SHARPhub Program

The SHARPhub helps faculty and trainee entrepreneurs establish and grow startup companies to develop biomedical technologies. Integral to the SHARPhub program is using the federal SBIR/STTR programs as an early stage funding mechanism.

Training and networking opportunities offered by SHARPhub are open to all interested university and regional entrepreneurs. More intensive assistance is reserved for SHARPhub Cohort Companies including:

  • One-on-one expert SBIR/STTR proposal development consulting

  • Access to a weekly webinar series on SBIR/STTR proposal elements

  • MicroGrants to assist with customer discovery and business startup costs

  • Assistance with market analysis and commercialization plan

  • Mentorship, one-on-one coaching, guidance and other practical resources

SHARPhub assistance is provided to cohort companies at no cost to them.

Evaluation Criteria for the Cohort program

SHARPhub applications are due March 5, 2019. SHARPhub cohort applications will be assessed on a competitive basis on the following criteria:

Expectations of Cohort companies:

  • Participate in a telephone interview with a BBCetc consultant to discuss SBIR/STTR project plans and eligibility
  • Commit to participate and meet deadlines during the program


Key Cohort Activities – Watch for 2020 Dates