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America's Seed Fund Week 2023

Join America's Seed Fund Week May 15 - 18, 2023 to learn more about non-dilutive funding through SBIR/STTR programs.

America’s Seed Fund Week is a free, online event held May 15 - 18, 2023 to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies and the organizations that support them to America’s Seed Fund, the country’s largest source of early-stage funding. On average, $4B is awarded to 4,000 companies through SBIR/STTR programs each year in areas ranging from AgTech to AI and Robotics.

This year's event includes a virtual Startup Expo held May 15 showcasing innovative ventures that define the cutting edge of technologies in 14 critical areas including biotechnology, quantum science, artificial intelligence (AI), space technology, renewable energy and hypersonics.

Throughout the week, speakers from federal SBIR/STTR programs will share details about agency-specific funding available. Sessions will also be available from previous awardees and community organizations to learn more about everything related to America's Seed Fund, from the basics of submitting a proposal to getting inside the mind of an evaluator. View the full schedule and speaker list.

Who Should Attend?
  • Entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses based in the United States, especially those working in STEM Research & Development categories

  • Venture Capital and Angel Investors, especially those seeking to fund startups and small businesses working on advanced technologies

  • Entrepreneur Support Organizations, Economic Business Development representatives, Startup Accelerators, Business Incubators, University Entrepreneur Organizations

  • Corporate partnership professionals and industry leaders looking to connect with innovative small businesses

  • Representatives from Federal Agencies, State & Local Government, and other members across the ecosystem that support small business


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