Join us on October 21, 2021 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Goodwood Museum & Gardens Carriage House

The TechGrant Program was launched in 2005 to demonstrate our commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Leon County. Since 2005, 28 companies have benefited from $487,000 in grants awarded for the commercialization of their technologies. Most of those companies are still flourishing in the local community today.


The TechGrant Program is a competition hosted by LCRDA. Once all applications are received, a group of five judges, many of whom are business leaders in the Tallahassee community, review each application and judge them based on specific criteria.

The five companies that score the highest are invited to participate in our TechGrant Pitch Night event, where each company provides a presentation of its business commercialization plan and answers judges’ questions. The top two teams that score the highest overall are awarded grants of up to $15,000.

The competition is open to anyone in Leon County who has an original idea for technology commercialization.

 If you have any questions about TechGrant, please contact Naomi Molina, Director of Marketing & Engagement at

Important Dates for 2021

  • Applications Available: March 1
  • Orientation Meeting: April 6
  • Applications Due: May 5
  • Finalists Announced: June 2
  • TechGrant Pitch Night: October 21

Watch the 2020 TechGrant Pitch Night

If you missed the live event, watch the recording on YouTube here.

Winners Update

See how the TechGrant has helped these entrepreneurs advance their technology

The five finalists for 2021 TechGrant are (in alphabetical order):

Blue Ocean Discover

Genetic Biocontrols

Manser Edbrooke Technology

Moye Consultants


We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 TechGrant Program are NP Group and PointCatcher!

View non-finalists score sheets

The following is an overall rankings of the non-finalists for the 2016 TechGrant Program:

2016 Non-Finalists Scoring

Judge’s score sheets and comments by team:

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 TechGrant Program are Proper Channel and Stadium Runner!

View non-finalists score sheets