• To stimulate American ethnic minority, women, veteran, and LGBT (heretofore referenced as "minority") students, business owners and entrepreneurs to become innovators and discoverers of technology-based, sustainable solutions

    To assist minority business owners, entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs to be globally competitive through the use of technology and knowledge transfer

  • To provide direction and education to minority students, business owners and entrepreneurs regarding how to "commercialize" an innovation or discovery

  • FOCUSS endeavors to establish partnerships with private and public sector organizations to meet its objectives, which includes Fortune 1000 companies; universities and historically Black colleges; federal, state, county and city governments; and regional economic development agencies