Testimonials

We have a high bar in working with partners as we leverage our decades of successful pharmaceutical experience to the microbiome.  With Sam Tetlow and Kristin Scott at Grant Engine, we have found partners who deeply understand the research and business aspects behind drug discovery and development and who have an excellent track record in obtaining non-dilutive funding.  In the 2+ years since engaging Grant Engine, we have submitted five SBIR applications and been awarded all five. While there is surely some good fortune involved with this perfect track record, Grant Engine’s process and team is a fundamental reason that has generated these results.  We recommend their exceptional approach to helping you build a great product and company, just like they have helped us realize our success.”

- Ward Peterson, CEO & PI, Symberix (2019)

We were so pleased to get world class support from Grant Engine. While we were enthusiastic about applying for our Phase II project, time was tight. Grant Engine showed a flexible and responsive approach with a highly qualified team, superior process, and we were really satisfied with and proud of the final product. The Grant Engine team was truly dedicated to ensuring all details were addressed leading up to the submission and they continued to work with us as JIT requests came through. I highly recommend engaging Grant Engine for all of your Phase II projects! The value and insight they added to our small team cannot be overstated.
- Lyndsey M. Linke, PhD, ME CEO and Founder; SiVEC Biotechnologies (2020)

We cannot recommend working with Grant Engine highly enough. When we started working with Grant Engine, Sam and the team immediately put in time to help us formulate our product strategy. We were enthusiastic about the work product, the quality of the team and the final results. With this first submission we secured an awarded Phase I. Grant Engine helped us with the state match from North Carolina. Naturally, we were thrilled to work with them for the Phase II submission. We are very pleased to continue to build this relationship. We recommend you work with Grant Engine!
- Michael Jay, PhD, CEO & CSO, Arcato (2020)

“Drug discovery in the neuro space is both crucially important and highly complex. We teamed up with Grant Engine to hone our pre-clinical development programs and we were enthusiastic about the team, process and results. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend working with Grant Engine!
- Carleton Sage, PhD; Co-founder and VP Computational Sciences, Beacon Discovery Inc. (2020)

Grant Engine embodies persistence and hard work under pressure. As our product developed and we continued to meet key milestones, Kristin Scott, Lanika Starks and the entire Grant Engine team worked to deliver a focused SBIR Direct to Phase 2 grant to secure non-dilutive funding. They are not only dedicated to their work and detail-oriented, they are also a pleasure to work with, especially under tight deadlines. We look forward to working with them again in the future, and we hope you do as well!  

- Carolyn Durham, PhD, CSO, Renovion (2020)

“We are very grateful for the guidance and experience of Grant Engine’s team! We appreciate the time they took in developing our grant thesis and positioning our product for a compelling grant submission. We recommend Grant Engine’s approach to helping to position a winning product for non-dilutive funding.
- Anand Parikh, Chronus Co-founder and CEO (2020)

“As a company working towards an IPO, we are focused on continuing to meet milestones – with nondilutive funding being a key component of our overall strategy. We were able to rely on the Grant Engine team’s guidance and expertise to deliver for these important milestones. If you engage with Grant Engine it will benefit your company, just as it has benefited ours. We highly recommend you work with Grant Engine!”    
- Director from leading clinical stage oncology biotechnology firm (2020)

Grant Engine helped us secure millions of dollars for our business.  These funds helped start our intensive R&D efforts.  As well, this non-dilutive funding gave us momentum in our successful equity raise.  We continue to rely on Grant Engine for all of our non-dilutive efforts.
- Rolf Müller PhD, CEO, BioFluidica (2019)

To maximize our chances of success, we needed a highly experienced and trusted partner to help articulate the potential benefits of our advanced product to various funding agencies.  Grant Engine delivered.  The writing team composed content that was compelling: it was cogent and impactful. Grant Engine added a strategic approach to working with funding agencies and a very deep understanding of the grant writing process that is delivering success.  From proactive program management to world class writing content we have been impressed with the quality, consistency and depth of strategic insights that Grant Engine has provided to us. In addition to a highly competitive score on a large clinical SBIR proposal, Grant Engine is identifying and pursuing opportunities with other Federal agencies for our company. We are very pleased we made the decision to rely on the Grant Engine team.  We highly recommend working with Grant Engine.”
- Brian G. Firth; MD, PhD, FACC, MBA; Chief Scientific Officer, Thrombolex, Inc. (2019)

We were referred to Grant Engine by a company whom we highly respect. Being in the midst of a move, closing a Series Seed deal, and now, a federal grant audit set our team of two for nearly an impossible task. No one has ever enjoyed an audit, but this one was as painless as it comes, especially considering all the backend accounting corrections that had to be done. Marilyn and her fantastic team turned-out a project of herculean effort and the highest quality, which required very little attention of our own. We owe Marilyn, her team, and our colleague who referred us a great debt of gratitude. Thank you, all!”
- Geoffrey Lucks, COO, VenoStent (2019)

Grant Engine Accounting & Compliance team has delivered on their promise ‘we will take care of everything, leaving you to focus on running your business.’  As an early-stage biopharmaceutical company, Symberix needs to focus at translating cutting-edge science into new medicines. However, it is challenging to balance our core activities with the accounting, financial, human resources and other business/administrative aspects of running a company.  What a relief it is to be able to off-load most of our non-scientific work to Marilyn Thompson and her team; they have a trustworthy solution to every accounting and business problem we’ve posed to them, and their work product is absolutely first-rate.”
-Ward Peterson, CEO & PI, Symberix (2019)

“We were completely naïve about federal government accounting and auditing policies. Without Grant Engine we would have fumbled our opportunity to complete a required financial audit for our SBIR Phase II submission. They were very responsive to our needs and performed admirably and on time. I strongly recommend their services.
- W. Henry Benner, PI & CEO IonDx (2019)

Sam and the Grant Engine team know the playbook and most importantly, they know how to execute on the playbook.  Working with Grant Engine has allowed us to maximize funding opportunities without impacting our ability to run and grow our business. They have quickly become a highly valued asset and trusted team collaborators.
- Nick Bott, CSO & Elli Kaplan, CEO, NeuroTrack, Inc. (2018)

It is rare that we encounter a group of people who are both great to work with and highly talented in their capabilities. We have been very pleased with the expert proficiency and seamless process with which Grant Engine has worked with us. We are excited about our future and Grant Engine is a meaningful contributor to our trajectory as a Company.  We highly recommend working with this excellent team.
- Xixi Zhu, VP Business Development and Operations, DNALite (2018)

Grant Engine knows what they are doing.  The expert team has secured many millions of dollars for many companies.  A good partner is a group who looks out for your best interest and gets the right things done.   We consider Grant Engine a great partner and a part of the Galaxy Team.  If you are interested in non-dilutive funding, there is not a more qualified or professional group to work with.  We highly recommend contacting and working with Grant Engine!”
- Amanda Elam PhD, CEO, Galaxy Diagnostics, Inc. (2018)

“Grant Engine delivered for us when we needed expertise and guidance.  We looked to Grant Engine to provide direction and support as we pulled the grant together.  They delivered! We were impressed with their excellent organization, follow-through, and persistence at delivering a top quality product!   We recommend you work with this great team.
- Scott Magness, PhD & Josh Starmer, PhD, Co-Founders, SeqQuest. (2017)

Working with Sam Tetlow (Grant Engine) was a breeze – it really simplified my life and allowed me to focus on the things that I’m uniquely qualified to do: the science that underlies the technology of the company.
- David Lawrence, Founder, Iris Biomed. Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor& Chair, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2017)

“I just wanted to thank you again for your invaluable help with the package and your follow-up during the holidays.   Ours was a much stronger submission due to your excellent advice and experience.   As well, your advice about securing letters of support resulted in the inclusion of key letters from thought leaders in the field.  Your contribution made a big difference in the overall submission.
– Diane Ignar, CSO, NeuroNano Pharma, Inc. (2017)

Grant Engine helped us secure funds when we really needed it.  As a result of working with their team we obtained a Phase II grant that is having a large positive impact on our Company.  I trust Grant Engines judgment.  The team and process add tremendous value to companies that know their development roadmap and are focused on success. I highly recommend working with them!”
- CEO & Founder, Path BioAnalytics, Inc. (2016)