The START program is a nationally-recognized, Massachusetts-based, unique feeder system that helps SBIR companies capitalize on their SBIR funds and arm them with the capital, experience, mentoring and networks they need to transition to high-growth companies in Massachusetts. It has provided a diverse group of 40 high-tech projects with $9 million and the resources and […]
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MassVentures today announced the 2015 START program winners. Each has received a grant to help grow employment opportunities, promote manufacturing and commercialization, and stimulate innovation across the Commonwealth. As of today the START program will have awarded $9 million to 40 Massachusetts SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase II companies. The START program is a three […]
Today MassVentures received the 2015 Tibbets Award for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Targeted Technologies (START) program, which has awarded $6,000,000 to 27 technology companies over the past three years. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the SBIR program, and is presented to companies, supporting organizations, and individuals […]
MassVentures today announced it participated in the latest round of financing for lifeIMAGE. The $17.5 million round of financing led by Cambia Health Solutions (Portland, Ore.) will be used to expand resources for its growing customer base, increase the breadth of its network capabilities and implement the next phases of its go-to-market strategy. Lack of […]
Thank you to all that submitted for the 2015 START program. Applications are now closed. We received a terrific response and look forward to reviewing all applications. This year (2015), the fourth year of the START program, MassVentures intends to: award ten (10) new “Stage I” grants of $100,000 each, award five (5) new “Stage […]
MassVentures invites all eligible companies to submit now for the 2015 START program. This very successful program, now in its 4th year, has awarded 27 companies $6M in funding. Learn more: What is START? START is a program funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to assist Massachusetts companies that have received SBIR Phase II funding […]
MassVentures has always been a proud supporter of MassChallenge, the world’s largest accelerator program. MassChallenge officially kicked off the call for startup applications to the 2015 accelerator program.This year, Governor Charlie Baker joined the global launch. Application deadline is April 1. Get a recap of all the action and apply here.
SBANE and MassVentures invite you to the kick-off of START 2015! It’s a networking event for the entire START and SBIR community. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other innovators, funders and advisors involved in many levels of the SBIR program. We anticipate a strong turnout from past winners of the START program […]
MassVentures, the early-stage venture capital firm focused on fueling the innovation economy in Massachusetts, announced today the 2014 START Stage III program winners. Each has received a $400,000 grant to help grow employment opportunities, promote manufacturing and commercialization, and stimulate innovation across the Commonwealth. The winners of the Stage III awards are: Artaic Artaic combines modern […]
SBANE’s Women’s Business Committee is proud to host the first ever Boston NAVSEA SBIR Workshop to actively increase the participation of Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) in the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Take part in this event to learn how your company can understand not only what the Navy is looking for but also […]
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