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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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.

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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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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.

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Innovation at Argonne National Laboratory Incubator

The Startup Magazine

For instance, ClearFlame Engines — which is developing drop-in engine technology to allow diesel generators and heavy-duty vehicles to run on biofuel without a loss of power — won a $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

Steve Blank

There are three existing sources for funding defense innovation: COTS/GOTS validation (testing whether off-the-shelf products can be used); Concept Validation and Technology Advancement ; and SBIR/STTR funds – there’s over >$1B per year in the DoD SBIR program alone.).

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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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Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank

It’s open to NIH SBIR/STTR Phase 1 grantees. Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI): The assigned PD/PI on the SBIR/STTR Phase I award.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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!

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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!

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. During their doctoral programs at Berkeley, Jay James and Jeff Crosby discovered a better way to detect the harmful mercury emissions present in a range of industrial settings.

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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.

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.

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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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.

Pasadena Angels Portfolio Company Wasatch Microfluidics Completes Capital Raise

Ask the Angels

Wasatch has also received six Phase I SBIR awards and two Phase II awards through the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. $2 Million Round Will Power Continued Growth. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 – The Pasadena Angels and Wasatch Microfluidics today announced that Wasatch had closed a $2 million funding round from existing investors and Kirk Ririe, founder of BioFire Diagnostics. The funding will be used to expand sales and marketing activity.

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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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

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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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Pasadena Angels Invest in a $475,000 Series B Investment in Wasatch Microfluidics

Ask the Angels

Wasatch has 2 allowed patents and 2 pending patents for its CFM technology and six total grants, including multiple Phase I and Phase II SBIR grants. Pasadena, CA – April 23, 2012 –There couldn’t be a better example of putting the unique founding principles of The Pasadena Angels into practice than the story of their investment in Wasatch Microfluidics.

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Are Harvard MBAs Solving Real Problems?

Launching Tech Ventures

Work with SBIR grant recipients. Using SBIR funding as a trigger for considering technologies for commercialization may be a good way to curate most promising science projects. By Dmitry Kozachenok Recently HBS student groups on Facebook have seen an increase in the number of posts related to new ventures. The reason is very simple - first year students are launching micro-businesses as part of a Field course, introduced last year.

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Startup Capital: Feast or Famine?

Angel Investing News

Let’s take a closer look at trends in government grants, angel investment and venture capital financings. 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.

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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.

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