The STTR funding and state grants we received have allowed us to
remain independent. We can just focus on doing the research and have
ultimate control over our company structure and the right time to pursue
commercialization of a product.
MTIP was my only help on the first grant, which would have been too much to tackle on my own in the time frame required. Without the SBIR, I would have had to take a job and not been able to start my company and explore this technology.