Virtual SBIR Road Tour Comes to Wyoming

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Release Date: July 28, 2020

Release Number: NR20-15

Contact: alan.belser@sba.gov

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SBIR Week in the Rockies: Wyoming

CASPER – The 2020 Regional SBIR Weeks are virtual, collaborative outreach efforts connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3.7 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas.

Each virtual event, hosted by a local organization, will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 5,500 new awards annually and to meet virtually one-on-one with program decision makers.

Wyoming’s stop of the SBIR Road Tour is hosted by the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and its Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI).

Every SBIR Road Tour stop represents a coveted opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about your state sponsored innovation support infrastructure. Attendees will also be able to meet one-on-one with program decision makers from the various participating agencies.

This year’s event will be held virtually over three days. Day one will highlight national speakers, day two will highlight Wyoming speakers, and day three will consist of one-on-one sessions with SBIR experts from various agencies (there are a limited number of one-on-one sessions available, so reserve your spot now).

Day 1: National Speakers (Monday, August 10, 9 am - 1:30 pm)
- Information about attending this session will be sent from the SBA following your registration.

Day 2: SBIR/STTR Overview and Phase I Proposal Preparation (Thursday, August 13, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
- This workshop begins with some basics of the SBIR/STTR programs, including important recent changes.

Day 3: One-on-One Sessions (Friday, August 14, 8 am - 3 pm)
- Register by August 2 to reserve your one-on-one sessions. Priority will be given to Wyoming businesses.
- Information about reserving your one-on-one sessions will be sent from the SBA following your registration.

Those interested can learn more and register here. .

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