DoD SBIR/STTR Funding Programs

Secure Federal Funding for Your Startup

The Department of Defense SBIR/STTR programs fund small businesses that are developing innovations with a potential military application. SBIR/STTR funding is non-dilutive and allows Founders to keep their intellectual property rights, making it an attractive option for emerging innovators. VelocityTX helps companies navigate the SBIR/STTR process with one-day overview workshops, nine-week proposal bootcamps, and turnkey program management services.

Who is Eligible for DoD SBIR/STTR Funding?

DOD SBIR/STTR programs are designed for entrepreneurs with technologies that offer both military and civilian application. Typical cohorts include both first-time and returning applicants. To qualify for SBIR funding, an organization must meet the following requirements:

Based in the United States

Greater than 50% ownership by U.S. residents

For-Profit Company

Formally Established

500 Employees or Less

Registrants should self-certify eligibility to receive funding. For detailed information on eligibility, visit the SBIR’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Program Management Services

Comprehensive Support for Your SBIR/STTR Journey

VelocityTX offers technical assistance and project management to ensure
that your SBIR/STTR program runs smoothly, from proposal to execution.
Provided services may include:
• Teaming partner identification / onboarding
• Project execution oversight
• Reporting support

Hear From Our Clients

“VelocityTX was an integral partner in executing on our Phase 2 STTR research award. From proposal to project, the VelocityTX team saw to it that we had everything we needed at every step of the process. “

SBIR/STTR Workshops

One-Day Introductory Sessions

Just getting started in your Phase I journey? Our one-day workshops are a great way to find out if SBIR/STTR funding is right for you. Hosted twice a year, these high-level sessions provide an overview of the application process and award criteria, with expert guidance from consultants who have secured over $400 million in federal funding.

2024 workshop dates: May 16th and October 24th – Applications opening
soon.

SBIR/STTR Bootcamp

Comprehensive 9-Week Program

Learn how to create a winning Phase I proposal in this hands-on program that will walk you through every step of the application process, from eligibility and registration to dual-use positioning and submission.

Led by the federal funding experts at SBIR Advisors, our 9-week bootcamp boasts an impressive 20 percent Phase I award record.

Offered in-person at the VelocityTX Innovation Center and online for remote convenience, this program puts you in the best possible position to secure federal funding for your startup.

Phase I Submissions:

• Company agrees to retain SBIR Advisors for business development services for a period of 6 months, not to exceed $27,750. These services result in approximately $6M in proposals submitted for Phase II.

• STTRs ONLY: Company agrees to convey 30% of the total award to VelocityTX as the nonprofit partner in exchange for the use of the VelocityTX logo, access to the VelocityTX network and events, and a yearlong coworking membership.

Phase II Submissions:

• Company agrees to convey 5% of the total award to SBIR Advisors.

• STTRs ONLY: Company agrees to convey 30% of the total award to VelocityTX as the nonprofit partner in exchange for the use of the VelocityTX logo, access to the VelocityTX network and events, as well as project management services, and a private office/lab space at the VelocityTX Innovation Center (if applicable).

VelocityTX SBIR/STTR Award Recipients

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