NEW NCI SBIR Phase II Bridge Award: Bridging the Valley of Death

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs has announced the FY2012 SBIR Phase II Bridge Award, designed to support the next stage of development for previously funded NIH-wide SBIR Phase II projects in the areas of cancer therapeutics, imaging technologies, interventional devices, diagnostics and prognostics. The NCI intends to commit up to $10 million in fiscal year 2012 to fund up to ten new awards.Continue reading

New fund launches to finance startups

Firms vie for dollars at Invest Southwest as new fund is announce by Grayhawk

Companies appearing at the annual Invest  Southwest Capital Conference this week in hopes of landing seed money have a  little more reason to be optimistic this year.

While Arizona has largely been ignored when it comes to venture capital,  Grayhawk Capital of Arizona on Friday announced a $28.5 million venture-capital  fund that can be used to help finance growing companies and produce more  jobs.Continue reading