Doubling Down On a Good Thing: The National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Lite

Steve Blank

SBIR/STTR Program and Startup Seed Funding. The Small Business Innovative Research ( SBIR ) and Small Business Technology Transfer ( STTR ) programs are startup seed funds created by Congress to encourage U.S. The SBIR/STTR program represents a critical source of seed funding for U.S.

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2018 – wonder and awe

Steve Blank

Few consider opportunities to make the world safer with the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community or other government agencies. It’s equally applicable to solving public safety, energy, policy, community and social issues internationally and within our own communities.

Startup Capital: Feast or Famine?


Furthermore during this economic downturn, we’ve heard a crescendo of voices lamenting the lack of startup funding, as communities finally recognize that new companies are the key source of job creation in this country. Several sources (including Startup by Elizabeth Edwards ) estimate that $2-3 billion per year is awarded to very early stage companies by federal government grants (mostly SBIRs).

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Free Government Money for Startups

David Teten

Despite the fact that the grant community looks impossibly messy for a startup to navigate, a good starting place is , where you can find a fairly comprehensive directory of federal grants (especially SBIR-related solicitations), searchable by keyword/agency/funding-type/date.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 26: Javier Saade and Hillary Hartley

Steve Blank

” Two of the entrepreneurial programs, which I managed is called the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The U.S. government is discovering that Lean innovation can help them serve the country better and faster.

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Never Give Up, Never Surrender

Feld Thoughts

I founded MoveableCode back in 2009, initially to do some mobile Augmented Reality research on a National Science Foundation SBIR grant. Incantor is our vision of what happens when addictive gameplay is combined with immersive, community-driven fantasy. Community is vitally important to the game and we want to embrace that from day one. Today’s post is a guest post from my friend Nicholas Napp.

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The Apple Watch – Tipping Point Time for Healthcare

Steve Blank

Much like the NIH SBIR program.) They need to step up their game – money, software, people – with the medical research community. I don’t own an Apple Watch. I do have a Fitbit.

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