What Is TechSource?

The Colorado SBDC Technology Program (SBDC TechSource) is a multi-faceted program maximizing the economic potential of Colorado companies through specialized assistance for science and technology ventures as well as cybersecurity and risk management education for all businesses. The program is broken down into two distinct subprograms – Commercialization and Cyber CYA.

TechSource: Commercialization supports the launch and growth of Colorado science & technology ventures—startup through second stage—with specialized consulting, accelerator programs, workshops and events. Different from other accelerators and incubators, the focus is on non-dilutive capital sources for small innovative businesses (where the company does not give up ownership), including SBIR/STTR grants, federal R&D tax credits and support for technology commercialization to get to market faster (the ideal non-dilutive capital, from customers)!

The Cyber CYA (Cover Your Assets) program is built to assist small- and medium-sized businesses by focusing on topics for all levels of business and their needs from cloud computing, security measures using social media, to securing technology to meet compliance standards in government contracting.

How to Write a Competitive SBIR/STTR Proposal (3-Part Series)

Writing a competitive and responsive proposal for an SBIR/STTR grant can be a challenging and lengthy process, but proposal preparation is a valuable skill. This three-part series will help prepare you for the greatest likelihood of success in securing funding to engage in innovative research while growing your business.

Part I: July 28

In Part I of this series, we will cover selecting topics, preparing to write the proposal by getting the proper registrations in place for your business, building a team, and overall proposal planning.

Part II: August 4

In Part II of this series, we will cover the elements of building your proposal including the sections that need to be covered, what to write, important considerations to be aware of, and finding templates that may help.

Part III: August 11

In Part III of this series, we will cover pricing, final review, and completion of the proposal/submission. We will also include time for live Q&A.