In a Quick Chat earlier this month, the Senior Program Director for SBIR/STTR programs at the NSF – Ben Schrag – shared a few best practices for preparing commercialization plans.
Your $1M in SBIR funding could be worth about $50,000 in refundable R&D tax credits according to John Berry, Business Development Specialist at Hull & Knarr, a financial services firm that specializes in this sort of thing.
A CTC startup client recently asked me how my former company became a vendor for the federal government.
We often hear from entrepreneurs about the challenges in acquiring additional funds to further de-risk technologies and navigate through the dreaded Valley of Death. Accessing funds via the traditional SBIR/STTR programs can initially help you through risky feasibility questions.
A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition. While we often hear our clients say that they “Don’t have any competition” or there are “No others doing this,” there is always some alternative that your customers can use or are using to solve the problem.
The Financial Plan is often missing or weak in Commercialization Plans I review.
A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition.
For over thirty years, the Center for Dairy Research has supported the dairy products industry through basic research, product development, technical assistance, regulatory information and education.
Your SBIR proposal must communicate strong significance, but many proposals I review fall short in this area.
Atipica‘s Laura Gomez talks Startup Serendipity and Strategy: Seizing Opportunities, Navigating Troubles.