Welcome to America's Seed Fund Community Resources
America’s Seed Fund awards non-dilutive funding to startups and small businesses to develop technology and chart a path toward commercialization. How do innovators and founders learn about America's Seed Fund? Most often it's through their entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) - the accelerators, incubators, investors, labs, and other programs that help them along their journey.
This site is designed to support the entire innovation ecosystem - the ESOs that support entrepreneurship, and the innovators (startups and small businesses) building technology that is critical for America's economic prosperity, global competitiveness, and national security.
Join America's Seed Fund from November 28 - 30 in D.C.
The two-day event provides attendees the valuable opportunity to connect directly with federal agency representatives who represent the nation’s largest source of nondilutive funding for high-growth startups and small businesses, America’s Seed Fund, and offers programming on how to compete for funding.
Head here for more information, registration discount codes, and a special entrepreneur support organization invitation.
Register today, and join us December 13 - 14 online for the 3rd Annual Innovation Ecosystem Summit.
The SBA Innovation Ecosystem Summit was curated to connect organizations across sectors to learn from one another as we work together to build a thriving national innovation ecosystem that promotes equitable access to capital and resources for innovators nationwide.
America's Seed Fund Week kicks off our 2024 Road Tour with a free and virtual opportunity for startups and small businesses to learn about the $4 billion non-dilutive funding available through SBIR/STTR programs.
Check out where we're headed in 2024! Join us in your region!
America’s Seed Fund Road Tour is a national outreach effort to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to non-dilutive, technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as “America’s Seed Fund”.
Stay in the know with all the America's Seed Fund happenings!
The SBIR and STTR programs fund a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet Federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact. Subscribe to the Newsletter today!
Join us each month for this informative call where members of the community gather to hear from each other, federal program managers and other guest speakers. This call is a central element of the innovation ecosystem for the SBA, where important updates and information is shared. We welcome all ESOs to join us. You'll also receive a monthly email newsletter containing additional updates and information. Sign up for both today!
Since its launch in 2014, the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition has awarded 387 prizes totaling over $19 million to 284 unique winners across 52 states and U.S. territories. The 2023 competition introduced a multi-stage approach with Stage One focused on catalyzing an ecosystem around a particular theme. Stage One applicants represented 45 U.S. states and territories, with 70 percent as first-time applicants to the 2023 Competition.
SBA’s participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.