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 or seed fund provides capital for an early stage (even pre-revenue) company,usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.
Venture capital is a type of private equity financing that is provided by professionally managed firms to early (though not usually seed) stage and growth stage firms that are deemed to have disruptive market potential, or which are alraedy demonstrated high revenue growth.
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.