RENO, Nev., Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After the success of its initial beta pilot platform, Reno-based startup InterKn launched its Early Adopters Program today as a subscription service to thousands of small businesses seeking Federal R&D funding nationwide.
"We see huge potential in this market, and we're eager to educate small businesses about the SBIR/STTR award process and help them deliver their products and services to the world," said Michael Pansky, InterKn's CEO and founder. "This is a big step in driving technological innovation forward."
InterKn is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that collects and analyzes data and trends on available Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding awards offered through Federal agencies seeking to increase private-sector commercialization of technological innovations. With cutting-edge machine learning and predictive analytics, InterKn aggregates data from participating agencies, providing a central repository of government contracting resources and analysis. Their patent-pending model also identifies which technologies and products have received Federal funding in the past as well as highlighting which technologies are receiving funding now, saving small businesses time by helping them to target awards they are best qualified for.
"The SBIR/STTR award programs are a largely untapped resource that not a lot of people know about or understand outside of traditional venture capital markets," said Pansky, who founded InterKn last August in San Francisco before moving back to his hometown of Reno to grow the company further. "We feel InterKn's services will be instrumental in delivering Federal R&D funding to entrepreneurs and companies on the forefront of technological breakthroughs."
In addition to its data and SBIR proposal application review services for small businesses, InterKn also provides service to government contractors and investment firms by tracking past award recipients and identifying promising acquisition and venture capital targets, delivering increased visibility for other organizations involved in the research and development of new tech products and services.
With the release of its open beta platform, InterKn hopes to deliver federal venture funding to underserved communities and generate increased participation in the technology space. For more information, visit their website at https://www.interkn.com.
InterKn, CEO & Founder
SOURCE InterKn, Inc.