Grants 101: An Intro to Grant Writing


Learn more about grants and how they might be utilized for your startup from OpenGrants

Presentation Agenda

  • Understand what grants are, and how a startup can use one 
  • Highlight case studies involving grants and startups
  • Understand where to find grants and an overview of grant portals 
  • Learn how to win grants for startups 

About the presenter

Sedale Turbovsky has been an entrepreneur since childhood. After honing his leadership skills as an outdoor guide in his younger years, he started his professional career as an independent consultant focused on business development and data analysis.

He is experienced in independent grant writing and public/private partnerships at the highest level, having worked directly with OpenGrants’ current strategic partner, Momentum. He is also well-versed in working across cultures and environments, with over five years’ experience as a consultant in Argentina and Chile. You can read some about his adventures on his blog ModernZen.

Prior to OpenGrants, Sedale served as the CEO of carbonBLU, a successful SaaS startup solving challenges in clean vehicle and fleet management. Sedale led the company through MVP and helped secure a pipeline of over $1.5M in government contracts. During that time, he gained intimate knowledge of the challenges and pitfalls of applying for and managing grant funding as a technology startup, which was the impetus for OpenGrants.