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July 1, 2021

Beyond the Bench: Building a Startup with Small Business Grants [Virtual]

12:00PM to 1:00PM
Beyond the Bench: Building a startup with small business grants

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.

About PCI Ventures
PCI Ventures, a division of the Penn Center for Innovation, provides a suite of products and services to their portfolio companies (UPstart and UPadvisors), as well as Pennovation Center members, as an incubator for early-stage development.

UPtheOdds, PCIV’s grant support program is available in two tiers: the full grant preparation and submission services are available to UPstart companies, and SBIR/STTR advice, offered through open office hours to UPadvisors companies, Pennovation Center members, and current members of the Penn community.


Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Beyond the Bench: Building a Startup with Small Business Grants [Virtual]

Open to All