America's Seed Fund | SBIR/STTR

Securing SBIR/STTR investments is complex and competitive! Don’t go it alone.

MNSBIR, Inc. has facilitated and catalyzed more than $63,245,548 for 93 startups and small businesses.

We understand your dream to bring your innovation to market and to grow your business, and your need for funding to make your dream a reality.

Demystify the SBIR/STTR process

Prepare high quality proposals

Access to expert coaching & support

Strong proposals get funded.

For 40 years, America’s Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Programs has awarded over $60 billion to small businesses, helping them transform their ideas into marketable products and services.  Through a competitive process, 11 Federal agencies provide early-stage non-dilutive R & D funding to small businesses, enabling them to develop a technology and chart a path toward its commercialization.

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.

Free and Confidential Business and Technical Assistance

Education & Training

MNSBIR delivers virtual training to help you learn more about the programs.

Coaching & Mentoring

Following our training, you can apply to the Accelerator to apply for funding with our expert help.

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: An Overview of America’s Seed Fund

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 free hands-on support and 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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