Wells Fargo and Tuck Announce Scholarship Program for Diverse Businesses

Wells Fargo and Tuck Announce Scholarship Program for Diverse Businesses

Wells Fargo announced it is extending its investment in diverse business development amounting to over $200,000 impacting 48 diverse businesses in the past two years. The Wells Fargo Scholarship Fund for Diverse Businesses in collaboration with the Tuck School of Business. Funds 24 scholarships per year for the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Programs, certified minority, women, veteran, LGBT, and disabled-owned business entrepreneurs will be able to attend Tuck. “We’re proud to continue our work with the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Program,” said Regina O. Heyward, senior vice president and head of Wells Fargo Supplier Diversity. “Diverse-owned businesses ...
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MIT Solve Global Challenge

MIT Solve Global Challenge

With more than US$650,000 in potential funding up for grabs, MIT’s Solve Challenges, headed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, aims to seek solutions for prominent issues by supporting and funding concepts around the world. Open to entrepreneurs around the world, the competition accepts technology-based solutions at all stages of development whether it’s in the idea stage, prototype, pilot, growth or scale stage, with criteria based on its potential for impact, scalability, feasibility and innovative approach. Solve's four Global Challenges on Coastal Communities, Frontlines of Health, Teachers & Educators, and Work of the Future are closing for new submissions on July 1, ...
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challenges, Funding, Funding, funding, potential, solutions, stage, world
Female Founders in Tech Competition 2018

Female Founders in Tech Competition 2018

A stellar opportunity for female-founded #InsurTech startups. Apply for the new 2018 #InsurTech Program powered by Quesnay Inc. Receive visibility, funding, mentorship, and connections to corporate partners. The expanded Female Founders in FinTech 2018 supports female-led startups and facilitates partnerships across FinTech, InsurTech, and MediaTech. The Female Founders in Tech Competition was launched in 2017 to address the lack of visibility, funding, and mentorship available to female-led startups while also facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships among startups and corporate partners. See more here https://www.quesnays.com/ffit-2018 ...
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Are you a game changer? Get funded!

Are you a game changer? Get funded!

Call for Proposals - Shell Innovation Challenge Shell GameChanger seeks early stage innovative technology solutions in the following categories for funding and partnership opportunities. First phase funding will range USD $150K-300K over a period of no more than 12 months. Submissions due June 30! New Energies Oil and Gas Solar Fuels Grids of the Future Digitalization Machine Learning New Routes to Oxygenated Intermediates Safety and Sustainability Real-Time Monitoring, Control, and Data Analytics Improved Hydrocarbon Recovery Novel Wells Technologies Geosciences – Carbonates Shell GameChanger applies the following criteria for consideration: Novelty – Is the idea fundamentally different and unproven? Valuable – ...
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Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies

Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies

Research, develop and validate carbon dioxide capture transformation materials, processes, and enabling technologies at bench scale for pulverized coal or natural gas fire power plants that enable step-change reductions in current CO2 capture costs and energy penalties in support of DOE's Carbon Capture Program goal. Submissions for this funding opportunity close on Sep 28, 2018.    ...
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NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I Deadline Extended! July 10, 2018

NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I Deadline Extended! July 10, 2018

NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I Deadline Extended! The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I proposal deadline has been extended by one month from June 14, 2018 to July 10, 2018. We have heard from the community that the new registration requirements are taking some users longer than expected. We hope that extending the proposal submission deadline by one month will provide organizations with sufficient time to complete the new registration requirements to submit a proposal. Please refer to the Apply Timeline on our website for more information about registration requirements and how to submit a proposal ...
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EDA releases i6 Challenge ($16M) & Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant Competition ($5M)

EDA releases i6 Challenge ($16M) & Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant Competition ($5M)

At the heart of these businesses are some of America’s most creative and hardworking dreamers and doers: entrepreneurs! Embodying the American spirit, these intrepid individuals tirelessly push forward every day, breaking barriers with innovative technologies and services to create the high-skill, high-wage jobs that help advance the U.S. economy. EDA recognizes how influential entrepreneurship is in building resilient, regional economies, and today EDA is excited to announce that the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program has been published and the competition is now open! With up to $21 million available through the 2018 RIS NOFO, this ...
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Ignite Buffalo a $100,000 grant - Proposals Due June 13, 2018

Ignite Buffalo a $100,000 grant – Proposals Due June 13, 2018

Ignite Buffalo is a business grant and mentorship program that promotes sustainable growth, job creation, and ongoing education to local small business owners. Finalists selected will be in the running to receive a business grant of up to $100,000 and free access to a curated mentorship program in collaboration with a series of local and national partners. Within this program, business owners will gain access to industry experts offering ongoing educational programming, access to resources, and curated workshops. 27 Grants will be awarded in total, ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. Deadline 06/13/18 12-noon EDT See more details here https://www.ignitebuffalo.org/ ...
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IIC North America presented by Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is Due May 29, 2018

IIC North America presented by Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is Due May 29, 2018

The Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is the flagship initiative of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE). Awarding over one million dollars in prizes each year to Inclusive Innovators: organizations around the world that are using technology to solve a grand challenge of our time — to create shared prosperity by reinventing the future of work. The 2018 Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC): North America is presented by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation - registration deadline for IIC North America is May 29, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to ...
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Webinar: How to win a grant: Practical Tips & Advice from an Evaluator

Webinar: How to win a grant: Practical Tips & Advice from an Evaluator

Thinking about submitting a grant? Have you submitted a grant in the past and you were not successful? Not sure how grants are scored or who makes the decision? Thinking about SBIR? Thinking about federal funding or possibly approaching a foundation? Not sure what you are doing? Come learn practical hands-on tips and advice from us, an industry expert, that you can use right away in your next proposal to help win your next grant. The 1-hour of fun (starting at 2 pm EST on May 17th) will include: How to find a grant writer & funding: 5 quick tips How ...
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Round 8 of Regional Economic Development Council Competition

Round 8 of Regional Economic Development Council Competition

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched Round VIII of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative, officially kicking off the annual competition for more than $750 million in state economic development resources. On May 1, 2018, the online Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) will open to applicants across the five-county Western New York (WNY) region, which includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara. The deadline for CFA submissions is Friday, July 27th at 4 pm. Applications must be submitted online. No late submittals will be accepted by the online system after 4 pm on July 27th. The WNY REDC and Empire State ...
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DARPA Challenge - Industry Day Registration May 23

DARPA Challenge – Industry Day Registration May 23

More than $10 million in prize money for the first place team that successfully launches to low Earth orbit within days’ notice; completes a second launch from a different site days later ...
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SBIR/STTR in Rochester, NY

SBIR/STTR in Rochester, NY

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Rochester, NY on Monday, June 18, 2018, to present non-dilutive technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Individual program managers from up to 11 participating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early-stage funding will participate in this one-day event alongside technology entrepreneurs and state innovation ecosystem members. If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity. Agenda Highlights Learn how to access local and state resources available to innovators, researchers, and technology entrepreneurs SBIR Agencies Funding Priorities Overviews ...
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Pitch with Purpose

Pitch with Purpose

Today at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Team Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), announced that applications are open for Pitch with Purpose, our global pitch competition celebrating and rewarding diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good. Three finalists will pitch live this fall, and the grand prize winner will take home a prize package worth $20K, including $15,000 in cash, thanks to Johnson & Johnson, a Dell laptop, mentoring and more. SEE MORE HERE ...
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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Curating and collecting upcoming opportunities & opportunities. Here is the latest in funding upcoming opportunities. Regional & NYS Business Plan Competitions: Several regions across Upstate NY are hosting local business plan competitions: Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western NY, Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Southern Tier and Central NY. Undergraduate and graduate students from these regions can apply to pitch ideas in various categories including Clean Tech. The winners will advance to the New York Business Competition Finals held at SUNY Poly on April 27. The grand prize is $20,000. Spending Bill Passes; Funds for Clean Energy: Congress cleared a spending bill for the 2018 fiscal year that ...
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Quick & Dirty Tips For Navigating That Darn Instruction Manual

Quick & Dirty Tips For Navigating That Darn Instruction Manual

Amidst all of the requirements for completing an application, it is very easy to become lost, confused, or to lose track of simple tasks. While you may at times become frustrated, wondering whether you missed something or why you can not seem to find that one item that you need, chances are that whatever you are looking for is buried somewhere inside the instruction manual. It is not your fault. Some agencies appear to thrive off the complexity of their application process as what would appear to be a "got yeah" on tiny tucked out of the way technicality. We ...
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How does Evaluation play into your proposal

How does Evaluation play into your proposal

We all know that grants are about results. In most proposal solicitations you will be asked to include an evaluation plan in your proposal so you can document whether you have been successful or sometimes that language "include an evaluation plan" is called something else. In SBIR-land, solicitations will ask you indicate what success looks like and how you are going to demonstrate outcomes on your specific aims through analysis (shhh - don't tell them they are secretly looking for an evaluation plan). Typically, in all federal proposals, you must include how you will evaluate your project by stating when you will ...
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A Multifaceted Approach to Proposal Planning

A Multifaceted Approach to Proposal Planning

When was the last time you planned out your approach process for a proposal? When was the last time you thought about evaluation or your outcomes in relation to your budget or your team, or for that matter, your team and your budget and your proposal in relation to each other? Can you do what you say you are going to to do with the budget you are proposing with the team you have in the time frame allotted? Maybe you have been lucky and have been funded and this hasn't been a concern for you or your team. However, ...
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Funding, General, Grant, Grant writing, Grants
5 things you must complete before applying for SBIR/STTR funding

5 things you must complete before applying for SBIR/STTR funding

NCI SBIR posted this a while back and we thought that we would share this and as well as provide a bit more detail to you regarding the 5 things you must complete before applying for SBIR or STTR funding. DUNS (http://bit.ly/1SzNtMc ) A Data Universal Number System (D-U-N-S) number is a 9-digit designation provided to companies or organizations through Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), a company that researches businesses and provides information on them for credit or other decisions. Companies often elect to get a D-U-N-S number for use in international business, and many non-profit organizations apply for the number so that ...
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Upcoming Events & Opportunities (SBIR Phase 0)

Upcoming Events & Opportunities (SBIR Phase 0)

All sorts of events and coming up. Here is a small sampling of the ones that caught our eye. (ooh...SBIR Phase O? What is that?) SBIR Phase 0 program The New York City Regional Innovate Node (NYCIN) has launched a new program to identify and improve the preparation of potential applications for the NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 program. Phase 0 will support eligible teams and existing companies to participate in a 7-week national I-Corps cohort. Teams may receive up to $25,000 in reimbursements for customer-discovery related expenses. SunShot Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize DOE program aimed at addressing time-sensitive market problems in the solar industry. The program ...
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Funding, General, Grant, Grant writing, Grants, SBIR, Small Business, Startup
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