LSW Institute Grant Program Information Sessions

9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

LSW Institute is announcing the second year of our SBIR/STTR Matching Fund and Washington Competes Grant Programs. 

With an 11-year discrepancy in life expectancy within the state we are fostering solutions that improve the health of all Washingtonians. These programs are intended to expand the pipeline of diverse and early-stage companies located throughout Washington. 

Applications open June 1 and close July 26 at 4:00 PM.  
Please contact to register.

  • Washington Competes (apply)
    • The Washington Competes program will be open to all Washington-based life science companies but will prioritize companies outside of King County, as well as companies that are women-owned or socially or economically disadvantaged.
    • Entrepreneurs who are developing solutions for improving the health of WA citizens and have an experimental proof of concept and some ideas of how the technology might be validated in the lab should attend (TRL of 4). 
    • Companies should be ready to raise a Series A within a year. 
    • Previous awardees.
    • June 27, 2024 | 9:00 – 9:30 AM PDT

  • SBIR/STTR Matching Fund (apply)
    • The SBIR/STTR Matching Fund program will focus on supporting companies outside of King County, where SBIR/STTR awards have been less common.
    • Companies must have a current SBIR/STTR award to be eligible. 
    • If you have received a fundable score and not yet received your NOA letter please register for the information session and apply for the grant.
    • Previous awardees.
    • June 27, 2024 | 9:30 – 10:00 AM PDT