2024 SBIR Road Tour: Indianapolis, Indiana

When:  Jul 16, 2024 from 08:00 to 17:00 (ET)
Associated with  INForm

July 16, 2024 - Agenda Overview (From America's Seed Fund Website)

7:15 AM ET
Doors Open - Registration and Networking
Coffee will be available.

8:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction

8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Federal Programming
The morning program will feature: SBA Overview of the basics of America’s Seed Fund (SBIR/STTR) Reverse Pitches from Federal Agency Representatives describing the unique features of the SBIR/STTR program at that agency Panels & Presentations on how to effectively participate in SBIR/STTR One-on-One meetings with Federal Agency Representatives Detailed agenda coming soon.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Networking
Lunch will be provided.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Venture Capital Panel
Join Indiana’s leading venture capitalists to learn about new avenues of funding for high growth and high-tech entrepreneurs.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Past SBIR/STTR Awardee Panel
Hear from past SBIR/STTR recipients as they share their own stories from application to award, providing first-hand accounts of how SBIR/STTR can boost entrepreneurs to the next level. The panel will be moderated by Matt Burkett from ARI.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
University Partner Panel
University research is key to many SBIR/STTR awards. Hear from a few of Indiana’s University research partners on their institution’s capabilities and offerings for entrepreneurs pursuing commercialization.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
“Show Me the Money”
Hear about the multiple streams of funding for entrepreneurs in Indiana from a diverse panel of ecosystem leaders including members from the Small Business Administration, IEDC, and more!

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Indiana’s Tech Commercialization and Innovation Ecosystem
The Tech Commercialization and Innovation Ecosystem can be difficult to navigate. This panel will discuss the multiple programs hosted by the IEDC and partners to encourage innovation. The panel will be moderated by Natasha Jensen-Matta from IEDC.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Networking and Happy Hour

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Innovation Hall
625 W Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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