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SBA Growth Acceleration Fund Competition (GAFC) Awardee

​ In May of 2024, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Tambourine Innovation Ventures  as a Stage One winner for the 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC).


TIV has received a $50,000 cash prize for its impactful and inclusive approach to nurturing a collaborative national innovation ecosystem to advance small business research and development (R&D) from ideas to the market. By fostering connections between entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, philanthropies, corporations, investors, and other shared resources, GAFC 2024 catalyzes strategic ecosystem partnerships to build community and organizational capacity for the successful launch, growth, and scale of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)-based entrepreneurs. 

Our Dedication to Helping  Innovators in AI & Beyond

TIV  is humbled to be recognized among a competitive pool of applicants and grateful for the opportunity to advance our mission of catalyzing an inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem that fosters a vibrant AI landscape. At TIV, we're committed to providing equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs and prioritizing equitable access to resources and support networks for historically underserved communities.


Our comprehensive support model encompasses mentorship, technical assistance (including IP, technology commercialization, data protection policies/regulations, and SBIR/STTR grant application guidance), market intelligence, funding opportunities, and networks to accelerate AI innovation development and commercialization. We believe in creating a collaborative and inclusive environment that accelerates innovation, economic growth, and national and economic security.

By partnering with TIV, you can play a crucial role in advancing the AI innovation ecosystem and ensuring U.S. leadership in responsible AI development. Our ideal Ecosystem Partners share our commitment to diversity, collaborative leadership, and fostering innovation through tailored training and mentorship opportunities. Together, we can create a more inclusive and innovative AI landscape.



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