SBIR Road Tour 2024, July 19, 7 am – 4 pm, Welcome at 8 am

The mission of America’s Seed Fund is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of federal research funds in critical American priorities.
Since 1983, companies based in Minnesota have effectively tapped into over $1 billion in SBIR/STTR funding, propelling IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and the ongoing establishment and expansion of small businesses across vital industry sectors.
Securing SBIR/STTR funding stands as a pivotal means of obtaining non-dilutive capital to mitigate technological risks for eventual commercialization while retaining intellectual property rights.

Demystify the SBIR/STTR process

Prepare high quality proposals

Access to expert coaching & support

Strong proposals get funded.

For 40 years, America’s Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Programs has awarded over $60 billion to small businesses, helping them transform their ideas into marketable products and services.  Through a competitive process, 11 Federal agencies provide early-stage non-dilutive R & D funding to small businesses, enabling them to develop a technology and chart a path toward its commercialization.

America’s Seed Fund sets aside over $4 billion dollars annually for small businesses, but only 5,000 businesses get funded each year. The SBIR/STTR process is complex and competitive; you can’t afford to navigate it alone.

Free, Confidential Business & Technical Assistance for Companies Seeking SBIR/STTR Funding


MNSBIR delivers virtual training to help you learn more about the programs.

Coaching & Assistance

Following our training, you can apply to the SBIR/STTR Catalyst to apply for funding with our expert help.

Overwhelmed? We’re here to help!

We understand the world of federal R&D funding can seem intimidating. With so many requirements it’s hard to know where to start. MNSBIR has decades of experience navigating this environment. We’ve helped hundreds of qualified companies secure funding so they can develop innovative technology and chart a path towards commercialization.

Ready to get started?

The world of federal R&D funding is complicated, and MNSBIR is here to guide you through the next steps to start your journey. The good news is we’ve made it as simple as 1-2-3 to get started!


Take the Readiness Tool

Is your company eligible for SBIR/STTR funding? Is your firm a good fit with federal funding.  Find out.


Attend a SBIR/STTR 101 Session

SBIR/STTR 101: An Overview of America’s Seed Fund is our FREE virtual session that explains the SBIR/STTR programs.


Attend a SBIR/STTR 201: Agency Deep Dive

After the SBIR/STTR 101, you can now attend Agency Deep Dives to learn about agency requirements to apply for funding.

If you want to secure funding to convert your research toward commercialization, you need to work with MNSBIR.

Getting started in the federal research and development arena is complex process. It’s a journey, not a destination. MNSBIR provides outreach, education and coaching to help startups and small businesses navigate the federal R&D landscape to secure non-dilutive funding to research and commercialize their technologies into new products, services or processes.

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