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Beyond the Bench: Building a Startup with Small Business Grants

July 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


All are welcome to join the PCI Ventures team as they share “secrets to success” for submitting a highly competitive proposal to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities. Learn about the different funding mechanisms and entrepreneurial resources available to companies, as well as best practices for crafting a compelling grant. Topics will include:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • How to leverage early insight from the funding source
  • Identifying the commercial opportunity
  • Developing product development focused goals
  • Assembling an experienced and qualified team
  • How non-dilutive funding supports future fundraising

Get to know PCIV and learn how they can improve your chances of receiving non-dilutive funding for your company. Over the last 10 years, portfolio companies participating in their SBIR/STTR grant support program, UPtheOdds, have received over $28 million in SBIR/STTR funding and in 2020, 30% of UPtheOdds participants successfully received an award.




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