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SBIR Seeks Women Entrepreneurs

May 19th, 1:30-3:00 PDT

Zoom

FREE

Opportunities for women-owned businesses with the Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

Join us on May 19th for a 90-minute webinar on how women-owned businesses can take advantage of this unique and wildly successful program. 

This workshop will cover:

  • The basics of the SBIR/STTR program
  • Program prospects across every industry 
  • How women-owned businesses can take advantage of these opportunities 

We will also host a panel of women business owners who have successfully navigated the program, receiving grants and contracts.  This will be your opportunity to ask them questions, hear their perspectives and gain the benefits of their experiences.  

Program Background:

The SBIR/STTR programs are a key source of financing for early-stage research and development (R&D) that translates discoveries into impactful products, services, and companies.  This 40+ year-old program invests $3.5 billion each year in small businesses, making it the largest single source of non-dilutive, early-stage, high-risk funding. 

In 2018, women-owned businesses made up only 20% of all firms that employed people in the United States.  To make matters worse, only 13% of SBIR awards in the same year went to women-owned companies.