America’s Seed Fund Road Tour

Friday, July 19, 2024 | Minneapolis

Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers or small businesses! The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Minnesota and it’s a prime opportunity to hear directly from federal agency representatives and meet one-on-one with agency decision makers. Take advantage of this coveted opportunity and register today!

Americas Seed Fund Road Tour 2024

What is the Road Tour?

America’s Seed Fund Road Tour is a national outreach effort to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to non-dilutive, technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as “America’s Seed Fund.”

Attend Americas Seed Fund Road Tour 2024

Why should I attend the Road Tour?

America’s Seed Fund Road Tour plays an important role in encouraging participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by members of underrepresented groups while supporting the mission of the SBIR/STTR programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation to build a strong national economy.

Federal Agency representatives have been invited to attend a series of events in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota that bring together local and national innovation ecosystems to help attendees navigate over $4 billion in early-stage funding opportunities through America’s Seed Fund. This is a prime opportunity to hear from and meet federal agency representatives about your business.

Prepare for Americas Seed Fund Road Tour 2024

How do I prepare for this event?

There are a number of ways you can start preparing now to make the most of the event!

First, make sure to register for the event on Friday, July 19

Access the Road Tour Prep Resources to learn how to identify which agency to target, how to prepare your Quad Chart, and what to expect in your one-on-one meeting with the agency representatives with our resources below.

Watch this YouTube webinar on preparing a Quad Chart.

Access the SBIR Road Tour Quad Chart Template.

Schedule Meetings at Americas Seed Fund Road Tour 2024

How do I schedule a one-on-one with agency reps?

You will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Agency Representatives.  Once you register, you will receive an e-mail with further instructions on how to schedule your private one-on-one meetings.   As a part of requesting these meetings, you will be required to provide an electronic copy of the quad chart(s) to register for one-on-one meetings (appointments).

The Quad Chart is a one-page document that greatly aids in your time with the agency representative.  Bring paper copies of your Quad Chart for your meetings.



SBA’s support of or participation in this event is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity.

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