Business Grant Resources: Investment

Phase 0 Pilot Program

Time & Dates:
Open ended - first come, first served 

The program is designed to help Florida companies -- and particularly startup businesses that lack investment capital. Allowable expenses include consulting fees and professional fees, travel expenses and out-of-pocket expenses related to preparing the proposal for a SBIR or STTR grant. 

Employee salaries, expenses incurred prior to execution of a contract with Enterprise Florida, Inc., and expenses incurred following the submission of the SBIR or STTR proposal.

Contact Information:
Bill Spivey; VP, Capital Programs MaSBEC; (407) 956-5695

Grant Range:
Up to $3,000

Application Fee::

Additional Resources:
The Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program works with private investment funds licensed as SBICs to provide growth capital to U.S. small businesses. Although SBICs regulated by SBA, they are private, profit-seeking investment companies that make independent investment decisions. This link will provide you with the contact information needed to learn more about the SBIC Licensees in your state.


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