Startup Expo 2023 will showcase innovative startups!
Join us virtually on May 15th 2023 to hear from emerging tech startups!
Kicking off America’s Seed Fund Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host its 2nd annual Startup Expo – showcasing innovative ventures that define the cutting edge of technologies critical for our nation’s economic prosperity, global competitiveness, and national security.
Keep scrolling to find session videos from Startup Expo 2022!
Be sure to register for America's Seed Fund Week!
America’s Seed Fund Week is an online event held over four days in May to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies and the organizations that support them to America’s Seed Fund, the country’s largest source of early-stage funding! Registration to attend America's Seed Fund Week includes access to attend the Startup Expo.
About Startup Expo 2023
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) featured 9 winning startups and 4 finalists with technology developed through the Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, presenting their work at the America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo.
SBA plays a substantial role in the Federal Lab-to-Market ecosystem, serving as the hub of the SBIR/STTR programs – also known as America’s Seed Fund. These programs are an important resource for a wide range of researchers, innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and startups working on big ideas.
The main objectives of America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo are to showcase innovative small businesses supported by America’s Seed Fund and to connect these startups with resources that enable their ability to scale, grow, and thrive.
The competition also amplifies U.S. public awareness for the commercialization of critical innovation necessary for our continued competitiveness in the global marketplace, and for the entrepreneurship that creates jobs and drives forward the U.S. economy.
The prize offered for the competition was selection to present publicly at the America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo event planned for May 15, 2023. The Startup Expo event was held on a virtual platform, allowing for the public to attend and participate, and providing broad exposure to the startup. There is no monetary prize.
Show Notes and Video Replays from Startup Expo 2023
At Startup Expo 2023, 9 startups across 14 Critical Technology Areas were selected to feature their innovationdeveloped through America's Seed Fund.
Fireside Chat: Small Business Investment Company Critical Technology Initiative
Welcome to Startup Expo 2023 with Bailey DeVries; SBA Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation.
Bailey hosts a Fireside Chat with Jason Rathje; Director of the Office of Strategic Capital at the Department of Defense.
Moderated by Helena Krusec; Strategic Engagement Lead, AFWERX
Advanced Computing Panel Description:
These startups are working across a variety of related critical technology areas that include Trusted AI and Autonomy, Integrated Sensing and Cyber, and Quantum Science and Space; modernizing legacy systems with resilient, affordable, and assured new software that we can have confidence in.
Moderated by Bob Smith; Director, SBIR/STTR Programs at the Department of the Navy.
Advanced Materials Panel Description:
These startups are creating materials that have higher strength, lighter weight, higher efficiency, and can handle more extreme temperatures; which ultimately help improve the capability of materials produced for the government and for the commercial market.
Moderated by Andy Yakulis; Director, Corporate Ventures, Army Applications Lab.
Biotechnology/Public Health Panel Description:
These startups are doing groundbreaking work in the emerging engineering discipline of biotechnology. As we’ve all experienced from living through a global pandemic, focusing more resources on improving outcomes for public health is critical for sustaining our very way of life, and the field of biotechnology plays a critical role.
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.