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Equity Sparks Innovation

Project Enginuity uplifts Black, Hispanic, Latino and women entrepreneurs, assisting them on their journey to secure non-dilutive capital and fuel innovation.

Accelerate change.
Be the spark.
Join our National SBIR accelerator.

Equity Sparks Innovation

Project Enginuity uplifts Black, Hispanic, Latino and women entrepreneurs, assisting them on their journey to secure non-dilutive capital and fuel innovation. 

Accelerate change.
Be the spark.

Join our National SBIR accelerator.

Program Overview

Project Enginuity, a National SBIR Accelerator, was designed to accelerate and empower 
Black, Hispanic, Latino and women innovators led by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business Partnership
 (DACC MBP) in collaboration with the Entrepreneurs’ Center 
(EC) and support from Chase.

Program participants receive expert training, which supports their application for necessary funding via Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. Businesses that receive non-dilutive capital from SBIR are able to explore their technological potential, profit from commercialization and build long-term wealth.

Be the Spark

Be the Spark

Be the Spark

Key Dates for 2022

August 29th

Applications Open

August 31st

Webinar: Topic TBD

Time TBD
September 14th

Webinar: Topic TBD

Time TBD
September 26th

Applications Close

October 24th

Welcome Webinar

Time TBD
October - December

Training Program Begins

Cohort #1: Oct 31, 2022 | Mon – Fri, 12–3pm EST

Cohort #2: Nov 14, 2022 | Mon – Fri, 12–3pm EST

Cohort #3: Nov 28, 2022 | Mon – Fri, 12–3pm EST

Cohort #4: Dec 12, 2022 | Mon – Fri, 12–3pm EST

A black woman in lab coat and protective glasses using science and technological equipment.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria. See APPLY to learn more.

  • Eligibility for SBIR Program
  • Within scope of R/R&D goals of SBIR
  • Program Initiatives
  • Market Opportunity
  • Dual Use Market Application (Government and Commercial Industry applications)
  • Commercialization Potential
  • Technical Feasibility
  • Team
  • Traction
  • Problem Solution Fit

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