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Financing Your Startup in the Information Security Space Through Government Funds. Errol Arkilic The National Science Foundation Division of Industrial Innovation & Partnerships. Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships. Five Programs: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

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Financing your startup in the information security space through government funds

Financing Your Startup in the Information Security Space Through Government Funds

Errol Arkilic

The National Science Foundation

Division of Industrial Innovation & Partnerships


Division of industrial innovation and partnerships

Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships

  • Five Programs:

    • Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)

    • Industry/University Collaborative Research Centers (I/UCRC)

    • Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

    • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

    • Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)


The nsf mission

The NSF Mission

  • To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense


Financing your startup big themes

Financing your Startup:Big Themes

“Research is turning money into knowledge.

Innovation is turning knowledge into money”

- Geoff Nicholson VP 3M retired

Common misunderstanding between finance community and lead entrepreneurs: Perspective on Risk


Enterprise risk signature

Friends

And Family

Threshold

Technology Risk

NSF

SBIR/STTR

Threshold

Venture Capital Threshold

Finance Risk

People Risk

Strategic Partners

Threshold

Angel Capital Threshold

Market Risk

Enterprise risk signature


Take away

Take Away

  • There is Rationale behind the positions of the different types of resources available!

  • Know your potential funding partner

    • Stated needs

    • Real needs

    • Culture

    • Debt, Equity, Contract, Grants

  • Technology Risk: A finer cut


What is your technology stage

ResourcesAvailable

Growth

Public

Sector

Private

Sector

Market Penetration

Academic

Research

Innovation/

Translational

Research

Productization

Basic

Research

Technology

Maturity Level

Initial

Commercialization

Mature

What is your technology stage

?


Private effort to move out of the gap

Private effort to move out of “the gap”


Sbir and baa programs

SBIR and BAA programs

  • SBIR/STTR

    • Set aside

    • Department/Agency Culture

    • Customer/Investor

    • Grant/Contract

    • Justifies single-source contracts (post SBIR)

  • BAA

    • Contract R&D

    • More Resources… but


Sbir participating agencies

TOTAL ~ $2.3BEst. FY 2006

SBIR Participating Agencies

  • DODDefense

  • HHSHealth

  • NASASpace

  • DOEEnergy

  • NSF~$100 Million

  • DHSHomeLand Security

  • USDAAgriculture

  • DOCCommerce

  • EPAEnvironment

  • DOTTransportation

  • DoEDEducation


Take aways

Take Aways

  • Programs with the same name are different!

  • Contact the program prior to submission


Financing your startup

Financing Your Startup

  • First, Second and Third Question: Do you having something to justify “starting up”

  • Fourth Question: What is your “Risk Signature”?

  • Corollary:Where are you in the development cycle?

  • Fifth Question: Where are you geographically?


Thank you

Thank You

For more information Contact:

Errol Arkilic

[email protected]


Useful links

Useful Links:

http://www.zyn.com/sbir/

http://www.sbirworld.com

http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?org=IIP


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