SBIR Bootcamp

The VelocityTX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Bootcamp is a one-day program that will help you get started in the process of submitting a Phase I SBIR Proposal. Learn from experts who have secured over $240M in funding and network with fellow researchers and entrepreneurs in this cutting-edge, fast-paced program bringing non-dilutive federal funding to San Antonio.

SBIR funding has many benefits: an SBIR grant is not a loan and does not require you to give up equity. Additionally, SBIRs are a stable, predictable source of funding that will enable you to keep your intellectual property rights.

The next SBIR Bootcamp will be held September 14, 2023.

Eligibility and Qualifications

The program is geared towards researchers and entrepreneurs with applicable technologies. Registrants should self-certify their eligibility to receive SBIR grant funding. To qualify for SBIR funding, an organization must meet the SBA requirements for a Small Business Concern (SBC):

More detailed information on who qualifies for SBIR funding can be found on the SBIR’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

For more information on dates for upcoming SBIR funding opportunities, please visit

About the DOD Funding Opportunity

The knowledge and skills you will gain through this bootcamp may apply to many grant solicitation opportunities. The bootcamp dates are aligned with the expected pre-release of the Joint DoD SBIR 22.2 / STTR 22.B funding opportunity in April 2022.

The expected timeline for this opportunity (subject to change) is:

Pre-Release: April 20, 2022

Open: May 18, 2022

Close: June 15, 2022 at 12 p.m. ET

For more information about DoD funding opportunities, please visit the DoD SBIR/STTR website.


Learning Objectives

Incubator Program

The Incubator Program is designed to scale early-stage bioscience companies by providing long-term support and includes office and meeting space, access to industry experts, mentors, and more.

CEO Roundtable

The CEO Roundtable is an exclusive membership program that brings together executives from non-competing bioscience and healthcare companies to foster innovation, collaboration, and connections.