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.
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!
Save the date for the next Innovation Ecosystem Summit, taking place virtually from
December 13 - 14, 2023!
Entrepreneur Support Organizations: Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, universities, Labs, Corporate Innovation Programs, Training Programs, and more.
The event will be curated to connect entrepreneur support organizations from around the country to learn from one another as we work together to build a thriving national ecosystem that promotes equitable access to capital and resources for innovators across the country.
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!
America's Seed Fund Week, a free and virtual opportunity for small businesses to learn about non-dilutive funding available through America’s Seed Fund that awards $4 billion annually to small businesses for R&D, has wrapped for 2023!
Thank you to all who attended the 2023 event and connected with federal agency representatives to learn more about these programs.
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”.
Thank you to those who participated in the 2023 Midwest Road Tour, July 17 - July 21, 2023!
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.
We invite everyone who works with high-tech, high-potential entrepreneurs to take this free online, self-paced course. This new online learning platform is designed to educate entrepreneur support organizations about the SBIR/STTR programs.
Sign up today to be the first to know when this new course is available.
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.