Funding your startup without dilution
How to target the right SBIR program for your startup... and maximize your chances of winning!
You need funding, but don't want to give up too much equity. Or your technology is just too early in its development to capture the interest of investors.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program could be the answer.
U.S. government SBIR programs offer non-dilutive funding for small businesses to de-risk their technology and demonstrate proof of concept, with a focus on commercialization. These awards also help startups develop partnerships with universities and established companies.
Can you take the competition?
Because these awards bring so much value, the competition for funding is fierce. To succeed, you need to pick your topic wisely, frame your proposal appropriately, and create a program that will be irresistible to reviewers and program managers alike.
Here's what you will learn:
- Elements that are critical to every SBIR proposal
- Best SBIR information sources
- Long lead-time steps you need to know in the application process
- Insights for new entrepreneurs
About your Pro
Dr. Rudolph’s familiarity with both corporate and academic research culture draws on more than 24 years of experience in the biotech and biomedical industries.
She held scientific and management positions at two start-up biotechnology companies, where she helped to develop and support three lines of biomedical assay reagents, managed an intellectual property portfolio, and coordinated technology licenses and extramural research collaborations.
For the last 17 years, she has worked with small companies and research institutions to develop R&D project strategies and fund them through non-dilutive grants and contracts.
Dr. Rudolph holds a B.S. from Cook College of Rutgers University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in biochemical genetics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She completed postdoctoral research in cell and molecular genetics at the University of Rochester Medical School and Harvard Medical School.