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Small Technology Firms and Innovators, America's Largest Seed Fund is Coming to a City Near You

Published Mar 02, 2015 by Sarah Mote

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Over the course of this year, individual program managers from the 11 participating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding will embark on a 20 state road tour, participating in a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States. Every SBIR Road Tour stop provides an in-depth understanding of agency technology funding priorities, and one-on-one meetings with high level decision makers. 

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Tour Dates

South East Tour – March 24 – 27, 2015
Louisville, KY - Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Nashville, TN - Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Atlanta, GA - Thursday, March 26, 2015
Columbia, SC - Friday, March 27, 2015 

South Central Tour – April 27 – May 1, 2015
Long Beach, MS – Monday, April 27, 2015
Ruston, LA -Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Oklahoma City, OK - Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Wichita, KS - Thursday, April 30, 2015
Columbia, MO - Friday, May 1, 2015 

North Central Tour – the week of July 13th
Indianapolis, IN
Chicago, IL
Iowa City, IA
Omaha, NE
Sioux Falls, SD 

Pacific Northwest – the week of August 17th
Seattle, WA
Portland, OR
Boise, ID
Missoula, MT