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SBIR/STTR Webinar – Deep Dive on USDA Phase-II for AgriFoodTech Startups

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT


U.S. Federal SBIR/STTR programs are ‘America’s Seed Fund’ and provide $2.4 Billion annually in non-dilutive funding to early-stage entrepreneurs to commecialize their technology-based innovations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has an annual SBIR budget of $21 million, focused principally on AgriFoodTech and other USDA-related topics.

This August 21st educational webinar will provide a in-depth look at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Phase-II SBIR and STTR programs, their areas of focus, and specific insights into how to get started with your Phase-II SBIR/STTR application, particularly for existing recipients of USDA Phase-I SBIR awards, or those looking ahead to a combination of Phase-I and Phase-II awards. Free, self-service Grant Development Kits will be made available to entrepreneurs to assist in applying for SBIR/STTR awards.

Why: This webinar aims to empower entrepreneurial businesses who are candidates for USDA SBIR/STTR awards. Early exposure to SBIR/STTR opportunities is critical to timely funding. This webinar will provide insights on how to get started with SBIR/STTR and provide materials to jumpstart the small business’ application.

Deep-dive sessions drill into specific US Federal agencies providing support to AgriFoodTech entrepreneurs, and will feature a presentation by HSMC and/or the Federal agency, as well as an interview with a recipient from the agency.

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