Registration is now open for the 2020 Regional SBIR Weeks, which 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.
The SBIR Virtual Week provides an excellent opportunity for small businesses, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and technology companies to connect directly with SBIR/STTR program managers representing more than a dozen different federal agencies. Program managers from the participating federal agencies will conduct one-on-one meetings with small businesses, take part in targeted panels, discuss technology areas, and share insights into how the agencies make funding decisions.
Day 1: Monday, September 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Panel discussions and presentations
Day 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: One-on-one meetings with national SBIR program managers
A $20 deposit for registration is required and will be refunded after the event.