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NSF Grant Awards

The National Science Fund has opened their SBIR/STTR solicitation. The solicitation is due June 10, 2014. The program invites proposals from small businesses across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. If you are successful, you will receive a grant of up to $150,000 for a 6-month development/feasibility project. You can then compete for more »

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A Lovely Lady’s Product

Cheryl Caspi, like many thought she had no option other than working for large and often unethical corporations. Quite literally sick to her stomach, she was led by her doctor to follow her heart instead. She took a plunge and started a small company, making and selling what she always had a true passion for: more »

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Developing a Bright Star

Bright Star Schools is 501(c)3 non-profit organization currently operating five high-performing charter schools in the Mid-City and San Fernando Valley regions in Los Angeles. For the 2013-14 school year Bright Star will proudly serve over 1900 students. Students strive to achieve academic excellence, accept responsibility for their futures, and embrace school as family. Bright Star more »

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Floral Fancies

Outset Cornwall is a convergence funded program which started in October 2009 with the aim of supporting under-represented groups from Cornwall to start their own business. The business start-up training organization, profiling their client Sharon Grant and her company Floral Fancies. Sharon discusses how Outset helped her to get her business off the ground.   more »