Startup Fund Hub


Got Questions? We have answers. View some of our more frequently asked questions about this service and other services we provide.

Regarding Subscription Services

  • Do I need to register to get started?
  • Is there a limit as to how often I am able to search the database for funding opportunities?
    • No, once you are subscribed, you have access to unlimited searches for the length of your subscription.
  • Do I need to be an E.B. Howard Consulting, LLC client to use this resource?
    • No, you just need a subscription to Startup Fund Hub.
  • What happens if I cancel my subscription?
    • We would hate to see you go, but if you feel you need to cancel your subscription at any time, your cancellation will take effect at the end of your billing cycle.

Regarding The database

  • What is Startup Fund Hub?
    • Startup Fund Hub is a web-based platform that allows you to search for non-dilutive funding opportunities in our database
  • How often is the database updated with new funding opportunities?
    • Our team works hard to keep opportunities current. Updated and new funding is added as soon as it is released.
  • Where do we find so many funding opportunities?
    • Our team of dedicated researchers conducts research to ensure that the opportunity li listed is meant for small businesses. Our team works hard to publish the newest grants and archive the grants with past funding dates. 
  • Do you verify all the funding opportunities?
    • A substantial effort has been made to provide accurate and complete information on this website. However, we cannot guarantee that it is error-free. Startup Fund Hub does not assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, products, or processes disclosed herein or represents that use of such information, products, or processes would not infringe on privately owned rights. It is up to you to check with each funder with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach before applying.
  • How do I search on Startup Fund Hub?
    • Just enter specific keywords in relation to what you are searching for in the search bar – it is as simple as that!
  • Do you offer a similar resource for established businesses?
    • Although called Startup Fund Hub, the database offers funding that would suit any innovative small business, primarily in the area of STEM. You will NOT find funding for individuals on this platform.

Regarding Funding

  • How do I know what grant opportunities are right for my business?
    • As always, we strongly encourage that you check with each funder with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach before applying for funding.
  • Can I search by funding type?
    • Yes! There is a comprehensive search tool that allows you to search for any keyword.
  • What is a grant? How does it differ from a loan?
    • A Grant is a form of Non-Dilutive funding, meaning that you do not have to give up any equity in your company to obtain this funding. However, there are often criteria to be met with a grant they do not have to be repaid. A loan is a type of credit in which a sum of money is lent to another party in exchange for future repayment of the value of the principal amount. The lender also adds interest and/or finance charges to the principal balance.
  • I am looking for a loan, can Startup Fund Hub help me with that?
    • While loans can be a form of Non-dilutive funding, we are not listing them in our database. We are focused on grant funding, startup/pitch competitions, and other forms of non-dilutive funding.
  • What is Non-dilutive Funding?
    • Non-dilutive funding is any kind of fundraising that does not require you to give up ownership of your company. 
  • Why only non-dilutive funding (aka grants)?
    • Initially, we started out by providing a highly curated menu (funding menu) to fit specific funding needs. It has eventually evolved into our own database
  • Does my startup need to meet certain criteria to apply for federal funding?
    • Each funding opportunity will have its own set of specific criteria, before applying for funding, you should ensure that you are aware of and meet the criteria for that specific opportunity.
  • What is a ‘Federal Grant’?
    • A federal grant is economic aid funding provided by the federal government.
  • How do I apply for a federal grant?
    • Each grant opportunity will have its own set of criteria – please be sure that you understand what is required before applying.
  • How do I write a solid grant application?
    • Grant Writing is a skill. You need to fully understand and follow the application process as laid out by the funder. Make sure you know what is required before applying. If you need help with this process, please contact us HERE for a free consultation.
  • If I am awarded funding, will I be audited with regard to the use of the funding?
    • It is possible that with any grant award that there will be an evaluation of results or auditing of the use of the funds awarded. Please make sure to read and understand the terms of any funding before applying.
  • How much work is involved in administering how any awarded funding is used?
    • You will find this varies from grant to grant, you will find this information laid out in the application process.
  • What is the difference between private, state, and federal funding?
    • Private grant funding will usually come from a foundation or organization, State funding is managed at a state level. Federal funding is supplied by the Federal government.
  • Do you still provide funding menu services?
    • Yes. Looking for funding? Let us develop a highly curated menu to fit your specific funding needs. We offer a comprehensive range of customizable services based on our experience, knowledge, and best practices to meet your needs. We can help with every stage of your development needs. See the details here.
  • How can I get help with writing applications for funding?

About E.B. Howard Consulting 

  • Is there a Newsletter I can sign up for?
  • Ugh, I need help – do you offer a no-obligation initial consultation?
    • We understand that this process is daunting. Yes, we are happy to offer an initial FREE consultation to help you determine what approach is right for your business. Please schedule your consultation here

Terms of Service

  • About 
    • Welcome to Startup Fund The service is provided by E.B. Howard Consulting, LLC. to Registered and Subscription Users only. As part of our service, we agree to provide you with information subject to the terms of this Terms of Service Agreement. Upon notice published through the service, we may amend or modify these Terms of Service at any time. You agree to use the service in accordance with the Terms of Service.
    • Startup Fund Hub is a product of E.B. Howard Consulting, LLC. E.B. Howard Consulting, LLC.. does not assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, products, or processes disclosed herein or represents that use of such information, products, or processes would not infringe on privately owned rights. It is up to you to check with each funder with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach before applying.
    • Inquiries of a general nature may be made via email to
    • This site is maintained and operated by E.B. Howard Consulting, LLC. and contains material that is gleaned from public domain sites and often times provided by the funding source. The format in which the material is prepared is copyrighted. You may not reverse engineer, modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way any material from this site, including code and software. You may download material from this site for your organization’s private, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
  • Limitation of Liability
    • Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall Startup Fund Hub (E.B. Howard Consulting, LLC). or its agencies, instrumentalities, or their directors, officers, or employees, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the Startup Fund Hub service or any reliance thereupon. The information contained therein is subject to typographical error. Information contained in this publication is intended only as notification of available funding opportunities.
  • Privacy 
    • Startup Fund Hub reserves the right to send electronic mail to any and all Registered Users for the purpose of informing them of changes or additions to Startup Fund Hub. Your information will not be provided to third-party vendors.
  • Software Licenses
    • Registered Users shall have no rights to, and no license is hereby granted to Registered Users by Startup Fund Hub for the proprietary software and related documentation if any, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, if any, provided to Registered Users to access the Startup Fund Hub site. Registered Users may not copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from Startup Fund Hub software.
  • Registration and Security
    • As part of the registration process, Registered Users will use their email address as their username and will select a password. Registered Users shall provide Startup Fund Hub with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of the User’s account.
    • Registered Users shall notify Startup Fund Hub of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of Registered User’s account or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of Registered User’s password or credit card information. Registered Users shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account passwords. Registered Users will never be required to reveal their password to any representative or agent of Startup Fund Hub, its owners, or agents.
    • Each Registered User is responsible for all usage or activity on their Startup Fund Hub account, including the use of the account by any third party authorized by the Registered User to use their Startup Fund Hub user name and password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of the account at Startup Fund Hub’s sole discretion, and the Registered User may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
  • Acceptable Use
    • The Startup Fund Hub site is to be accessed in an interactive manner by an actual human using a web browser. It is not to be accessed in an automated or pre-programmed manner by any hardware or software device, program, routine, or script that accesses the material in a bulk manner bypassing the interactive controls built into the site. Registered Users may not place a disproportionately large load on the Startup Fund Hub hardware, software, or other infrastructure.
  • Termination
    • Startup Fund Hub, in its sole discretion, can terminate or suspend Registered User’s access to all or part of the Startup Fund Hub service for reasons, including, without limitation, breach of the account agreement.
  • Acceptance
    • Registered User, by his/her access to and/or use of Startup Fund Hub, hereby acknowledges his/her acceptance of the above-stated Terms of Service and agrees to be bound hereby.
  • Disclaimers
    • Startup Fund Hub does not guarantee the completeness, accuracy, relevance, or timeliness of the information contained on this website. It is the viewer’s responsibility to contact the funding source, view the URL, and review the RFPs (timelines and information pertaining to the funding opportunity). Throughout Startup Fund Hub, you will find links to information on other websites. We provide these links solely to help users find additional information that may be useful. Once you leave the Startup Fund Hub website, you will be subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

What is the Startup Fund Hub transaction policy?

  • Paid Account
    • When you purchase a Paid Account with Startup Fund Hub charges your credit card for the billing period you subscribed to. After that, the billing system automatically renews your account according to the plan you chose – monthly or annually and charges the appropriate amount to your credit card.
  • Cancellation
    • You may cancel your account at any time in My Account, and no further amounts will be charged to your credit card. However, you are responsible for any amounts already charged to your credit card or PayPal account.
  • Refund Policy
    • Please note that we sell intangible knowledge and information. We do not bear any responsibility, and therefore we do not satisfy any refund/return/exchange requests based on an individual or a company finding or not finding a grant for a particular need. Our grant research department works diligently to locate and post new funding opportunities. We have no control as to which funding opportunity will be available.
  • Refunds
    • Startup Fund Hub is a pay-as-you-go service. Therefore, we do not issue refunds, even if you cancel immediately after your credit card is charged for the new billing period. If you decide to cancel, your account will be active and valid for that term. No future charges will then be applied to your credit card. We treat all customers equally, so we do not make exceptions to this policy.
  • Auto-Renew Terms
    • By agreeing to the Terms of Service, you authorize Startup Fund Hub to charge your debit/credit card at the expiration of the term of your subscription for the exact amount until such time that you cancel your subscription.
  • Auto-Renew Subscription 
    • As part of Startup Fund Hub’s commitment to our subscribers, we have an Automatic Renewal subscription program as a quick, convenient way for subscribers to pay their subscription bill without interruption of new grant information. You may opt out of the Auto Renew payment service at any time on your My Account page.

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