Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are similar in that both programs seek to increase the participation of small businesses in Federal R&D and to increase private sector commercialization of technology developed through Federal R&D.
Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses including 7(a), 504 and disaster assistance loans.
Tennessee Valley Authority economic development offers a number of financing services and options to help new and existing companies with the financial resources they need to locate or expand in the Tennessee Valley.
Pathway Lending provides loans to small businesses lacking access to traditional financing, with emphasis on low- and moderate-income communities in the Southeast, resulting in new jobs and wealth creation.
TNInvestco - The Tennessee Small Business Investment Company Credit Act (the "Act") was signed into law on July 9, 2009. The Act offers $120 million in gross premiums tax credits to insurance companies that invest in companies certified by the State of Tennessee as "TNInvestcos." The purpose of the Act is to encourage and support investments in qualified small businesses that have the potential to transform the State of Tennessee's economy.
Battelle Ventures, L.P., and its affiliate fund, Innovation Valley Partners (IVP), have a combined $255 million under management to create and accelerate the development of early-stage technology companies with breakthrough solutions to key market problems.
The two funds, which invest side by side in all deals, actively seek to invest in the following three key areas:
Tech2020 (Technology 2020) has devoted incredible energy and attention to establish
capital sources for technology at many different stages of development.