Tech Affiliate – Program Announcement 2023

Tech Affiliate – Program Announcement 2023


Northern California Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Strategic Initiatives seeks proposals from organizations to be strategic partners and help small businesses in Northern California start and grow.

The funding is provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration and California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, and up to $150,000 is available, with three individual awards expected.

The funding period is from March 1st, 2023, to September 30, 2023, with the possibility of renewing for an additional 12 months. The focus is on tech startups in Northern California, and the affiliate organizations should be able to offer specialized advising in areas like access to capital, branding, and pitch competitions.

Proposals are due by 3 PM PST on March 10.

Notification of Winning Bidders/Notice Posted: March 13th

Start date of contract and work commences: March 15th

View RFP documents

Questions about this RFP should be directed to:

Scott Rogalski, Norcal SBDC Associate Director 
Strategic Initiatives 916-712-0434 or

Preet Ahluwalia, Special Programs Director
(916) 912-6934 or