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March 11, 2024 | Tom Ballard

Registration open for Knoxville stop on America’s Seed Fund Road Tour

The all-day event will be held May 15 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Conference Center, 600 Henley Street.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are frequently referred to as America’s Seed Fund. Why? Because they are a source of non-dilutive funding for technology start-ups.

As previously reported, Knoxville is one of 16 stops during the 2024 America’s Seed Fund Road Tour where numerous representatives of federal agencies will be in attendance. The Knoxville session, hosted by Launch Tennessee, is scheduled for a full day on May 15 on the fourth floor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Conference Center, 600 Henley Street.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 7:15 to 8 a.m. – Check-In.
  • 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – America’s Seed Fund Overview, Panels, and 1:1 meetings with agency representatives.
  • 12:15 t0 1 p.m. – Lunch.
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. –  Local and state resources and panels of success examples.
  • 3:30 to 4 p.m. – Meet Fund Tennessee: InvestTN & LendTN.
  • 4 to 5 p.m. – Happy Hour Networking (Light bites and drinks).

Space is limited. For more information and to register, click here.


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