The WIN (Western New York Incubator Network) is a collaboration between multiple New York incubators and startup small business assistance programs to offer participants help in achieving SBIR awards through funding their proposals. WIN’s SBIR Assistance Program connects participants with experts to help them prepare successful SBIR proposals and increase their chances of award receipt.
WIN SBIR Assistance Program Eligibility
To be eligible for this program, companies must submit their requests to the program no less than 60 days before the solicitation in question closes. A maximum of $4,000 is available to companies to assist with proposal preparation only. Applicants must submit a 1/2 page scope of work outlining the final deliverable product, the services required to achieve it, and the solicitation being applied for. In the event a company is granted WIN SBIR Assistance Program funding, the company must submit a copy of the application and cover letter along with proof that the proposal was submitted by the stated due date. The consultants’ invoice must also be sent to WIN, who will then reimburse the consultant for their services.
If you are planning on applying for any type of SBIR assistance in the state of NY or plan on joining an incubator or small business development program, consider applying to the WIN SBIR Assistance Program. All things being equal in terms of intellectual merit and commercialization potential, companies that have the help of trained experts in proposal preparation and submission are more successful than their counterparts who prepare their proposals without consultation. The WIN SBIR Assistance Program is completely free, so you have nothing to lose by applying.
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