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Seed Your Tech Without Ceding Control


If you are a tech startup you are struggling to prove your hypothesis, develop a prototype, find a customer and ensure a market fit, all on a minimal budget. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would pay you to develop your prototype? If your technology happens to solve a problem of interest to the government you may be able to get seed funding to build a prototype without giving up equity in your company. Each year the government invests a billion dollars in the development of technology for small businesses through the Small Business Investment Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Join us as we take a practical look at how the programs work and explore the good and bad of developing technology solutions with government funding. We'll share common myths about working with Uncle Sam and answer questions to help you decide if these programs can help your startup.