The Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership Hub (SHARPhub) provides resources and assistance -at no cost – to help turn early-stage life sciences technologies into viable startup companies. SHARPhub collaborates and shares resources and best practices with partners in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Individuals or companies accepted to be part of the SHARPhub program receive help developing their commercialization plan through the MAP (Mentoring, Assessment, and Planning) Program and pursuing early-stage funding through BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting (BBCetc) team’s expertise and knowledge via 1:1 SBIR/STTR assistance, tools, templates, and post-award management assistance. Educational programs and networking events complement SHARPhub program services and support the entrepreneurship ecosystem across the midwest region.
SHARPhub is made possible by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant* and is an initiative of BBCetc.