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Seed Capital Accelerator Program

USF Research Foundation's Seed Capital Accelerator Program (Seed Accelerator) for Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) affiliated companies was designed to support and provide funds to new and existing TBTI affiliated startups that were formed based on the licensing of USF technologies. The new program will provide up to $50,000 of loan funding to enable startups to quickly improve the odds of overcoming immediate obstacles to commercialization that would provide a measurable outcome and return on investment in the near term.

The objective of the Seed Accelerator program is to help companies reach specific goals in a year or less, allowing startups to reach critical development milestones and get to market quicker. TBTI and Patents & Licensing will provide support and training along the way and supervise funded tasks. The funding provided to companies will be based upon agreed project objectives being met, and may be used to build prototypes, obtain materials, pay salaries, contract for services and assistance outside the university, or cover other expenses as approved.

Round Seven Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, September 30th, 2016

For more information on the Seed Accelerator program, contact the USF Research Foundation, Inc. at (813) 974-1082.

Office Location:
USF Research Foundation, Inc.
3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33612-9220

Campus mailpoint:
30338 USF Holly Dr.

Contact List

Telephone: (813) 974-1082

Fax: (813) 396-9313

Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.
President and CEO
USF Research Foundation


3702 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 165
Tampa, FL, 33612-9445

Phone: 813.974.5570
Fax: 813.974.4962

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