LANL Pro­grams In­clude:

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Mar­ket In­tel­li­gence Re­source – Re­search/tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance hours worth up to $20,000 ($10,000 for Ber­nalillo County busi­nesses). As­sis­tance may in­clude test­ing, de­sign con­sul­ta­tion, tech­nol­ogy as­sess­ments, etc. and must not be af­ford­able through the pri­vate sec­tor. Help writ­ing gov­ern­men­tal tech­nol­ogy-re­lated grant pro­pos­als. As­sis­tance is pro­vided by San­dia Labs, LANL, UNM or the NM Man­u­fac­tur­ing Ex­ten­sion Part­ner­ship. Grace Brill, (505) 577-6844, ge­brill@com­

Spring­board Pro­gram – Spring­board pro­vides ex­pert coach­ing and men­tor­ing for com­pa­nies fac­ing a strate­gic de­ci­sion such as se­cur­ing fund­ing, ver­i­fy­ing a busi­ness model, build­ing a man­age­ment team or pen­e­trat­ing a new mar­ket. Grace Brill, (505) 577-6844 ge­brill@com­

Coach­ing & Net­work­ing – Coach­ing and net­work­ing for small busi­nesses and en­trepreneurs: LINK uses a com­mu­nity’s own net­works and re­sources to har­ness so­cial cap­i­tal for en­trepreneurs. A com­mu­nity-based fa­cil­i­ta­tor meets with the en­tre­pre­neur to un­der­stand his or her needs, then pro­vides con­nec­tions to net­works and re­sources that help start, grow or im­prove the busi­ness. Elmer Salazar, (505) 667-5720,

Ven­ture Ac­cel­er­a­tion Fund – The Ven­ture Ac­cel­er­a­tion Fund ( VAF) in­vests in cre­at­ing and grow­ing North­ern New Mex­ico busi­nesses that have an as­so­ci­a­tion with LANL tech­nol­ogy or ex­per­tise. It funds up to $100,000 per pro­ject to busi­nesses that use tech­nol­ogy for com­mer­cial ap­pli­ca­tions with mar­ket de­mand. Use of VAF awards in­cludes ac­tiv­i­ties such as proof of con­cept, pro­to­typ­ing, prod­uct en­gi­neer­ing, cus­tomer ac­qui­si­tion and mar­ket val­i­da­tion. Belinda Padilla, (505) 667-9896,

The New Mex­ico Small Busi­ness As­sis­tance (NMSBA) Pro­gram –

This pro­gram of­fers tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance to New Mex­ico small busi­nesses. Busi­nesses with a tech­ni­cal chal­lenge that re­quires na­tional

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