What is America’s Seed Fund Week?A series of virtual events representing a collaborative outreach effort that will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies and the organizations that support them to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding. This is a free and virtual opportunity for small businesses to learn about non-dilutive funding available through America’s Seed Fund that awards $4 billion annually to small businesses for R&D. Come meet with the federal agency representatives, attend roundtables, connect with entrepreneur support organizations, and find other helpful resources.
New for 2023: We will kick off America’s Seed Fund Week with Startup Expo 2023, a showcase of innovative startups featuring technology developed through America’s Seed Fund. Join us as we build a virtual stage for selected startups to present their technologies, share their experiences working with America’s Seed Fund, and make new connections! Access to Startup Expo 2023 is included in your America’s Seed Fund Week registration.
Who Should Attend? Entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses based in the United States, especially those working in STEM Research & Development categoriesVenture Capital and Angel Investors, especially those seeking to fund startups and small businesses working on advanced technologiesEntrepreneur Support Organizations, Economic Business Development representatives, Startup Accelerators, Business Incubators, University Entrepreneur OrganizationsCorporate partnership professionals and industry leaders looking to connect with innovative small businessesRepresentatives from Federal Agencies, State & Local Government, and other members across the ecosystem that support small business
Accessibility and Inclusion:All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance of this event.Contact Sharon.Hoffmeyer@sba.gov.