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SBIR Guide offers professional application support to small business owners in their pursuit of federal SBIR funding.

Ed Bard,  Author SBIR GUIDE


Ed Bard is a prior Army officer, the founder of SBIR Guide, and the cofounder of Response Technologies.   He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, MS in Business Management and a certified and well-practiced Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt.  Response Technologies is an award-winning small business that designs and develops products for the 3D textile reinforced composite market utilizing additive manufacturing.  In December 2020,  it was successfully acquired by Bell Textron, Inc. Textron is a $14.2 billion aerospace corporation with approximately 35,000 employees, facilities and presence in 25 countries.  

We had a great idea, but were in the valley of death for funding. We spent an enormous amount of time and effort trying to navigate the SBIR program to get funding for our business. That effort translated into a Phase I SBIR with the DoD , followed by Phase II and Phase III contract awards.  It is unlikely that Response Technologies would be in the strong position we are today if not for the great fortune of being awarded our first SBIR. 

-- Ed Bard,  President Response Technologies

Ed Bard has presented to several DoD agencies to include NAVAIR, DARPA, USAF, SOCOM, Army-CCDC, DCMA, OSD, and the DLA.  Ed has assisted clients in receiving over $45 million worth of non-dilutive US Government funding since 2018.   Response Technologies has won various awards, to include: Army xTechSearch Challenge, Sikorsky Innovation Challenge, DoD MANTECH, MassChallenge, RI Business Plan Competition as well as RI Science Technology Advisory Committee.

ARMY xTechSearch3 Semi-Finalist

 SBIR GUIDE founder Ed Bard, became an xTechSearch3 finalist with his company Response Technologies.  Learn about his experience:


Ed was a great with the preparation of my most recent STTR submission. I think this is best proposal I have submitted to date thanks to his expert assistance.

DoD SBIR Proposal Support Client

Ed is very intelligent and detail oriented. He plowed through background data, grasped the key points, and quickly started piecing deliverables together. He was also very transparent throughout the process.

DoD SBIR Proposal Support Client

Great resource! 

Highly recommended.

DoD SBIR Proposal Support Client

SBIR Guide was born out of the desire to make the SBIR funding process more accessible for small business owners, and in turn, support the US military's goal to increase the rate of life-saving innovation. 

When you win...  We all win.



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