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Thu, May 16


Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington, KY

America's Seed Fund Road Tour

Join us for the Kentucky stop on the U.S. SBA's America's Seed Fund 2024 Road Tour, hosted by the Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation, an initiative of KSTC.

America's Seed Fund Road Tour
America's Seed Fund Road Tour

Time & Location

May 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington, KY, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA

About the Event

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".

Federal Agency representatives will meet with companies attending the event to help attendees navigate over $4 billion in early-stage funding opportunities available through America's Seed Fund.  Federal progam officers will be offering 300+ One-on-One Meetings during the event.

Signing up for One-on-One Meetings with Agency Representatives

You must first register for the event. You will then receive an email to help you with next steps.

Please note that to move forward in the one-on-one scheduling process, you will need to upload your Quad Chart. Review the "Completing a Quad Chart" and "Innovator’s Guide for preparing for 1:1 meetings with federal SBIR/STTR program representatives.

Questions about registration? Contact or schedule time to meet with us.

Need a template for your Quad Chart? Complete the template we created to help you.

The full agenda will be available soon and will include:

  • Overview of America's Seed Fund
  • Reverse Pitches from Federal Agency Representatives
  • Panels & Presentations (Examples of potential panels include - SBIR/STTR Agency specific panels, proposal support resources & programs, entrepreneur success stories, resources available through Kentuciy FAST and the Kentucky SBTDC, SBIR/STTR grant matching opportunities, proposal tips and strategies, among other potential topics)
  • Opportunity to meet with entrepreneurial support organizations
  • One-on-one meetings with Federal Agency Representatives

Lodging & Accomodations

Marriott Griffin Gate is offering America's Seed Fund Road Tour attendees a discounted rate. Make your reservation online.


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    Sale ends: May 16, 4:00 PM EDT



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