• call 204 E. Market St. Suite B, Louisville, KY 40202
  • call 502 631-9422

TABA Services

Are you an aging technology start-up seeking NSF, NIH funding?

The aging healthcare market is highly competitive and complex. The Thrive Center can provide you with an unbiased third-party assessment of critical areas of need to assist with commercialization efforts. The Thrive Center & Thrive Alliance members partner to insure your success.

Do you know about technical and business assistance (TABA) funding?

TABA offers an essential “toolbox” to help you cover commercialization and business costs that otherwise could not be included in your SBIR/STTR proposal. Several federal agencies are implementing TABA Services from the 2019 John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. Many participating agencies now offer funding to third party vendors, selected by SBIR/STTR awardees, who can provide technical and business assistance services.

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TABA Areas of

  • Target Market Attractiveness (Needs/Size)
  • Sales and Marketing Strategy
  • Ability to Address Market Need
  • Management Team
  • Regulatory Path
  • Strategic Partners
  • Business Model Profitability
  • Funding Status/ Financial Plan
  • Competition and Intellectual Property
  • Potential Exit Plan

Thrive Center

We are known as the world’s first nonprofit innovation center of its kind, focused on wellness and aging. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the Thrive Center offers a view into the future of healthcare. The Center has become the “front door to innovation” where entrepreneurs from across the globe come to showcase their innovation, engage in research & align with healthcare providers, caregivers & consumers.

The Thrive Center addresses the needs of an aging demographic and seeks to transform quality of life through innovative solutions and programs aimed at maintaining one’s independence and sense of purpose.

Thrive Center Themes

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Smart Home

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Wearables & Monitoring

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Mobility & Rehab

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Sensory (Vision / Hearing / Smell / Brain)

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Caregiving Tools & Training

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Social Engagement

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Preserving Memories

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Clinical Tools

Thrive Pillars

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Thrive Alliance

The Thrive Alliance is comprised of a collaborative group of healthcare providers from across the United States focused on solving challenges and scaling solutions for the aging care market. These providers cover all transitions of care, including but not limited to Home Health, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Personal Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing.

Contact us for more

Sheri Rose
CEO/Executive Director

  • 204 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202
  • 502-553-4802
  • srose@thriveinnovationcenter.com
  • www.thrivecenterky.org

Michael J. Buckman
Dir. of Business Dev.

  • 204 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202
  • 502-548-6350
  • mbuckman@thrivecenterky.org
  • www.thrivecenterky.org

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