Tap into the power of the region’s top tech leaders to chart your future.

SBDC’s tech-centric advisory programs empower tech startups in Northern California with free expert guidance and resources, hands-on support, and end-to-end support they need not just to launch but excel in a fast-paced, complex, and highly competitive market.

Did we mention we do this for free? Yes, free as in no-cost, no-equity, no-strings — free.

Tech Futures Group

Software, hardware, internet, mobile, life sciences, clean-tech, biotech, telecom

Tech Futures Group focuses exclusively on advising qualified technology clients located in the NorCal SBDC network coverage area.

SBDC Tech advantage:


SBDC Tech will help you with business plan optimization, product positioning and management, business development and sales, early customer engagement, market entry and expansion, and fundraising presentation development, pitch coaching, and more.


SBDC Tech offers a deep network of advisors spanning intellectual property law, capital campaigns, financial planning, and more. Learn from pros and gain expert insights and strategic thinking — you need it right now.


The wider your insider network, the more direct access you’ll have to the insights, intel, and decision-makers you need to keep your business moving forward. Because startup success isn’t a short-term goal — it’s an ongoing path that challenges convention and drives innovation.

Grants & Capital

Assistance in applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal grants.


SBDC Tech provides highly sought-out insight and hard-to-find funding resources along with end-to-end support for innovators and tech startups to enter in and accelerate their marketplace position and scale long-term success. Strategic resources include team, network, idea development, VC pitch planning, financial modeling, IP issues and more from day one, at no cost or equity commitment.

UC Davis Venture Catalyst

Ag-Tech, biotech

UC Davis is known worldwide for its leadership in research. Each year, this research generates new technologies and inventions with commercialization potential. Our Venture Catalyst tech program is helping these startups go to market and scale-up.

If you’re a technology startup based in Northern California, SBDC Tech can help accelerate your business growth and development.