The State of Oregon has three grant programs connected to the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant programs. Two programs can be used to prepare Federal Phase I or Phase II SBIR applications. The third program includes matching grants for winners of Federal SBIR Phase I and Phase II awards.
The Small Business Innovation Research (or SBIR) program is a United States Government program, coordinated by the Small Business Administration, intended to help certain small businesses conduct research and development. Funding takes the form of contracts or grants.
An angel investor is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.
Venture capital is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).
Corporate venture capital is the investment of corporate funds directly in external startup companies where an investment made through an external fund is managed by a third party.