Leading SBIR Technology Acceleration

By driving connections and providing commercialization resources.

The Entrepreneurs Center: a center for entrepreneurial excellence. We drive meaningful connections and provide significant commercialization resources to small businesses, tech startups and research institutes.

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In partnership with The Air Force Research Laboratory and Wright Brothers Institute in Dayton, OH, our Technology Acceleration Programs (TAP) have served hundreds of companies in understanding SBIR programs, discovering business value within technologies, and developing commercialization pathways.

This TAP infrastructure encourages the development of innovative, market oriented, technology-based products and services.

Our Programs

Finding Commercial Value

» Phase I

In-person (via zoom for now), hands on training for Phase I awardees to find commercial and defense value in their technologies. Post-award program.

Business Development

» Phase II

In-person (via zoom for now), hands-on training for Phase II awardees to better meet the business development needs for commercial opportunities. Post-award program.

Building Business Acumen

» Self-Guided Training

This online training program includes nine (9) business acumen course modules to be distributed to program participants via online video training.

Leaders & Partners

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Associates & Staff

  • Scott Koorndyk
    Scott Koorndyk Entrepreneurs' Center, President
  • Paul Jackson
    Paul Jackson Entrepreneurs' Center, Vice President of Strategic Programs
  • Lauren Tiffan
    Lauren Tiffan Entrepreneurs' Center, Director of Strategic Programs
  • LeKeisha Grant
    LeKeisha Grant Entrepreneurs' Center, Commercialization Program Manager
  • Eric Hill
    Eric Hill Wright Brothers Institute, Technology Broker
  • Kim Frazier
    Kim Frazier Entrepreneurs' Center, Director of Growth Initiatives

Have an idea you want the Air Force or Space Force to see?

airforcetechconnect.org – This portal is an avenue where companies can go to get connected to the Air Force & Space Force arena to share collaborative ideas and insights. From there, the Air Force’s directorates match and review submissions and provide feedback to companies.

For more information, contact sbirtap@ECInnovates.com or call us at 937-210-4513