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.

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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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Grant Applications Often Provide Early-Stage Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Specifically, I often point to the NSF or the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for high-tech startups. Also, it’s important that you understand just how the SBIR program works. grants nsf sbir seed stage

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).

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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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.

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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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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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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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Government Support – Congrats to EkoStinger!

ithacaVC

Apart from SBIR/STIR grants (which often literally are used to start companies based on university research), my general view is that startups should NOT overly rely on the government for anything. I am always very cautious when it comes to government grants and government supported competitions.

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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How to Build a Healthcare Startup

Up and Running

Still, you can’t ignore the possibility of securing non-dilutive capital from sources such as SBIR ( Small Business Innovative Research ) or business development grants from state and local governments. The global healthcare industry is in flux like never before.

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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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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2018 – wonder and awe

Steve Blank

It was adopted by the National Science Foundation in 2012 to train Principal Investigators who wanted to get a federal grant for commercializing their science (an SBIR grant.) We just finished our 3rd annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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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. Periodically I check in on the good people in our nation’s capital to see what they are up to and what they have been doing lately for (to?)

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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. Share If you have taken any sort of look at the landscape of business recently then one thing should be very apparent.

The Apple Watch – Tipping Point Time for Healthcare

Steve Blank

Much like the NIH SBIR program.) I don’t own an Apple Watch. I do have a Fitbit. But the Apple Watch 4 announcement intrigued me in a way no other product has since the original IPhone. This wasn’t just another product announcement from Apple. It heralded the U.S.

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We Don't Need 16 Steps to Fix the Economy

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Step 11: Revamp the SBIR." Last week Inc magazine came out with their 16 point plan to jump start job creation through start-up firms. It has been creating a lot of discussion about proper economic policy, which is a good thing these days. Some of their ideas make sense to me -- at least to some degree. For example Step 1 is to take entrepreneurship out of the business school. At many universities this may be a good idea.

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What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups?

Startup Lessons Learned

I'll add one more point: The SBIR program is based on a dated notion of small business research, and the multi-year process doesn't line up with the speed of many modern startups. In many cases I look at an SBIR and say "how about I just build that and sell it to you when it's done," but that is unrealistic today. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 8, 2009 What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups?

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