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  • Fathomd awarded competitive grant - Phase II SBIR award from the NSF

    America’s Seed Fund Powered by NSF Provides Funding for R&D

    Dallas, TX, Oct 3, 2017 - Fathomd has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $739,752 to commercialize innovative technology by conducting research and development (R&D) work on developing web-based interactive educational games focused initially in the Operations Management (OM) area.

     

    “This funding gives us unique opportunity to scale up a robust technology product and better serve our university and corporate customers. It’s a very exciting time for the company. Both our employees and early investors see SBIR funding as the launchpad to Fathomd bringing innovation to education in the U.S. and the world.” said Özalp Özer, Chief Educator of Fathomd.

     

    Small businesses can receive up to $1.5 million in funding from NSF. Companies must first have received a Phase I award (up to $225,000) to become eligible to apply for a Phase II grant (up to $750,000) to further develop and commercialize the technology. Small businesses with Phase II grants are eligible to receive up to $500,000 in additional matching funds with qualifying third-party investment or sales.

    Small businesses with innovative science and technology solutions, and commercial potential across almost all areas of technology are encouraged to apply. All proposals submitted to the NSF SBIR/STTR program undergo a rigorous merit-based review process. NSF’s deadlines for Phase I small business proposals occur twice annually, in June and December.

    To learn more about the NSF SBIR/STTR program, visit: seedfund.nsf.gov.

  • Fathomd awarded competitive grant - Phase I SBIR award from the NSF

    SBIR Program provides seed funding for initial launch and development

    Dallas, TX, July 1, 2016 – Fathomd, Inc. has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant of $225,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work for innovative gaming technology used in higher education.

     

    Fathomd seeks to increase the adoption of pedagogically validated educational games that facilitate effective use of business concepts relevant to managing organizations. Fathomd believes that in the long term, such an empowered workforce will be more productive and innovative, thus driving U.S. economic growth.

     

    “The National Science Foundation supports small businesses with the most innovative, cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to become great commercial successes and make huge societal impacts,” said Barry Johnson, Director of the NSF’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships. “We hope that this seed funding will spark solutions to some of the most important challenges of our time across all areas of science and technology.”

     

    “Fathomd’s game development and distribution technology promises to increase the availability and effectiveness of interactive games used in higher education, with the goal of improving classroom interaction and knowledge retention,” said Özalp Özer, Chief Educator of Fathomd.

     

    Once a small business is awarded a Phase I SBIR/STTR grant (up to $225,000), it becomes eligible to apply for a Phase II grant (up to $750,000). Small businesses with Phase II grants are eligible to receive up to $500,000 in additional matching funds with qualifying third-party investment or sales. Initial funds and matching funds are equity-free.

     

    NSF accepts Phase I proposals from small businesses twice annually in June and December. Small businesses with innovative science and technology solutions, and commercial potential are encouraged to apply. All proposals submitted to the NSF SBIR/STTR program undergo a rigorous merit-based review process.

     

    To learn more about the NSF SBIR/STTR program, visit: www.nsf.gov/SBIR.

    About the National Science Foundation's Small Business Programs: The National Science Foundation (NSF) awards nearly $190 million annually to startups and small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal potential. The non-dilutive grants support research and development (R&D) across all areas of science and technology helping companies de-risk technology for commercial success. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $7 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.

  • Forecast Sharing Game (FSG) prototype launched at MIT Sloan

    Initial prototype receives enthusiastic response

    Cambridge, MA, September 22, 2016 - The FSG prototype was launched at MIT on Fathomd's newly built gaming platform. This pilot session was run with a focus group of PhD students at MIT Sloan, and received favorable feedback for aiding in the group's experiential learning.

     

    "We are excited to launch the FSG prototype at one of world's best business schools. We value this collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management which will help us to increase customer centricity," said Özalp Özer, Chief Educator of Fathomd.

     

    Students participating in this session felt the FSG built stronger intuition and made business concepts easy to retain. Prof. Yanchong Zheng of MIT Sloan who included FSG as part of her curriculum said, "This version of the FSG is ideal for using in class. It took minimal time and effort for me to set up and for the students to join the game. This smooth process allowed us to focus on the key concepts and learning points of the game.”

     

    In the next few months Fathomd will look forward to launching the full platform version at MIT and many other top business schools across the world.