Texas Startups Need to Apply for SBIR Grants

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder Silicon Hills News A few weeks ago, the Small Business Innovation Research program announced its Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference on Nov. The conferences are generally sold out but registration numbers were really low for this one, said Robert Allen Baker, SBIR Policy and program analyst. “We We always do […] The post Texas Startups Need to Apply for SBIR Grants appeared first on SiliconHills.

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SBIR Grants Made Less Mysterious

SiliconHills

But last week, the federal government held its Fall SBIR/STTR Conference at the AT&T Executive Conference Center in Austin to make the grants more accessible to bootstrapped entrepreneurs. Several […] The post SBIR Grants Made Less Mysterious appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Getting a research grant from the federal government can seem like a big mysterious process to startup entrepreneurs.

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A Spectrum Event on How to Win an SBIR Grant

SiliconHills

So how does a startup go about getting one of the SBIR grants? That’s the subject of a meeting […] The post A Spectrum Event on How to Win an SBIR Grant appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin SBIR Spectrum Texas State Small Business Development Center The U.S. government invests more than $2 billion every year in promising new startups with creative innovations.

TeVido BioDevices Lands SBIR Grant

SiliconHills

“The SBIR grant will enable TeVido to […] The post TeVido BioDevices Lands SBIR Grant appeared first on SiliconHills. TeVido BioDevices, a company that prints nipples for breast reconstruction surgery using human cells and 3-D printers, has received a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will go to fund more pre-clinical development of the company’s novel breast reconstruction program.

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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Small Business Grants: The Facts and The Fiction

Up and Running

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, for example, is one of the most lucrative sources of federal grants for high-tech startups or high-growth firms (more on SBIR below). SBIR grants for R&D businesses. SBIR is a federal program, overseen by the U.S.

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Calling All Innovators: NASA Wants Your Help

Inc Startups

According to a NASA, the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are soliciting ideas from American small businesses , entrepreneurs, and innovators for the multiphase competition. The agency will award up to $1.5

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China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)

Steve Blank

government’s SBIR and STTR programs. VC’s treat the SBIR and STTR programs – they never heard of it, or they think it takes too much time to apply for too little money.

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Reinventing Life Science Startups – Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

Both of these groups, those who took the Innovation Corps class and those who didn’t, applied for government peer-reviewed funding through the SBIR program.

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Grants May Be Free, But They Do Come at a Price

Startup Professionals Musings

they can visit the directory of government grant alternatives, which is searchable and features more than a thousand federal programs, or more locally the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), with opportunities for high technology startups.

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The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)

Steve Blank

SBIR and STTR programs, the Torch Program’s funding for new ventures was limited to seed funding the front end. I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual.

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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I-Corps at the NIH: Evidence-based Translational Medicine

Steve Blank

With that SBIR-Phase 1 funding the teams were trying to establish the technical merit, feasibility, and commercial potential of their technology. And of course none of this would be possible without the tremendous and enthusiastic support and encouragement of Michael Weingarten the director of the NIH/NCI SBIR program and his team. If you’ve received this post in an email the embedded videos and powerpoint are best viewed on www.steveblank.com.

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Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Startup Professionals Musings

A good place to start looking is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which is a lifeline for high-tech startups. In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid.

Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Gust

A good place to start looking is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which is a lifeline for high-tech startups. In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. A grant is not an equity investment, so the entrepreneur doesn’t have to give up a stake in the company either. Typically they can be used to fund product development and commercialization that would otherwise require outside investors.

Need Money? A Few Links to Possible Investors

Taffy Williams

Small business, SBIR, Government, State Grants and/or loans are sources. It is clear that if you have a new startup, getting investors is essential. Some startups take smaller amounts of cash than others. Borrowing against ones property to fund the business is risky and it is advisable to think very carefully if you elect to take this as your means of capital. You may end up owning most of the business which is great if the company succeeds, but if it does not, why lose your house.

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Startup events in Boston – December 2009

Startup Musings

SBIR Workshop – Success Strategies This is a free workshop for regional businesses interested in obtaining federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. The federal SBIR program funds over $1 billion each year of early stage R & D conducted by small businesses for technologies that have government and commercial applications.

7 Ways Universities Are (Finally) Getting With the Entrepreneurship Program

Inc Startups

Government grants get focused: Even some government SBIR programs, which traditionally have funded university research, have jumped on the bandwagon of a more “scientific” and lean approach to entrepreneurship. In race for relevance, universities up the entrepreneurial ante.

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How to Win Grant Money to Fund Your Startup

Kevin Dewalt

I’ve served as an advisor to federal programs like the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program, served on non-profit boards like the SENS Foundation , and helped advise “prize” programs like the Mprize. Startup : Umm… I think it was Department of Energy SBIR.

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Tricia Reville, green entrepreneur via her business Greenfinity

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

I am currently looking into a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant through the National Science Foundation, to gain enough funding to test the concept in laboratory space.

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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 Grants.gov , where you can find a fairly comprehensive directory of federal grants (especially SBIR-related solicitations), searchable by keyword/agency/funding-type/date.

Swedish Immigrant Helps Reinvent the Mouthguard Industry

Hearpreneur

The science team is funded by an SBIR grant from NSF and we are very proud to be among the few companies in the country that actually have been funded. Share If you have taken any sort of look at the landscape of business recently then one thing should be very apparent.

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. Today’s post is a guest post from my friend Nicholas Napp. We first met five years ago and while I’ve never invested in anything he’s done, I’ve tried to be helpful along the way. Nick is currently running a company called MoveableCode and has a great Kickstarter campaign going for his latest product Incantor (Magic Made Real).

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Startups: Funding & Business Loans for Women Entrepeneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program looks for small businesses that want to engage in research and development that may have a commercial element to it. According to the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report there are more than 9.1

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Government Grants Cost No Equity, But are Not Free

Startup Professionals Musings

A good place to start looking is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which is a lifeline for high-tech startups. In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid.

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Do Venture Capitalists Really Deserve Half a Billion Dollars in Taxpayer Money?

Inc Startups

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs have been renewed for six more years, much to the relief of the small businesses who feared those programs were on the brink of extinction.

Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Summit + Equity Free Funding

UC Berkeley

Attendees learned about SBIR/STTR funding and programs available from 11 Federal agencies through presentations and one on one meetings. Why is Jessica Eting (Dean’s Seed Fund winner & EWMBA 18) smiling? Because she just learned how to get up to $1.5M in startup funding with 0% equity!! Thanks to our friends @ Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) for bringing the Inclusion in Entrepreneurship Summit to UC Berkeley.

Austin Company to Create 3-D Pizzas for Astronauts

SiliconHills

NASA has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract worth $125,000 to [.] Will astronauts be eating 3-D printed pizza on Mars? That might not be as far fetched as it sounds. NASA has contacted with Systems & Materials Research Corp.

Where to Turn When VC Funding Isn’t Right for Your Startup

UC Berkeley

I was particularly interested in National Science Foundation SBIR grants due to the educational component of our product (building with our toys helps girls develop foundational skills to succeed in science, technology, engineering and math). by Laurie Peterson.

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Government Grants are Not as Free as You Think

Startup Professionals Musings

A good place to start is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which is a lifeline for high-tech startups.

Got Money?: Funding Options for Small Businesses

Entrepreneur Success Blog

Usually these grants can be found at the state level, but government operations such as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) also provide grants. The following is a guest article from James Kim is a writer for Choosewhat.com. Small businesses now generate 64% of net new jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

NSF iCorps Success Story STEMKids: The Cobbler Gets New Shoes

UC Berkeley

The team has continued product development, broadened its search for partners and applied for grants, including a Phase 1 SBIR grant. Most start up stories aren’t like fairy tales—even seasoned and talented entrepreneurs can run into walls. The founders of STEMKids used the iCorps program to leap over that proverbial wall and find the right product-customer fit. “We

We Don't Serve Your Kind Here

Florida Venture Blog

The Tampa Bay Business Journal just carried a story on the SBIR/VC-ownership debate and I've seen it kicked around enough now that I have some thoughts. The "debate" I'm referencing involves the SBA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants that are provided to help spur small business innovation. Around 2001, the SBIR program ruled that startups who were 51%+ owned by venture capital funds no longer qualified for the innovation grants.

China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)

Steve Blank

government’s SBIR and STTR programs. VC’s treat the SBIR and STTR programs – they never heard of it, or they think it takes too much time to apply for too little money.

Aging 2.0 Global Startup Search Wrap-Up

UC Berkeley

Last year’s winner, C.Light Technologies , from UC Berkeley’s Vision Science Department just received an NIH SBIR grant for their eye tracking neurodiagnostic device. Our second Aging 2.0 Global Startup Search was a hit! Seven exceptional pitches + an inspiring update to a community of folks across campus and beyond. Thanks to CITRIS, UC Berkeley School of Public Health & UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare for co-sponsoring!

Aging 2.0 Global Startup Search Wrap-Up

UC Berkeley

Last year’s winner, C.Light Technologies , from UC Berkeley’s Vision Science Department just received an NIH SBIR grant for their eye tracking neurodiagnostic device. Our second Aging 2.0 Global Startup Search was a hit! Seven exceptional pitches + an inspiring update to a community of folks across campus and beyond. Thanks to CITRIS, UC Berkeley School of Public Health & UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare for co-sponsoring!

How SaaS founders can raise Angel funds

Kevin Dewalt

Last week I spoke at the National Science Foundation’s Phase 2 SBIR conference about raising Angel funds. The talk was well received so I decided to do a podcast on the topic. Raising Angel funds is different than raising Venture Capital. Most Angels have motivations beyond financial return. Once you know them you can get funding for your startup by targeting the right investors and following a systematic process. I hope it helps you fund your SaaS startup. Listen on iTunes.

More SBA Funding for Startups? Maybe. | VentureArchetypes Blog.

Seed Stage Capital

The association is pushing Congress to pass legislation allowing venture-backed companies to compete for contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research program, or SBIR, which requires that federal agencies give 2.5% The other is whether VC-backed companies can qualify for SBIR.

Startup Capital: Feast or Famine?

Gust

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). At $100,000 or so per grant, perhaps 2-3000 pre-seed and seed/startup companies receive SBIRs and other government grants per year. For years there has been a pervasive opinion across the entrepreneurial landscape that the US has a shortage of capital required to startup and grow new ventures.

?Show Me the Money?: Is This the Right Business Opportunity?

Taffy Williams

Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields.