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.

Sydney Edwards
Principal Advisor

Sydney Edwards

Executive experience working with startups on product and strategy development and increasing portfolio values in the Biotech and Life Science Industry
Principal Advisor

Farahnaz Forozan

Farahnaz has a wide spectrum of expertise and experience on pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, clinical trials, and more, working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Genzyme, and LapCorp.
Principal Advisor

Lisa Geller

With a distinguished career as a seasoned intellectual property expert, Lisa has served as the Head of Intellectual Property for multiple leading companies, bringing a wealth of strategic vision and legal acumen to safeguarding intellectual assets. Her renowned expertise in IP related to life sciences industry has proven very beneficial in supporting bioscience startups.
Principal Advisor

Sunil Maulik

Sunil has held management positions at Pangea Systems, Tripos (NASDAQ:TRPS), Hoffmann-La Roche (NYSE: ROCHE), Oxford Molecular (LSE: OXMOL), and IntelliGenetics.

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. 

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