Seed Fund Week - July 18-22: Build the Future with America's Seed Fund

Iowa District Office  - July 14, 2022

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America's Seed Fund Week - July 18-22

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Interested in turning research ideas into positive impact?

Register for the 2022 America's Seed Fund Week (July 18 - July 22), a series of free virtual events connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country's largest source of early-stage funding - America's Seed Fund, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs

Eleven Federal departments invest over $4 billion through 7,000 new awards to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas. Hear directly from these decisionmakers and connect with your local entrepreneur ecosystem builders through daily events. The week culminates in a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the SBIR program with the Tibbetts Awards recognizing outstanding small businesses and support organizations. 

The SBA is committed to building an inclusive innovation ecosystem to ensure entrepreneurs from communities that have historically been underrepresented can fully participate in next generation research and development.

If you're an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don't miss this opportunity! 

Join America's Seed Fund Week

Connect to Local Support & Community Events

  • Connect with your Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partner who provides statewide support to increase successful SBIR/STTR proposals from women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses in underrepresented areas.
  • Be sure to check out Community Events during America's Seed Fund Week! 
  • Find Local Assistance - organizations you can reach out to for advice and support.


For more events beyond America's Seed Fund Week, visit

@sbirgov @sbagov

#AmericasSeedFundWeek #SeedTheFuture

About SBA Office of Investment and Innovation

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) leads programs that provide the high-growth small business community with access to two things: financial capital and R&D funds to develop commercially viable innovations. Our work is underpinned by public-private partnerships that help small businesses on their trajectory from idea to IPO. Learn more at