USDA SBIR Phase II 2023

  • December 27, 2022

Attention Phase I USDA SBIR winners – deadlines for the 2023 FY Phase II FOA will be announced by January 2023 🌽 💦 🐄

Budgets: From the bottom up, not the top down

  • November 3, 2022

Best practice for budget building – always start at $0 and add the most crucial costs first. This methodology insures your grant budget will be reasonable and accurate .📊

Words to avoid when drafting a grant proposal

  • October 20, 2022

Certain words or phrases can be a red flag to reviewers and undermine the credibility of your overall proposal. 📝🚩 Here is what not to say when addressing reviewers, regardless of what type of grant you are applying for

Red flag/Green flag

  • October 6, 2022

What does your potential team say about your readiness to apply for large scale non-dilutive funding? Possibly more than you think. If you see any of these red flags in your project team think twice before applying 🛑 ✋ 🚩


  • September 22, 2022

While they can be a helpful space saver, please be sure to spell out all acronyms during their first use in your proposal. 🤔❓❔ 🤷‍♀️

5 Things Funders Want to Know

  • September 8, 2022

When it comes to non-dilutive funding like grants, what the funder is looking for is no mystery.📚

30 Days Away from Deadline?

  • August 25, 2022

Our proven process for success requires an iterative, collaborative process with our clients that takes ~30 days on average. ⏰

Congratulations to Enygma Ventures!

  • August 16, 2022

We have some exciting news regarding the outcome of the 2021 USAID CATALYZE 2021 USAID CATALYZE Innovative Blended Finance Challenge. Congratulations to our client, Enygma Ventures! 🏆

NSF Regional Innovation Engines – Type 2

  • August 4, 2022

There are two distinct proposal types within the NSF’s Regional Innovation Engines Program offer. Here is what you need to know about Type 2 proposals. 🎯