Dawnbreaker is a professional services firm providing strategic planning, market research, and marketing communications assistance to advance national technology innovation initiatives of Federal agencies and small, advanced technology firms. The firm's business coaches work with companies that are applying for their first Small Business Innovation Research award as well as successful graduates of the SBIR program that need a manufacturing assessment to help them in scale up. Dawnbreaker was established in 1990 and is based in Rochester, New York. Dawnbreaker's market research department provides technology foraging services to agencies that wish to accelerate development by working with innovative companies that have already reduced technology risk. The firm's marketing communications department is frequently called upon to create websites and effective marketing campaigns, while the software department creates unique tools such as the Virtual Acquisition Showcase.