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.
Stage One submissions closed on February 16
Since its launch in 2014, the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) has awarded 387 prizes totaling over $19 million to 284 winners across 52 states and U.S. territories. GAFC offers $50,000 - $200,000 in prize awards to organizations seeking to foster a national innovation support ecosystem to advance small business R&D from ideas to commercial market.
Visit here to learn more and download the complete 2024 GAFC guidelines.
Check out where we're headed in 2024!
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 SBIR/STTR programs.
Which regional in-person stop is closest to you? Check out all of the 2024 SBIR Road Tours here.
Thank you for joining us!
The two-day event provided 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 to download agency slides.
Thank you for joining us Dec 13 - 14 during SBA's third 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 kicked 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.
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!
Monthly Community Call and Email Updates
Engage with us monthly on the SBA Innovation EcosystemNetwork Call! This dynamic call brings together entrepreneur supportorganizations (ESOs) from across the country to foster connections and build a thriving, national innovation ecosystem.