SBIR Bootcamp

The VelocityTX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Bootcamp is a fast-paced, demand-driven two-day program that will help you get started in the process of submitting a Phase I SBIR Proposal. Learn from national experts and network with fellow researchers and entrepreneurs in this cutting-edge 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.

Ready to learn more? Apply today – seating capacity is limited.

The inaugural SBIR Bootcamp will take place on April 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST.

Applications open on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and will close on Monday, March 28.

Registration fee for selection applicants: $250


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):

For Department of Defense (DOD) SBIR funding, the Principal Investigator must be fully employed by your organization and cannot be fully employed elsewhere.

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

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.