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Dawnbreaker Launches New Spanish Podcast Series; Increases SBIR Outreach To Hispanic Population

ROCHESTER, NY (March 20, 2019) – Dawnbreaker, Inc. has launched a Spanish speaking podcast series to help small, Hispanic-owned advanced technology firms take advantage of available federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. In response to a survey conducted in 2011 that found SBIR participation from Hispanic-owned firms was dwindling, Dawnbreaker wanted to provide a resource that re-engages the Latino population.

“The SBIR and STTR programs are all about inclusiveness, and that’s what we’re hoping to achieve,” explains Dr. Jenny C. Servo, President of Dawnbreaker. “As many of these small business owners speak and read in Spanish, this podcast aims to help them navigate the complexities of acquiring federal funding for their innovations.”

The first two podcasts, which can be found at, provides an introduction to the SBIR/STTR programs and reviews eligibility requirements. Dawnbreaker will release a new podcast every month, and the series will take the listener through the various stages of applying for SBIR/STTR funding.

Dawnbreaker continues to work with hundreds of small businesses through the SBIR and STTR programs. Many members of the Dawnbreaker team have lived and worked in Spanish speaking countries.

About Dawnbreaker:
Dawnbreaker a leading provider of commercialization services that support the Small Business Innovation (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) communities. Since 1990, Dawnbreaker has provided commercialization assistance to over 8,500 Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees. Cumulatively these firms have received more than $2.5B in Phase III funding.

John K. Servo