Explore Grant

A grant, up to $2,500, that aims to fund startups that are developing their solutions.


Explore Grant


Expand grants are typically used to help teams that have identified an unmet need and are ready to start developing or testing a value proposition or solution to that need. Expand funding is often critical for building a prototype, or some form of a “minimal viable product” that teams can test against the problem they’ve identified. These allow startups to develop their “product-market-fit”.

Expand grantees work closely with Nelson Center staff to craft a plan, and often make use of industry mentors and alumni experts.


  • Receive up to $2,500
  • Develop and test your solution
  • Make contacts and get the help you need from people with experience

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