TABA for Department fo Education

Technical & Business Assistance (TABA) Program for SBIR Phase I and II Grant Awardees

Larta offers a comprehensive program of Technical & Business Assistance (TABA) for startups who have received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the US Department of Education.  

Program Overview

This program is dedicated to the successful commercialization of SBIR/STTR funded technologies and provides comprehensive commercialization assistance to all NSF SBIR and STTR Phase II awardees with Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) funds.

Who's Eligible?

All NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I and II grant awardees


Phase I – up to $6,500 paid by DoEd
Phase II – up to $50,000 paid by DoEd

Enrollment Deadlines

TABA funds to be requested with SBIR/STTR grant application. Awarded 6-9 months after SBIR/STTR proposal submission.


Phase I – 6-9 months alongside grant program
Phase II – 12-24 months alongside grant program


2-3 hours per week depending on products selected

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.

Phase I Awardees:
Commercialization Planning

Work with a dedicated market expert to create a ComPlan™ – the ‘Commercialization Plan’ is designed to outline how your early-stage invention will move from a research idea to a commercially-viable product in the marketplace.

A well-defined ‘Commercialization Plan’ is required to apply for a Phase II SBIR R&D grant.

Larta‘s ComPlan™ is a market-tested commercialization plan that demonstrates market and management competence, instills confidence, sets expectations and increases your chances of success. The ComPlan™ conveys that you as an entrepreneur/founder are in a position to pursue commercial applications of your R&D.

Larta’s subject matter expert (Principal Advisor) will work iteratively with the you to develop, test, and validate the ComPlan™, covering market opportunity, company and team, competition and IP, and finance and revenue model.

Phase II Awardees:
Commercialization Preparation

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

Based on your startup’s near/long term goals and objectives, Larta helps your company develop and execute plans and activities critical to the commercialization of new science and technology. 

Support from a Dedicated Expert

Collaborate with a dedicated ‘Principal Advisor’

Startup Education & Content

Access Larta’s library of resources, and attend monthly webinars with leading industry experts

Collaborate 1:1 with an expert Larta 'Principal Advisor' during the program. We have a team of 125+ highly experienced 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

Kwame Ulmer

Kwame Ulmer brings 20+ years of experience evaluating medical technologies in the government and serving in senior operating roles at medical device companies.
Principal Advisor

David Whelan

David is the CEO of BioScience LA.
Principal Advisor

Olga Yermolenko

Olga advises family office clients on social impact and venture investment opportunities and has diligenced over $450m worth of deals.
Principal Advisor

Rachel Costello

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

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. 

Scroll to Top