Grants For Growth

Grants for Growth is a unique CenterState CEO seed program that supports innovative applied research projects between universities and industry to improve business competitiveness and create jobs.  Companies can apply for the award in one of two categories based on their growth stage: $25,000 Proof of Concept grants for early-stage companies, and $150,000 Concept to Marketplace investments for later-stage companies.

To date, the Grants for Growth program has:

  • Awarded 47 grants/investments totaling $2.65 million
  • Leveraged $44 million in additional investments
  • Created 56 patents
  • Engaged entrepreneurs from across eight CenterState New York counties
  • Connected growing companies to 135 professors at seven colleges and universities
  • Created the potential for 699 new jobs
  • Created the potential for $49.5 million new revenue

The program is made possible with support from the New York State Senate and Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

For more information contact Royale Scuderi at