aspire for sbir

investment-readiness for sbir phase II ventures

Are you a science and tech startup aiming to identify relevant investors and secure investment funding?

ASPIRE for SBIR is an 8-week virtualized program designed specifically for SBIR Phase II awardees to help you realize your funding goals. During this program you will learn how to: 

aspire for sbir

Since 2016, we’ve helped over 100 early-stage ventures like yours become investment-ready by building their technical business toolset. Our startups have raised over $75M in follow-on funding and many have commercialized their product and are generating revenue.

Because ASPIRE for SBIR is highly-customized to the needs of individual companies, participation is limited to ten startups. Read more about how you can apply for Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) supplemental funding to support your participation.

How will ASPIRE for SBIR help you achieve your goals?

aspire for sbir

featured modules

The program is designed to achieve learning in critical business development topics like term sheets and negotiations, investor discovery, IP strategies, cap tables, and more. Here are a few highlights you can expect during the program:

aspire for sbirDue Diligence
It’s essential to be able to back up your ask with data and business models. You’ll learn how to go “beyond the pitch” and develop a deal room that is attractive to investors.

aspire for sbirValuations and Exits
In these uncertain times, valuations and exits are in a state of upheaval. You will learn how to develop sound valuations for stronger negotiations with investors despite the tumult.

aspire for sbirMentor Sessions
Have you identified your ideal target market and the plan for reaching them? Review the viability of your go-to-market strategy during one-on-one sessions with active investors and experts.

aspire for sbirMarketing for Startups
Startups need more than just a great product to succeed and grow—they need a foolproof marketing strategy. We’ll go beyond logos and websites to help you develop a strong value proposition so you can sell your innovation to investors and customers alike.

Invest in your startup! Build your business skills with ASPIRE for SBIR and take the guesswork out of navigating the deal room.

Questions? Please contact Eli Velasquez.

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