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H4XLabs Commercialization Program for SBIR Phase II Awardees

The Department of the Navy SBIR Program is offering active Phase 2 awardees entrance into H4XLabs Dual-Use Business Accelerator free of charge.

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Program Overview:

The H4XLabs Commercialization Program was created to help Phase II awardees branch out to or extend their reach into the commercial markets.

Stage 1 -

Workshops focused on commercialization

Stage 2 -

Focused 1:1 Company specific mentoring and advising

Stage 1 - Workshops (open to all)*

Dates: 6/1 - 7/13, 8AM-10AM PT/11AM - 1PM ET

*Must signup in advance - registration deadline is 5/28

Workshop Topics:

6/1 - Determining commercial potential of your SBIR-developed technology
6/15 - Building a plan for entering the commercial market 
6/29 - Exploring Business Models and Partnerships
7/13 - How to fund a dual use company


Stage 1 Details:

  • Each Session is 2 hours

  • Learn what is necessary to expand commercially

  • Ask experts for initial advice on plans

  • Hear from experts on best practices

  • Participate in a community of companies working on commercialization

  • Learn the questions to think about as you determine your company's path forward.

  • These workshops are meant for leaders in your company focused on expanding out commercially.

Stage 2 - Custom Commercialization Program*

Dates: 8/3 - 9/22

(limited slots available)

*Recommended attendance at Workshops and submit an application by 7/9

This is a program based on the Lean LaunchPad techniques for expanding your company (regardless of stage) in the commercial markets.

Stage 2 Goals:

  • Establish a strategy to extend into the commercial market

  • Determine the Product Market Fit of your solution

  • Facilitate finding the right path for going to market

  • Help determine the key activities that the company should pursue and focus their efforts

  • Connect the company to pertinent advisors, mentors, and SMEs 

  • Strategize with the company for its next growth steps

  • Introduce the company to potential private funding partners (as requested)

  • Focus on improving the company's Tech Readiness Level (TRL), Investor Readiness Level (IRL), Adoption Readiness Level (ARL)

The program is a participatory effort that provides advisory instruction around opening commercial markets, business consulting, and introductory services specific to your company. Your company is responsible for actually doing the work.  This is truly hands-on and requires a commitment not to only attend the sessions but to work on specific areas discussed. Commitment of time includes an expectation that the company’s senior leaders participate in the sessions.

Program Activities:

  • 8-10 weekly strategy sessions 1:1 with Advisors, Entrepreneurs and SMEs

  • Introductions to potential partners, advisors, & investors

  • Work on your commercialization efforts

  • These sessions are meant for senior members of your company

  • Each Session is 1-2 hours


Join our upcoming cohort starting in June! Signup deadline is 5/28 at 5pm PT

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or see this FAQ.

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