Programs for SBIR Grant Awardees

We help SBIR/STTR grant awardees translate R&D into a commercially-viable enterprise

We help inventors & startups utilize SBIR/STTR government grant funding to move their idea from early-stage R&D to a sustainable enterprise for global impact.

Since 2004, we have partnered with government agencies to offer leading cohort-based Commercialization Accelerator Programs (CAP) and a robust menu of TABA (Technical & Business Assistance).

We guide & support grant applicants & awardees before, during & after the SBIR/STTR program.

We support Phase 1 and 2 grant  applications to increase your chances  of success. Our team & ecosystem can offer grant writing (via our partnership with OmniSync/TurboSBIR), letters of support, and qualifying statements.

We offer a range of Commercialization Assistance (CAP) programs for startups to accelerate their ideas. 

Our portfolio of ‘TABA’ (Technical & Business Assistance) products are designed for SBIR/STTR grant awardees at Phase 1 and 2 to accelerate the process of commercializing science and technology innovation.

For our SBIR program alumni and graduates, we offer a selective ‘Phase III’ funding accelerator offering. Learn more about our Funding Accelerator Program for seed and series-A investment.


startups participated in our Commercialization
Assistance Programs (CAP).


startups participated in our Technical & Business Assistance programs (TABA).

Because of Larta, I've grown from an innovator to the president of a public company. Larta showed me how to take my innovation and fly to the moon with it.

Loretta Mayer

Larta Alumni

Co-Founder & CEO

Commercialization Assistance & Accelerator Programs for Startups

Larta are the contracted agency for SBIR/STTR commercial accelerator programs in partnership with the DOE, NOAA, and USDA.

Technical & Business Assistance (TABA) – for DOE SBIR Phase I Grant Awardees

USDA Phase I SBIR Awardees
Commercialization Assistance

TABA Programs

Browse & apply to join our open-enrollment TABA programs for SBIR/STTR government grant awardees.

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

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

Technical & Business Assistance (TABA) – for SBIR Phase II Awardees

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

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

Collaborate 1:1 with an expert Larta ‘Principal Advisor’ during our SBIR and TABA programs. We have a team of 125+ highly experienced mentors.

Our SBIR/STTR programs and TABA products 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

Earle Hager

Earle is a strong thought leader with understanding of commercialization process in the evaluation of technologies and has worked on over 300 technology and business development projects.
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.
Principal Advisor

Min-Yi Shih

Min-Yi is a a multi-faceted technologist and an experienced business executive with key knowledge focuses on non-dilutive funding, R&D, defense, and medical equipment.
LeAnne C. Tourtellotte-01
Principal Advisor

LeAnne C. Tourtellotte

CEO and Co-Founder of JL Biosciences, experience in IP management, business development, strartup management, and commercializing technology in startups
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.

Access our global innovation platform & ecosystem.

Larta’s network includes some of the most forward-thinking startups, investors, businesses, philanthropists, community organizations, and government agencies.

Our innovation platform & ecosystem power our startup programs to accelerate new science & technology — by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding.


Through our programs, the pipeline of early-stage ideas we identify and select receive the nurturing they need, with access to specialized expertise, tools, and guidance, ensuring these concepts evolve from ideas into practical, impactful solutions.


Our ecosystem provides innovators with a supportive network that includes government bodies, industry leaders and academic institutions. This network not only offers resources but also valuable connections and partnerships, fostering an environment where innovative solutions can thrive and gain traction.


Funding is the lifeblood of nascent innovation. A diverse mix of financial support, encompassing non-dilutive funds, grants, debt, and equity, offered by Larta and its partners, ensures that first-of-a-kind climate change solutions have the financial backing necessary to be developed, scaled and make a tangible impact on the world.

Easily prepare SBIR grants like a pro. Increase your odds of success with OmniSync + Larta

Combine TurboSBIR’s easy-to-use software with Larta’s hands-on experience & network – OmniSync’s online tool is adept at guiding first-time and seasoned SBIR applicants to success.

Easily apply for an SBIR grant via TurboSBIR

Larta Institute has partnered with OmniSync – use their TurboSBIR product for easy SBIR grant applications.

Because Larta is a network-centric organization, they are as strong as their network, and what's more, they are very generous with their network...their network is in play and at the disposal of the SBIR companies in attendance.

Matthew E. Portnoy, PhD

Division of Special Programs
National Institutes of Health


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Each year, we select over 500 founders and ventures to join our startup accelerators. We provide innovators with access to our programs, ecosystem, and funding, which all play a vital role in supporting the development and implementation of their solutions.

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