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About the SBIR/STTR Program

The SBIR/ STTR program is a Small Business Administration funded program to help small businesses fund innovations of interest to federal agencies. 

Click here to learn more about the SBIR/STTR Program 


How can the Washington State APEX Accelerator help? 

We offer no cost proposal guidance for Phase 1 applicants for any of the 11 participating federal agencies. The process starts with  registering as a client with the Washington State Accelerator. 

After initial intake, your APEX advisor may refer you to the SBIR/STTR Advisor for further assistance or may refer you to the next SBIR 101 presentation.

Our services include:

  • Providing individual  advisement regarding SBIR/STTR proposals
  • Linking APEX clients to other no-cost or low cost resources
  • Providing no-cost workshops
  • Providing assistance with other non-dilutive R&D funding opportunities such as OTAs 
  • Linking innovators to federal laboratories

What is the Innovation Station? 

Innovation Station is brought to you by the Washington State Apex Accelerator. 

Washington PTAC Partner links

The Washington State APEX Accelerator Program partners with state resources in order to provide a full array of support. 

Some of our partners include:

Northwest Tech Bridge assists innovators who are interested in working with the Navy

The Life Science Washington Institute provides support to life science innovators and start ups

Small Business Development Centers provides assistance with commercial market research, financial planning and more. 

Impact Washington helps manufacturers with job training, cyber security trainings, and much more. 


Contact Kate Hoy, SBIR/STTR Advisor,  khoy@thurstonedc.com



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