External Funding Opportunities

Research Funding

GESAwards

Deadline: September 15, 2022

GESAwards provides the opportunity for startups from any corner of the world to showcase their products to a global audience, connect and build significant partnerships, facilitate business opportunities, and compete towards being crowned the Edtech Startup of the year.

GESAwards is a joint venture between partners from the six continents and has built a community of +5000 EdTech Startups. LearnLaunch Accelerator is proud to host the GESA North America eastern regionals. Registrations for our region have been low, which means your chances are great!  Applications are open for the Global Edtech Startup Awards until September 15th, 2022.

Seed Investments Program

Deadline: Rolling
The Seed Investments Program is a two-stage investment program that provides up to $250,000 in convertible notes to pre-seed or seed-stage clean energy startups. The program exists to support companies as they advance and commercialize clean energy technologies and business models.

Venture Lane | Connex

Deadline: Rolling
Venture Lane will be piloting a new virtual membership in Q2 called Venture Lane Connect. The membership will enable B2B startup founders based in Boston to tap into Venture Lane’s curated network, weekly programming focused on go-to-market strategy, $400K in perks like AWS and Microsoft Azure, and other resources for early-stage growth. Interested B2B startup founders and their teams can sign up for the private beta in the below button.

Procter & Gamble Ventures

Deadline: Rolling

P&G Ventures is an early stage startup studio within Procter & Gamble that partners with entrepreneurs to  accelerate billion dollar ideas that improve consumers’ lives. Focus areas include nontoxic home and garden, women’s health, anti-aging, daily wellness, and cleaning/sanitizing.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Seed Investments

Deadline: Rolling

The Seed Investments Program is a two-stage investment program that provides up to $250,000 in convertible notes to pre-seed or seed-stage clean energy startups. The program exists to support companies as they advance and commercialize clean energy technologies and business models.Massachusetts-based applicants whose primary business fits the MassCEC definition of “clean energy” (defined in the MassCEC Enabling Legislation), and that are currently based in, or intend to relocate to Massachusetts, are eligible to apply.

.406 Ventures Fellowship

For: Undergraduate and graduate-student entrepreneurs
Rolling Deadlines

The .406 Ventures Student Fellowship is a two-year program for exceptional student entrepreneurs. Selected students are given access to mentorship from experienced venture capitalists, $20k+ in vendor credits, and a dedicated network of founders. Former fellows have gone on to IPOs, acquisitions, and top companies such as Google and Amazon. Please note that this fellowship is only for students who have already started a company or plan to within the next two years; students with a primary interest in Venture Capital should look elsewhere. To apply, you must have at least two years left at your current academic institution. Please see the following link for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gPeZRlK73n0X4PzESmhFasp5UjDubimV/view?usp=sharing

US Dept of Health and Human Services ENACT Funding

For: University researchers in a range of disciplines, including data science, epidemiology, biochemistry, and more
Rolling Deadlines
Rapid diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases are critical to both the patient and the broader community. ENACT (Early Notification to Act, Control, and Treat) partners with innovators to develop disruptive technologies that detect, prognosticate outcomes, and enable early intervention following exposures to both natural and man-made infectious threats. To learn more about the ENACT program, please see more on the ENACT Program Factsheet:

P&G Venture Studio

Rolling Deadlines

Are you an inventor, entrepreneur, or startup founder interested in accessing the resources, networks, and knowledge of a multibillion-dollar company? If so, you may be interested in applying for a partnership with the Procter & Gamble studio. They are specifically interested in startups in the fields of chronic conditions, non-toxic home and garden, personal performance, male and female wellness, sleep, active aging, or menopause with patents or pathways for such.

They describe themselves as a different type of Venture Capital firm that is interested in a partnership rather than a traditional VC investment. Many of the details of said partnership are left up in the air and open for negotiation.

Women-led startups funded by Female Founders Club

Rolling Deadlines
The Female Founders Fund invests in women-led startups that are impacting e-commerce, web-enabled products and services, marketplaces, and platforms.

NIH Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Assay Development and Neurotherapeutic Agent Identification

Rolling Deadlines
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications to develop in vitro and/or ex vivo assays and conduct iterative screening efforts to identify and characterize potential therapeutic agents for neurological disorders. 

iFundWomen Boston

Rolling Deadlines

Join iFundWomen if you are a Boston-area women-led startup to fundraise for your business and get your ideas launched.