Air Force Research Laboratory’s Technology Acceleration Project, a program developed and launched by the EC, in partnership with the Wright Brothers Institute, identifies, assesses and commercializes technologies that support Air Force missions. Since inception, this program has supported more than 400 small businesses across the US and has resulted in more than $320M in capital to further develop and commercialize technologies. SBIR-TAP is your chance to work with experienced entrepreneurs to unlock the commercial potential of your technology. It’s an opportunity to showcase your concepts to government and industry leaders and investors, gain valuable feedback, and increase your chance at receiving subsequent funding.
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"The Entrepreneurial Center provided me great resources during the most critical time of my start-up…… “my pre-start-up stage”. Having an inexpensive dedicated space that I could focus on my business plan and strategy was key. In addition, the human resources available to me during this stage was very useful. Having access to people that had experience in business was very important and the Entrepreneurial Center both had these people internal as well as connected me with many other people to assist me in the development of my business."
"The EC played an enormous role in taking our business to the next level. They provided us with essential resources including a connection to an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) at the EC. Karen Posey, President of KP Strategies, has been our secret weapon. Karen has helped us think about what was possible and provided resources to prepare us for the exponential growth we are experiencing. Working with a WBENC certified female-run business is especially important to us! Thank you to the EC for all the support you've provided!"
"I am so blessed and thankful for everyone that has helped us get to this point. Much to do, improve and perfect. But to be able to breathe a little is priceless. It has had many twists and turns, many blessings, and a ton learned. And I could have never done it without your help and EC/ESP"