Get in on America’s Seed Fund

Tuesday, March 12 | Riverside, California | Register Now!

Federal SBIR/STTR programs provide $2.5 Billion in capital funding every year to help small business entrepreneurs bring transformative innovations to market. Join program officers from five federal agencies for this incredible conference to learn how to obtain early stage funding to commercialize your idea. Make an appointment to meet with agency program directors via the link below. Discuss your potential proposals with the Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. Meet with former grant winners, founders, and business experts/mentors. Discuss your ideas with public representatives. Sign up for special workshops on topics vital for funding success.

Network. Learn. Collaborate

150+ Attendees

5 Federal Agencies


Parking Information

  • Free parking is available in Lot 30 (section 3/southwest corner) off of Martin Luther King Blvd.
  •  It is recommended to walk to the Highlander Union Building (HUB). For those needing extra assistance, a transportation van parked in section 3 will be available from 7:00 – 9:00am.  Signs will direct you to the van parking. Please follow the signs or use the attached map.
  • The evening reception will be at our new Multidisciplinary Building (MRB).  For those unable to attend the reception they grab the transportation van from 4:30-5:30pm in parking lot 19 heading back to parking lot 30.
  • For those attending the reception, there will be signs from the HUB to MRB.  For those who need transportation back to parking lot 30 after the reception, vans will be in front of MRB starting at 6:30pm.

View map here.


SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research STTR: Small Business Technology Transfer Competitive awards-based resources that enable small businesses to develop new tech and facilitate commercialization.

Example Funding Areas: AI, First Responders, National Security, Biomed, Cybersecurity, Advanced Robotics, AgTech, Space Exploration & more!

$2.5 billion of funding is available each year in competitive grant and contract awards. Since 1982, more than $478B awarded to American small businesses.

5,000 awards each year

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