Who We Are

Eighteen Ventures (EV) is a small business development advisory firm providing consulting and fundraising services to health technology entrepreneurs, startups, and small emerging firms nationwide. Specifically, we offer our clients pertinent services that help them build successful businesses with a novel health technology, health service or medical device.

We also help our clients secure new health technology development funding from the  National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and private investors, i.e., Venture Capital Firms, Health System Venture Funds, Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital Firms and Pharmaceutical Venture Funds.

Our free Publications, Skype Presentations, Investor Matching Service, and Information Sessions provide invaluable insights on finding and connecting with potential private sector investors.

Preferred Provider 

Eighteen Ventures is a Preferred Provider with the Pennsylvania Innovation Partnership program. Pennsylvania based health technology entrepreneurs and startups can use the Innovation Partnership's $3,000 MicroVoucher to help pay for Eighteen Ventures' SBIR proposal development service. 

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Five Lessons Learned: Preparing National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase I Proposals

Based on Eighteen Ventures' experience working on our clients' NSF SBIR Phase I proposal documents, we have developed a brief discussion on five significant things small firms need to know.  In particular, the presentation discusses key topics that illustrate a small firm’s intentions of (1) domenstrating concept feasibility and (2) commercializing the completed solution. The presentation, more importantly, covers the items that will receive focused attention from NSF SBIR proposal reviewers.