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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 Through Government Funds

  • 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 Through Government Funds

  • 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: Through Government Funds 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 Through Government Funds

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 Through Government Funds

  • 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

Resources Through Government Funds Available

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

?



Sbir and baa programs
SBIR and BAA programs Through Government Funds

  • 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 ~ $2.3B Through Government Funds Est. FY 2006

SBIR Participating Agencies

  • DOD Defense

  • HHS Health

  • NASA Space

  • DOE Energy

  • NSF ~$100 Million

  • DHS HomeLand Security

  • USDA Agriculture

  • DOC Commerce

  • EPA Environment

  • DOT Transportation

  • DoED Education


Take aways
Take Aways Through Government Funds

  • Programs with the same name are different!

  • Contact the program prior to submission


Financing your startup
Financing Your Startup Through Government Funds

  • 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 Through Government Funds

For more information Contact:

Errol Arkilic

[email protected]


Useful links
Useful Links: Through Government Funds

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

http://www.sbirworld.com

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


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