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SBIR STTR 2024 Road Tour

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hit the road again with America’s Seed Fund 2024 Road Tour. From January 23 – 25, the tour kicks off with America’s Seed Fund Week, the Virtual Road Tour, followed by four in-person tours that will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – America’s Seed Fund. 

America’s Seed Fund Road Tour is a national outreach effort that conveys the technology funding opportunities provided through America’s Seed Fund, including the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. This year, each Road Tour stop will be hosted by SBA’s Federal And State Technology (FAST) Partners who serve as navigators for America’s Seed Fund in their regions. 
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. 

America’s Seed Fund 2024 Road Tour Registration Website

Tour Schedule

January 23 – 25 | America’s Seed Fund Week/2024 Road Tour: Virtual (registration is open) 


July 15 – 19 | 2024 Road Tour: Great Lakes 

July 15 – East Lansing, Michigan 

July 16 – Indianapolis, Indiana 

July 17 – Champaign-Urbana, Illinois 

July 18 – Madison, Wisconsin 

July 19 – Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Explore the Program 

  • For details on each tour, how to register, and to meet the Host Partners, please visit: americasseedfund.us/road-tour 
  • For more on America’s Seed Fund and the SBIR/STTR programs, please visit: sbir.gov  
  • To learn more about the participating federal agencies, please visit: Agency Resources