by Tyler Hale
A new accelerator will be launching in 2020, focusing on the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding program.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center has developed the accelerator as a way of guiding early-stage Arkansas entrepreneurs and companies through the process of applying for grants and contracts through SBIR, also called “America’s Seed Fund.” Dubbed the Lab2Launcher Accelerator, the accelerator program will provide instruction on how to prepare and submit a strong proposal for grant funding.
ASBTDC consultants Rebecca Todd and Martial Trigeaud will be leading the accelerator.
Lab2Launcher Accelerator will be free for participants, and there is no cost to apply. However, space in the program is limited.
The first iteration of the program will begin in January 2020 and will focus on the National Institutes of Health. The second cohort will launch in March and will focus on the National Science Foundation.
Each cohort will last six weeks.
To apply, visit asbtdc.org/l2l-accel.