America’s seed fund 2024 road tour great lakes

SBIR/STTR 2024 Road Tour: Great Lakes heads to Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, July 15 – 19


For the Innovation Ecosystem:

We are excited to share that America’s Seed Fund 2024 Road Tour: Great Lakes will stop in the below locations from July 15 – 19. We encourage you to share the information with your ecosystem. Thank you for your support!

July 15 | East Lansing, Michigan
Hosted by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting’s Michigan Catalyst Advantage Network

July 16 | Indianapolis, Indiana
Hosted by Indiana Economic Development Corporation

July 17 | Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Hosted by Research Park at the University of Illinois

July 18 | Madison, Wisconsin
Hosted by the Center for Technology Commercialization

July 19 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hosted by MNSBIR, Inc.


Each stop will host in-person programming in parallel with 1:1 meetings with SBIR/STTR federal agency representatives. Registration is now open.

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.

Explore the Program

  • For details on all 2024 Road Tour stops, how to register, and to meet the Host Partners, please visit:
  • For more on America’s Seed Fund and the SBIR/STTR programs, please  
  • To learn more about the participating federal agencies, please visit: Agency Resources 




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