K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

Whether you’re just getting started or are ready to take your established business to a new level, find the right resources for your next step.

SBIR-STTR Funding for High-Tech Companies


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs help startups and small businesses transform their high risk, high-impact technologies into marketable products and services that solve problems.

Loan/Grant Amount: Up to $35,000 for Phase I; Up to $50,000 for Phase II


  • Hennepin County
  • Minnesota
  • Lending Resources
  • Government Resources
  • Loans, grants, access to capital
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
  • Second stage businesses (10+ employees)

Why is this service free?

To make it easier for businesses to find the right resources in one place, Elevate HennepinSM lists free resources funded by trusted partners, including The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the City of Minneapolis, and other Hennepin County cities and partners.

Languages spoken

  • English