The SBA is seeking applications for America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo 2022 now through April 22, 2022 at 4 PM EDT.
To maximize the reach of the competition and capitalize on the visibility commercialized successes bring to the achievements of SBIR/STTR programs, we ask for your support in reaching out to eligible startups in your network and encouraging applications. A full set of eligibility criteria and application guidelines can be found at: https://www.sbir.gov/startupexpo.
Additionally, here’s an email template you can use. Feel free to tweak it accordingly.
The America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo is an exciting new competition that provides a fresh opportunity specifically for entrepreneurs who have commercialized technology developed through SBIR/STTR programs by:
- Providing nationwide exposure to the broader innovation ecosystem and the American Public
- Connecting the winning startups with resources to enable their ability to scale, grow, and thrive
- Amplifying small businesses that drive forward our Nation’s economy
The expo will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 12:30 – 4:30 PM EDT. The half day event will include the winning presentations from up to 12 small businesses utilizing SBIR/STTR-derived innovation and moderated discussions on curated topic areas.
Registration will be open to the public this month, but we will keep you posted on the exact date. In the meantime, please reach out with any questions.