SBIR/STTR - Non Dilutive Funding for Tech Startups
The SBIR and STTR programs provide more than $3 billion in funding for U.S. startups each year. And Oregon startups have definitely benefited - including some with as few as 2 employees! These are important programs for any tech entrepreneur to know about!
Oregon Startups: Apply for Help from Vertuelab!
Help is available! Vertuelab, an Oregon based non-profit, has received SBA funding to provide assistance to Oregon companies what are applying for SBIR or STTR funding. That assistance can be provided at remotely, or at Vertuelab's site or at OTBC. If you do decide to apply for SBIR or STTR funding, you'll want to get to know Vertuelab and the services they provide!
View this series of short videos on the Vertuelab.org site to learn the basics of these grant programs for tech startups. At the bottom of the page you can apply for Vertuelab assistance.
The Success Stories: the Insider View to SBIR/STTR
The success stories on these pages will give you the insiders view to SBIR/STTR from entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the process. You'll learn what it took to get SBIR/STTR funding and why these startup entrepreneurs decided it was an important source of funding for their companies!
This work is funded by a Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator award to encourage SBIR/STTR applications from entrepreneurs in Opportunity Zones, women entrepreneurs and other underserved entrepreneurs. All of the success stories features are from companies that fit into one or more of those categories.