The America’s Seed Fund 2024 Road Tour is coming to Little Rock as part of a national tour that will connect entrepreneurs, scientists, and researchers working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding.
Also known as the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, America’s Seed Fund focuses on next-generation research and development through 11 participating federal agencies. Americaʼs Seed Fund provides over $4 billion in non-dilutive, early-stage funding to small companies each year in a wide variety of technology areas such as unmanned systems, advanced materials, health, cybersecurity, and defense.
Agency representatives will travel together to Little Rock to conduct one-on-one meetings with entrepreneurs, take part in panel discussions, present on SBIR/STTR technology areas, and share insights into how agencies make funding decisions.
The Road Tour is organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The host for the Little Rock stop is UA Little Rock’s Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center.