SBIR/STTR Funding Programs

One-day SBIR/STTR Workshops

Annually, VelocityTX and SBIR Advisors host two one-day SBIR/STTR workshops. These educational events are a great opportunity to learn the basics of the SBIR and STTR programs, get your questions answered by an SBIR expert, and find out if SBIR or STTR are right for you.  Registration Fee: $250

2024 workshop dates: May 14th and October 24th  

Nine-Week SBIR/STTR Bootcamps

The VelocityTX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Bootcamp is a nine-week program that will guide you through the process of submitting a Phase I SBIR or STTR Proposal. Learn from experts who have secured over $400M in funding, network with fellow researchers and entrepreneurs, and increase your odds of success in securing SBIR/STTR funding in this cutting-edge, fast-paced program bringing non-dilutive federal funding to San Antonio. On average one in five Phase I proposals submitted with guidance from our partners at SBIR Advisors are funded. 

SBIR and STTR funding has many benefits: an SBIR or STTR 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/STTR Bootcamp will begin on July 18, 2024.

What Does it Cost?

You pay nothing unless your proposal is funded. 

For Phase I Submissions:

For Phase II Submissions:

Eligibility and Qualifications

The program is geared towards researchers and entrepreneurs with applicable dual-use technologies that have both military and civilian application. The program is perfect for individuals with minimal knowledge about SBIR and STTR funding who are submitting a Phase I proposal for the first time OR small businesses re-submitting their proposals to increase odds of success. Registrants should self-certify their eligibility to receive SBIR or STTR 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.


If your proposal is awarded funding:

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.