The SHARPhub program provides resources and assistance to help turn early-stage life sciences technologies into viable startup companies.


The SHARPhub Company Program delivers a wide range of training and assistance to help establish and grow life science startups in the Central Region. This assistance is provided at no cost to participants through a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

SHARPhub Companies receive help developing their company through the MAP (Mentoring and Assessment Planning) Program and securing early-stage funding through the SBIR/STTR funding program. Educational programs and networking events complement direct assistance received.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Technology Grants
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training


  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding Providers
Primary Contact
Marisol Rodriguez