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. Because of that, America's Seed Fund also provides resources, events and funding for these organizations in various ways. This site is here to provide information and resources for ESOs that want to learn more, connect with others and ultimately work together to lift up America's innovation ecosystem. More information specifically about SBIR and STTR can be found at sbir.gov.
Application Portal is open from now until February 24, 2023
This prize competition is a competitive, two-stage competition for Entrepreneur Support Organizations, to encourage partnerships, education and mutual sharing of resources to amplify impact. Learn more about the competition details for this exciting program!
To facilitate relationships between entrepreneur support organizations and potential partners working on similar themes, we’re holding a series of mini-convenings each day from February 6-9. Sign up for the sessions you’re interested in attending.
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!
Entrepreneur Support Organizations: Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, Universities, Labs, Corporate Innovation Programs, Training Programs and more.
The SBA Innovation Ecosystem Summit, hosted Dec 6 & 7, was 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.
We gathered together new and well-established ecosystem builders working with startups and small businesses, particularly those serving underrepresented communities, that are trying to build out and commercialize their technologies.
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!
2022 America's Seed Fund Week was a virtual, collaborative outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies and the organizations that support them to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which provide over $4 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas.
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.