex projects in diverse scientific fields. Through his extraordinary work Mr. Ronen led efforts on the client management