Specialty Programs

​Tech Futures Group

Tech Futures Group (TFG) is a team of experienced advisors who help startups and small, established technology companies.  Their charter is to help technology companies start, grow, thrive and reach the next level.  Since its inception in 2012, TFG has helped companies raise $49 million in capital.  To apply for TFG services visit their website or call (415) 494-7232.

Norcal PTAC

Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Norcal PTAC) helps businesses in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, and Trinity counties to more effectively compete in the government-contracting marketplace. Norcal PTAC provides counseling services, workshops, and trainings to help businesses determine whether federal, state, or local contracting is right for their business, interpret complex regulations and complete necessary registrations and certifications. Apply for PTAC services anytime by visiting their website or calling (707) 826-3922.

International Trade Initiative

With 95 percent of the potential customers for U.S. goods and services living outside of the country, exporting provides vast opportunities for American businesses. If you are already exporting to one country, let us help identify other markets to reach. If you have never exported before, make a no-cost appointment with your local SBDC to let us walk you through how to get started. Our goal is to provide guidance and outcomes for small and medium sized businesses to enhance their exporting success. The world’s 95 percent of potential customers are waiting for you.

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Funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Governors Office for Business and Economic Development, and other private and public partners;  and nationally accredited by the association of SBDCs.