Client Award Winners

2019 National Science Foundation SBIR Award

2019 NYSBDC Environmental Business of the Year

2018 NYSBDC Impact Business of the Year

The NYSBDC team and technology consultants provided Pace SBDC client Geopipe with guidance on their Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) application to the National Science Foundation. Geopipe was awarded a $750,000 SBIR Phase II grant to commercialize its technology.
Earth Angel
Pace SBDC helped Earth Angel’s founder map out and develop a business plan & financial projections, and start the MWBE certification. With the assistance of her business advisor, Earth Angel secured a $100,000 SmartLoan from Excelsior Growth Fund.
Over the course of a nine year relationship, Pace SBDC helped Arepera Guacuco's founder to develop a business plan and budget, as well as secure the financing needed to open his three restaurants. Their latest location opened in January 2018
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Recent Success Stories
Brooklyn Granola
Pace SBDC helped Brooklyn Granola build their online presence and increase followers with targeted marketing strategies. With this assistance, Brooklyn Granola increased their sales by 60%, expanded to 13 stores, and landed Google as a corporate account.
Pace SBDC helped FABSCRAP's founder map out her business growth as well as build out her financial projections. Her business advisor helped her obtain targeted market research regarding textile recycling and New York City’s apparel manufacturing industry.
Fortis Contractors LLC
Pace SBDC helped Fortis Contractors LLC’s founder formalize project budgets, develop a capability statement, and secure her MWBE designation. With this assistance the client was able to secure over $400,000 in contracts and create over 30 new jobs.
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Pace SBDC helped Storyscape’s founder develop financial projections, project budget and business plan, as well as craft her “pitch” to secure funding for a literary arts web series. The business has formally launched, and won a $50,000 pitch competition.
Smooth Pops
Pace SBDC helped Smooth Pops’ founder develop start-up costs and financial projections as well as sharpen her pitch to help fund her new business, which won a $10,000 first prize at the Queens StartUP! Competition and created two new jobs.
Kweer Cards
Pace SBDC guided Kweer Cards to improve their business plan narrative and to update their financial projections, helping this new business win the $15,000 first prize at the NY StartUP! 2018 Business Plan Competition and create three new jobs.
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Other Pace SBDC Clients
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