TABA Program for NIH

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 National Institutes of Health (NIH).  

Program Overview

This program is dedicated to the successful commercialization of SBIR/STTR funded technologies and provides comprehensive commercialization assistance to all NIH SBIR and STTR Phase II.

Who's Eligible?

All NIH SBIR/STTR Phase I and II grant awardees


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

Enrollment Deadlines

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


Phase I – 6-12 months alongside grant program
Phase II – 12-36 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

Collaborate 1:1 with a dedicated subject matter expert (Principal Advisor) to assess your startup’s current needs & status and determine the most appropriate use of your TABA funds for commercialization preparation.

Based on your assessment, you will select one or several menu services from Larta’s product portfolio – to help prepare your startup for commercialization and market entry. Larta’s portfolio consists of 30+ products and tolls for startups, including Sales and Marketing, Capital Raise, Growth and Scale, IP Protection, and many more.

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 subject matter expert, also known as a ‘Principal Advisor.’

Startup Education & Content

Access Larta’s library of resources, and attend monthly webinars with leading industry experts on crucial topics for commercialization.

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

Tania Fernendez

Dr. Fernandez brings to Larta deep domain expertise in the biotech and healthcare industry both from a technology and a financing perspective.
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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