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Grand Slam Day for America’s High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups
Friday, August 14, 2015

Grand Slam Day for America’s High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups

On August 4, President Barack Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day, and what a day it was. The content of the day is front and center of what our agency does every day.
President Obama Announces NOAA/NIST/MBDA Partnership at White House Demo Day
Friday, August 7, 2015

President Obama Announces NOAA/NIST/MBDA Partnership at White House Demo Day

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to launch the Minority Business Enterprise Technology Transfer Initiative, focusing on the creation of regional innovation ecosystems related to approximately 300 Federal labs at 11 agencies. This initiative will help equip aspiring and established technology entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds with the skills needed to bring innovative products and services to market.
High-Tech Small Businesses to Receive Tibbetts Awards for Innovative and Outstanding Contributions
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

High-Tech Small Businesses to Receive Tibbetts Awards for Innovative and Outstanding Contributions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to announce the 2015 Tibbetts Awards to 23 small businesses, six individuals, and - for the first time - three supporting organizations for their exemplary roles in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. 



Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Announcing Expanded Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Initiative
Monday, May 18, 2015

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Announcing Expanded Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Initiative


Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined President Obama in celebrating emerging entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world. During the event, the White House announced the addition of nine new members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, which Secretary Pritzker chairs. PAGE is a group of America’s most respected business creators who have committed to sharing their time, energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs around the world.

3 Amazing Upcoming Events from the USPTO!!!
Monday, May 18, 2015

3 Amazing Upcoming Events from the USPTO!!!

Dear Entrepreneurs, Small Technology Firms, Researchers, and Innovators, 

      Our sister agency The United States Patent & Trademark Office have 3 upcoming opportunities that might be of great interest to you all over the next few weeks. Our team figured to share with our great and inventive SBIR/STTR family across the 50 States! 

$2500 Prize for New SBIR/STTR Logo Design
Friday, May 8, 2015

$2500 Prize for New SBIR/STTR Logo Design


The winning logo will premiere, and the winner will be recognized, the week of June 15 at the 2015 Tibbetts Awards in the White House and feature at the National SBIR/STTR Conference.  Oh yeah, there is also a $2,500 prize to the winner!

Call for Nominations:  2015 Tibbetts AND SBIR Hall of Fame Awards
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Call for Nominations: 2015 Tibbetts AND SBIR Hall of Fame Awards

BREAKING NEWS: 2015 Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame awardees will be honored at a planned White House ceremony on June 15-2015. Get your nomination packages in now!
Showcasing America’s Entrepreneurial Story at the First White House Demo Day
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Showcasing America’s Entrepreneurial Story at the First White House Demo Day

The day after his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama traveled to Boise, Idaho, to visit with engineering and business students operating on the cutting edge of innovation, using 3D-printing technology to help launch new products and companies.
FY-2015A DoD STTR Solicitation Partnering Project
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

FY-2015A DoD STTR Solicitation Partnering Project

About the DoD STTR FY-2015A STTR Solicitation: This solicitation was released on December 12, 2014, and will start accepting proposals on January 15, 2015 with a due date of February 18, 2015.
SBA Announces Four New Regional Innovation Cluster Awards
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SBA Announces Four New Regional Innovation Cluster Awards

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet today announced the SBA’s support of four new Regional Innovation Clusters, adding to its portfolio of high-performing regional innovation networks across the country.


SBA Expands Impact Investment Fund
Friday, September 26, 2014

SBA Expands Impact Investment Fund

Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, announced today it has expanded the Impact Investment Fund, a feature of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program.  The SBA is implementing a series of policy changes that promise to broaden access to the fund and strengthen the impact of SBIC’s.

NOAA’s 2015 SBIR Solicitation is scheduled to be released mid-October 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NOAA’s 2015 SBIR Solicitation is scheduled to be released mid-October 2014

NOAA's SBIR Program is seeking highly innovative products and services with excellent commercial potential

NOAA Awards FY14 SBIR Phase I Contracts
Monday, August 25, 2014

NOAA Awards FY14 SBIR Phase I Contracts


SBA Awards $2 Million in FAST Grants to Support R&D
Monday, June 30, 2014

SBA Awards $2 Million in FAST Grants to Support R&D

SBA Awards $2 Million in FAST Grants to 22 Universities & Organizations to Support R&D, Small Business Innovation.

New SBA Administrator Lays Out Priorities: Emphasize Business, Not Administration
Friday, June 13, 2014

New SBA Administrator Lays Out Priorities: Emphasize Business, Not Administration

The new Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet, has laid out an ambitious agenda to make the SBA faster, more efficient and more accessible to new business owners and entrepreneurs.

NOAA Technology Partnerships Office Conducts Training and Outreach Visit to Mississippi and Florida
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NOAA Technology Partnerships Office Conducts Training and Outreach Visit to Mississippi and Florida

Kelly Wright, Director of the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office (TPO), and Derek Parks, the NOAA Technology Transfer Program Manager, have just completed a successful trip to NOAA facilities in Stennis, Mississippi, and Miami, Florida, where they provided training on Technology Transfer and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

1-on-1 Meeting Registration Site Now Open, Register Today for Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference to Gain Access
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

1-on-1 Meeting Registration Site Now Open, Register Today for Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference to Gain Access

Register now for the Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference and take your pick of 1-on-1 meetings with Agency principals, first-come first-served starting today.

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