There are lots of other resources for exploring non-dilutive funding. While this is a bit outside of our remit at VentureSouth, we strongly encourage you to try them. The basic resources include:
The SBIR/STTR website – https://www.sbir.gov/
In SC, SCRA’s grant programs – https://www.scra.org/
The One NC Matching funds program – https://www.nccommerce.com/grants-incentives/technology-funds/one-north-carolina-small-business-program
But there are many more. Hopefully Altis’ experience can inspire you, and Tyler and 3PhaseSC’s expertise can assist you, to identify and secure this funding to develop, so that we can collectively leverage those resources to create some more great early stage companies in the Carolinas.