Monthly Archives: July 2017

SBIR Road Tour Is Grant Funding Really Available to Entrepreneurs? In July, I attended a workshop with representatives from government agencies that implement SBIR grants for businesses at the research stage.  SBIR stands for Small Business Innovation Research, and the program is often called America’s Seed Fund.  iRobot is an example of a company that started with...
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Supporting Local Foods Has Many Benefits Through our grant program, Ag Ventures Alliance has been supporting local foods initiatives in Iowa and Southern Minnesota for several years. For our part, it is good business but it also has many community and economic development benefits, as well. The definition of “local foods” is somewhat. Different customers for...
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