TechGrant Pitch Night


RSVP to attend the 2023 TechGrant competition!


About the Program

Launched in 2005, the TechGrant Program demonstrates Innovation Park’s commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Florida. Since the program’s inception, 35 companies have benefited from $562,000 in grants awarded for the commercialization of their technologies. Most of those companies still flourish today in our community.

The TechGrant Program is a competition hosted by the Leon County Research and Development Authority. Once all applications are received, a group of five judges — many of whom are business leaders in Tallahassee — review the applications and judge them based on specific criteria.

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

The competition is open to anyone in Leon County and surrounding counties in North Florida who has an original idea for technology commercialization.

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Important Dates

  • January 30, 2023: Applications available! Download the application.
  • February 9, 2023: TechGrant Application Orientation, 6:00pm. Virtual meeting link provided upon receipt.
  • March 15, 2023: Applications due at 11:59pm. (Note: only complete applications will be considered. Application must include: Application Form, Company Profile, signed Applicant Agreement, Business and Commercialization Plan and, if appropriate, Prior Grant Recipient Form.)
  • March 31, 2023: Finalists announced.
  • May 11, 2023: Pitch Night Event, 5:30 –7:30pm. Location– Goodwood Museum and Gardens Carriage House. If you intend to submit an application, please e-mail Ayne Markos ( and Bill Lickson (

2020 TechGrant Pitch Night

Miss the event? You can watch the 2020 TechGrant Pitch Night below.

Winners Update

See how TechGrant has helped these entrepreneurs advance their technology.

We are pleased to announce the winners

of the 2021 TechGrant

ManserEdbrooke Technology and Moye Consultants! 

2021 Event Program

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