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SBIR Phase II Awardees - FAQ

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What is the difference between the H4XLabs SBIR Program and the Navy STP Program?

The Navy STP (SBIR/STTR Transition Program) is geared toward companies pursuing an SBIR Ph III transition pathway with a government customer. Navy STP does a great job at connecting companies working to transition their technology to a program of record. The Navy STP program is open to all active SBIR/STTR awardees. The H4XLabs SBIR Program is open only to active ONR SBIR/STTR awardees and geared to helping companies find their commercial potential and build a go-to-market strategy to enter the non-government market. See for more information about the STP program.

Can I take part in both the Navy STP program and the H4XLabs program?

Absolutely. This assumes that you meet the eligibility requirements for both programs. In fact, it is encouraged.

Is this program an in-person program?

No, H4XLabs has always been both in-person and online, but recently with the current COVID situation, H4XLabs has gone all online.

How do I get more information about H4XLabs program for SBIR awardees?

Please send an email to to learn more.

What is the goal of this SBIR Phase II H4XLabs program?

The goal is to facilitate active Phase II companies who want to expand to or enter the commercial markets by strategizing and working to help them understand how to the companies, find customers, and ensure they have found product market fit for their products. This is done by H4XLabs leveraging the H4X process as created by BMNT, connecting the companies to BMNT's network of advisors, mentors, and potential customers, and exposing the company to BMNT's list of defense focused investors.

I am an not an active ONR SBIR phase II awardee,can I enter H4XLabs?

Yes, H4XLabs offers any dual-use or government first startup the ability to directly apply to H4XLabs independent of the ONR effort. The fees associated with H4XLabs will have to be paid by the company directly. If interested, please email us at

Which SBIR Awardees can apply?

Any awardee can apply, but ONR is offering active SBIR Ph II awardees admission free of charge.

How do I sign up?

Fill out this form and we will follow up with next steps. The signup deadline is 5/21 at 5pm PST Signup Here

Does H4XLabs cost anything?

For Active SBIR Ph II awardees the fees associated with H4XLabs are paid for directly by ONR.

Is the curriculum customized to my company?

There are two parts of H4XLabs curriculum. One which is the H4XLabs curriculum which is common for all awardees and then there is a custom portion that provides activities, mentors and advisors that are specific to the stage and type of company.

Does H4XLabs take any equity in the company

No, H4XLabs does not take any equity in the company as part of ONR sponsored program.