Application deadlines for all Mini-Grant categories are June 15, 2019 for Pre-Accelerator participants and October 1, 2019 for Accelerator participants.  Participants may apply once for each category per year.  Mini-Grant awards are limited, awarded based upon merit, and are not guaranteed.

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Customer Discovery Mini-Grants:

  • $2,500 mini-grant available to qualifying startups in Pre-Accelerator or Accelerator program
  • Startups must submit an application for award of the mini-grant
  • Only one award per startup per year
  • Not a cash grant, but an allowance against which the startup may submit invoices for payment or requests for reimbursement
  • All expenses must be pre-approved by F³ Tech prior to payment
  • Intended uses of funds may include but are not limited to:
    • communication expenses with target customers
    • travel expenses to target customers
    • focus groups
    • interviews & surveys

Technology Validation Mini-Grants:

  • $10,000 mini-grant available to qualifying startups in Pre-Accelerator or Accelerator program
  • Startups much submit an application for award of the mini-grant
  • Only one award per startup per year
  • Not a cash grant, but an allowance against which the startup may submit invoices for payment or requests for reimbursement
  • All expenses must be pre-approved by F³ Tech prior to payment
  • Intended uses of funds may include but are not limited to:
    • lab expenses
    • consultant expenses
    • prototype expenses

Market Validation Mini-Grants:

  • $5,000 mini-grant available to qualifying startups in Pre-Accelerator or Accelerator program
  • Startups must submit an application for award of the mini-grant
  • Only one award per startup per year
  • Not a cash grant, but an allowance against which the startup may submit invoices for payment or requests for reimbursement
  • All expenses must be pre-approved by F³ Tech prior to payment
  • intended uses of funds may include but are not limited to:
    • market analysis & study expenses
    • consultant expenses
    • focus groups
    • interviews & surveys