SBIR Road Tour

 SBA El Paso District Office - July 2019

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SBIR Road Tour
Seeding America’s Future Innovations

This national outreach effort connects entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas.


Hear directly from participating federal agency program managers that administer over 5,000 new awards annually. Meet One-on-One with SBIR/STTR Program Managers, including:

  • MDA – Department of Defense · Missile Defense Agency
  • NIH – Department of Health and Human Services · National Institutes of Health
  • Navy – Department of Defense
  • DHS – Department of Homeland Security
  • FLC – Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NSF – National Science Foundation
  • USPTO – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • DOE – Department of Energy
  • USAF – U.S. Air Force
  • NAVSEA – Naval Sea Systems Command
  • DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Agency
  • USDA – Department of Agriculture
  • SOCOM – Department of Defense U.S. Special Operations Command
  • NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Agenda Highlights:

  • One-on-one meetings with Federal Program Managers
  • Reverse Pitches from Federal Agencies
  • Personalized Assistance & Resources

Engaging Panel Sessions:

  • Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes
  • Flexible Funding Opportunities: The Granting Agencies
  • Surprising Opportunities with DOD and NASA

Cost: $30 general admission; $10 students (MUST show ID at door)

Registration Fee: $30
Date: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Location: EPCC ASC, Bldg. A – Auditorium
9050 Viscount Blvd., El Paso, TX 79925-6511