What is TVXW?

TVXW is a 10-part virtual cohort series designed to help female entrepreneurs in emerging companies in Colorado’s advanced industries to overcome hurdles in order to accelerate growth and development. The format, topics and tangible assistance the program offers was developed from success working with early- and second-stage science and technology ventures for more than 10 years. TVXW focuses on growth through non-dilutive capital sources (so you aren’t giving away any equity in your company) and technology commercialization.

When is the program held?

The next TVXW cohort is scheduled to begin in January 2022. To receive a notification when the application period will open, sign up at the bottom of this page.

How is the program structured?

The series combines a virtual peer group format with more than 30 hours of strategic growth consulting:

  • 10-Session Peer Group Format
    These weekly 2-hour virtual sessions are facilitated discussions with founders/C-level executives and subject matter experts where challenges and successes are shared to find constructive solutions.
  • 30 Hours of Ongoing, Strategic Growth Consulting
    Lead consultants and subject matter experts provide market research and assistance with commercialization plans, business development and overall business structure—all customized for your business’ stage, situation and goals.

Who should apply?

Because of the federally-funded FAST grant, TVXW is designed for female founders, C-level leaders and executive managers in Colorado’s advanced industries, including:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Bioscience
  • Electronics
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Technology and information

What topics will be covered?

  • Market Research/Customer Discovery
  • Positioning Statements
  • Federal R&D Tax Credits
  • Structure of a Pitch
  • SBIR & Advanced Industries Grants
  • Marketing & Business Model Strategies
  • Value Proposition
  • Identifying Target Markets
  • Sales Team Compensation
  • Building Management Teams
  • Sales/Distribution Channels
  • Protecting & Marking IP
  • Legal Matters
  • Non-Dilutive Sources of Funding
  • Writing Commercialization Plans
  • Building a Dashboard & Performance Indicators
  • Contracting with the Government
  • Accounting for Government Contracts


To apply for TVXW, businesses must:

  • Be a woman-owned science and technology business
  • Have headquarters in Colorado
  • Have the potential for submitting SBIR/STTR proposals


The cost of the cohort is $2,450/participant. However, because of the federally-funded FAST grant, the cost to participate will be fully offset for accepted businesses. No more than 10 businesses will accepted into this exclusive TVX-W cohort.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply was January 14. Those that applied will be notified of their application’s status by January 20.


Jamie Brandess, Program Manager
Colorado SBDC-TechSource: Commercialization

Congratulations to the Winter 2021 TVXW cohort!

Applications for this cohort are now closed. To be notified when the next TVXW application opens, please enter your information below.