Vegrandis LLC, a Fayetteville, Arkansas based technology company has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the National Science Foundation for $500,000 to develop technology to rapidly detect pathogens in the water supply. There is also the potential to receive an additional $500,000 in Phase IIb funding for a total of up to $1 million. (more…)
March 4, 2005
February 27, 2005
A new database of small business grant awards to Arkansas small businesses is now available. The database lists small businesses awarded either a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant or a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant. Grant awards range from $42,750 to $750,000.
While a total of 24 SBIR/STTR small business grants were awarded in FY2003, the number of grants awarded in FY2004 (more…)
February 13, 2005
Matthew Lesko’s small business grants commercial appears on Little Rock cable with regular frequency. A recent visitor to the Land of Opportunity had been searching on Google for “Arkansas small business grants.” Backtracking from my statistics, I discovered a link to “Matthew Lesko Arkansas State Small Business Grants,” just below the link to the Land of Opportunity. Mr Lesko’s link and corresponding page were laced with keywords like: Free Business Government Grants, Free Government Business Money, and Woman Business Grants.
As Mr. Lesko claims there are 60 grants available within Arkansas, I had the idea for weekly series of posts on grants. This week we present the first two grants programs for child care businesses: (more…)
January 29, 2005
Two Arkansas small businesses enjoyed remarkable success in competition for NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I research grants, winning three grants. All three grants are targeted at development of high temperature electronics. The Phase I grants, ranging from $70,000 to $100,000, fund exploratory work with the opportunity to compete for a follow-on Phase II grant for as much as $750,000. (more…)
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