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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 11-13 in Austin.

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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. Austin

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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.

TeVido BioDevices Lands SBIR Grant

SiliconHills

“The SBIR grant will enable TeVido to […] The post TeVido BioDevices Lands SBIR Grant appeared first on SiliconHills. The grant will go to fund more pre-clinical development of the company’s novel breast reconstruction program. Austin

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

Steve Blank

SBIR/STTR Program and Startup Seed Funding. The SBIR/STTR program represents a critical source of seed funding for U.S. Eleven U.S.

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Small Business Grants: The Facts and The Fiction

Up and Running

SBIR grants for R&D businesses. SBIR is a federal program, overseen by the U.S. What grants are available? Paying off debt.

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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. In these series of 5 posts, I thought I’d share what I learned in China. All the usual caveats apply.

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Reinventing Life Science Startups – Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

The teams that skipped the class and pursued traditional methods of starting a company had an 18% success rate in receiving SBIR Phase I funding.

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

Startup Professionals Musings

In the U.S. They can find additional grants from large philanthropic directories, and your favorite alma mater site. Technology is not enough.

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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. All the usual caveats apply.

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

Steve Blank

The U.S. government is discovering that Lean innovation can help them serve the country better and faster. Javier Saade. Small Business Administration.

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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.

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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.

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. That is time and resource that you must add to the million other high-priority startup tasks.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In race for relevance, universities up the entrepreneurial ante. Universities have always been top-notch incubators of talent.

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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. 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. Startup Musings Life in the Boston high-tech startup landscape Blog About Elaine Chen « Social networks are dominated by people aged 35-49. That’s GOOD!

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The SBIR and STTR programs were for companies that didn’t have institutional backing. billion in 2011. Renewing the program is one thing.

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.

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How to Win Grant Money to Fund Your Startup

Kevin Dewalt

Startup : Umm… I think it was Department of Energy SBIR. SBIR program – you won’t find many grant officers presenting at SXSW. Me : Ok.

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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.

Tricia Reville, green entrepreneur via her business Greenfinity

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

Tricia Reville is is a senior in the George Washington University School of Business studying international business and entrepreneurship. Status.

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Free Government Money for Startups

David Teten

A few weeks ago, Fred Wilson discussed the role of government grants in helping launch tech companies. o New York Grant Watch. California. Texas.

Startups: Funding & Business Loans for Women Entrepeneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

According to the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report there are more than 9.1 million female-owned businesses in the United States. Introduction.

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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.

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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 [.] Austin

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

UC Berkeley

SBIR grant money is really for R&D of new technology and I needed executional money, so it didn’t end up being a fit. 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. Marty Zwilling.

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. It finally clicked around our 50 th interview,” said Boman. UC Berkeley edtech entrepreneur STEM

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.

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. UC Berkeley

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. UC Berkeley

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. I hope it helps you fund your SaaS startup.

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

Steve Blank

government’s SBIR and STTR programs. In these series of 5 posts, I thought I’d share what I learned in China. All the usual caveats apply.

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

Seed Stage Capital

The other is whether VC-backed companies can qualify for SBIR. skip to main | skip to sidebar 22 April 2009 More SBA Funding for Startups?

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. Invested Interests

Small business Congress-watch: new laws and your company

crowdSPRING Blog

This law will increase the SBA budget for awards to business via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs over the next 5 years.

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Top 7 Unrestricted Cash Awards in Business Plan Competitions

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

Business plan competitions are booming. It’s a great way to bring visibility and momentum to your start-up. Do you want an investor? Link: [link].

NSF iCorps Success Story: Getting Out Of The Building With Picoyune

UC Berkeley

They are on track to receive another NSF SBIR grant and will be part of the upcoming cohort at SkyDeck. What do you get when you combine two UCB Mechanical Engineering PhDs with an equally impressive NSF iCorps curriculum? An award winning team solving a tough environmental problem—mercury detection. iCorps was huge for us.” UC Berkeley