2nd Annual America’s Seed Fund Week

05/15/2023 @ 2:00 pm – 05/18/2023 @ 3:00 pm

America’s Seed Fund Week Overview

Monday, May 15
2 – 2:30 PM ET | America’s Seed Fund Week Welcome and Opening Remarks by SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
2:30 – 5 PM ET | America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo 2023 –the virtual showcase of innovative ventures that define the cutting edge of technologies critical for our nation’s economic prosperity, global competitiveness, and national security

Welcome with Bailey DeVries, SBA Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation
Fireside Chat with Bailey DeVries, SBA Associate Administrator, and Jason Rathje, Director of the Office of Strategic Capital at the Department of Defense, on the Small Business Investment Company Critical Technology Initiative . 
Startup Expo spotlighting startup showcase winners and moderated by Helena Krusec, Strategic Engagement Lead at AFWERX; Bob Smith, Director, SBIR/STTR Programs at the Department of the Navy; and Andy Yakulis, Director, Corporate Ventures at the Army Applications Lab

Tuesday, May 16
2 – 2:30 PM ET | Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 101
U.S. Small Business Administration
2:30 – 3:30 PM ET | Is America’s Seed Fund for Me?
Panel with speakers from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Department of Defense (DoD)

Wednesday, May 17
2 – 4 PM ET | Agency Open Houses – Participants will have the opportunity to speak directly to America’s Seed Fund awarding agency representatives
Various Federal Agencies

Thursday, May 18
2 – 3 PM ET | Inside the Head of an Evaluator
Panel with speakers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
3 – 3:50 PM ET | Next Steps, Getting Started – Insights on the resources available to you from the federal government, organizations within your state or region, and our nation’s innovation ecosystem
U.S. Small Business Administration
3:50 – 4 PM ET | Closing Remarks
U.S. Small Business Administration

For more information and registration link for the virtual America’s Seed Fund Week and Startup Expo 2023 visit: https://www.americasseedfund.us