Commercialization Assistance Program for SBIR Phase II Grant Awardees

Larta is a vendor of the U.S. Department of Energy. We offer a Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for SBIR Phase II Grant Awardees. The program is designed to prepare your startup for commercialization and market entry.

Program Overview

The DOE is dedicated to the successful commercialization of SBIR/STTR funded technologies and provides comprehensive commercialization assistance to all DOE SBIR and STIR Phase II awardees.

These additional funds are referred to as Technical and Business Assistance (TABA).

Who's Eligible?

All DOE SBIR Phase II awardees.


Up to $50,000 “TABA” funds awarded by DOE

Enrollment Deadlines

Open enrollment after Phase II grant award


18-24 months alongside the SBIR Phase II grant


1-2 hours per week

Interested in joining this program?

Answer a few short questions, and our team will be in touch with next steps and more info.

What to expect.

Needs Assessment with a Dedicated Expert/Lead PA

Collaborate with a dedicated Larta Lead “Principal Advisor” to assess your startup’s current needs & status, and determine the most appropriate use of TABA funds for commercialization preparation.

Lead PA will also develop a road map and timeline for your Phase II engagement.

Commercialization Preparation

Based on your needs assessment, you will select one or several tools from Larta’s product portfolio – to help prepare your startup for commercialization and market entry. (41 commercialization services to select from, allocated budget worth 105 points)
You get a team of experts to deliver the selected services.

View menu of DOE CAP products & services.

Collaborate 1:1 with an expert Larta 'Principal Advisor' during the program. We have a team of 70+ highly experienced cleantech & energy focused mentors.

Our programs are led by seasoned industry experts with deep sector knowledge. Each startup is assigned a dedicated Principal Advisor to guide their journey from idea to sustainable enterprise.

Principal Advisor

Rachel Costello

Rachel led project management and business development for Tesla’s Energy Products Team.
Principal Advisor

Rita Hansen

Rita Hansen is CEO of Onboard Dynamics, a company that seeks to lower fuel costs and carbon emissions by removing refueling infrastructure barriers to driving natural gas vehicles.
Principal Advisor

Mark Juergensen

Mark brings over 25 years of success in energy technology commercialization and energy project development.
Principal Advisor

Joel Balbien

Joel is an accomplished & visionary consultant with proven success in managing the commercialization of CleanTech, Semiconductor, and Life Sciences technologies.

Utilize our proven products during your program to accelerate your startup.

Our portfolio of 30+ products & tools for startups have been designed & proven over 25-years to accelerate translating R&D ideas into sustainable enterprises. 

Our bench of highly experienced experts/mentors work 1:1 with startup founders to deliver our products, customized to your stage of growth and specific goals. 

Note: Legal & IP and Regulatory products are not included in the DOE CAP program’s menu of funded services.

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