SBIR is complex. Don’t go it alone.

The goal of any successful SBIR/STTR project is commercialization of your innovation, which means bringing it to market for use by industry, consumers or the federal government.

MNSBIR, Inc. is a non-profit organization with its mission to assist startups and small businesses access millions from America’s Seed Fund –  the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. America’s Seed Fund awards non-dilutive funding to develop your technology and chart a path toward commercialization. The federal government invests in your solution and gives you the freedom to run your business according to your vision.

Demystify the SBIR/STTR process

Prepare high quality proposals

Access to expert coaching & support

Strong proposals get funded.

America’s Seed Fund sets aside over $4 billion dollars annually for small businesses, but only 5,000 businesses get funded each year. The SBIR/STTR process is complex and competitive; you can’t afford to navigate it alone.

Business & technical assistance to secure federal SBIR/STTR investments.

Education & Training

MNSBIR provides education and training to cohorts structured around a single government agency.

Coaching & Mentoring

Following training, companies receive expert coaching aimed at submission to one of the three SBIR phases.

Overwhelmed? We’re here to help!

We understand the world of federal R&D funding can seem intimidating. With so many requirements it’s hard to know where to start. MNSBIR has decades of experience navigating this environment. We’ve helped hundreds of qualified companies secure funding so they can develop innovative technology and chart a path towards commercialization.

Ready to get started?

The world of SBIR/STTR is complicated. To get started, all you need to do is determine your company & project eligibility. Once confirmed, we’ll walk you through the next steps to start your SBIR journey.


Take the Self-Assessment

Is your company eligible for SBIR/STTR funding? Is your company ready to apply? Take the assessment to find out.


Attend SBIR/STTR 101

Sign up for SBIR/STTR 101, our free virtual information session that goes over the nuts and bolts of the SBIR/STTR programs.


Apply to the Accelerator

Submit a confidential online application to receive coaching.

If you want to work towards commercialization, you need to work with MNSBIR.

Getting started in the federal research and development arena is complex process. It’s a journey, not a destination. MNSBIR provides outreach, education and coaching to help startups and small businesses navigate the federal R&D landscape to secure non-dilutive funding to research and commercialize their technologies into new products, services or processes.

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