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What is SBIR Phase 0 program at HSC Next?

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 0 program at HSC Next assists small businesses in applying for nondilutive federal funding through America's Seed Fund. Whether companies receive federal funding through SBIR or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), this funding is instrumental in growing companies with innovative technologies. Given the complex and competitive nature of securing nondilutive federal funding, HSC Next's SBIR Phase 0 team is here to assist companies in their pursuit of SBIR/STTR funding. 

Why Apply?

  • Potential for multi-million dollar awards
  • Retain 100% ownership
  • Awards cover indirect and direct costs
  • Guaranteed 7% profit in each award

Program Benefits

  • Grant writing guidance with SBIR experts
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Technology assessments
  • Increased likelihood of successful submittal

Eligibility Criteria

Is your company a registered business in Tarrant County with fewer than 500 employees? Does your company have innovative research or technology with market potential and meet federal requirements  for Phase 1 grants? If yes, then apply today!

Phase 0 Process


Complete the form to tell us more about your company.

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Select companies will meet weekly with their cohort and be assigned an expert mentor.


Pursue non-dilutive grant funding through America's Seed Fund.

Follow Up

Confirm proposal successfully submited, reviewer comments and notification of award.

Cohort Companies

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