TVC is a mainstay of entrepreneurial support. TVC’s efforts with technology development institutions and investors create a number of opportunities for entrepreneurs
The two questions we’re most often asked are how to become a TVC client and what we do for clients…
How do I become a TVC Client?
The process starts with your asking for help. Submit to us an overview of your technology-based venture. We will contact you to have an initial conversation and/or invite you to one of our offices for a meeting.
During the “request” phase, we will evaluate your venture using typical investor criteria—management team, intellectual property, market size, competition, stage of development, etc. We will also give considerable weight to whether you are commercializing technology from a national lab or university.
If there is a fit, we’ll invite you to become a client and help to define the milestones you are driving toward. TVC clients do not pay any fees or equity compensation for TVC services.
What does TVC do for Clients?
Our service offering for clients varies by the needs of each client. Our goal is to advance you to a particular milestone, most typically a funding event. With that in mind, we’ll ensure that you’ve locked down the fundamentals
- Business case
- Value proposition
- Competitive analysis
- Financial model
- Operations plan
- Intellectual property
- Market research
- Revenue/pricing model
- Marketing strategy
- Implementation strategy
The SBIR/STTR Outreach Center. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program at TVC provides small technology businesses with the opportunity to propose innovative ideas that match specific research and development needs of the 11 participating Federal agencies. These agencies include: Departments of Homeland Security, Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Transportation, Health and Human Services as well as National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Science Foundation.
The SBIR / STTR Phase I award provides up to $150,000 to prove feasibility. The Phase II award expands on the research leading to a prototype with up to $1,000,000. Grants require no payback.
The SBIR / STTR Resource Center provides proposal resources to comply with exacting Federal agency requirements through SBIR expert speaker events, mentor services and electronic newsletter updates. Contact Director for newsletter.
The SBIR / STTR Program is open to any small, American-owned, for-profit technology business. The way to “get in the game” is to learn to write a competitive SBIR proposal. The SBIR Resource Center provides quarterly proposal writing workshops to accomplish that. Find the next SBIR workshop under events.
For further information, contact Barbara Stoller, Director of the SBIR Resource Center, at (505) 843-4105.
Please see our calendar of events page for more information on upcoming SBIR events.
Please see our resources page for more information on SBIR Resources.