Twelve companies have won the opportunity to present at the Small Business Administration’s inaugural virtual exposition for projects funded by the agency’s research and technology transfer programs.
America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo will feature presentations on entrepreneurial ventures in the areas of agricultural technology, climate and energy, national security and supply chain resiliency, SBA said Monday.
The federal government awards early-stage R&D funds through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
“With the launch of America’s Seed Fund Expo, we will showcase exceptional entrepreneurs who have leveraged federal research and development funding through the SBIR Program in key industries and connect them to resources to advance their game-changing innovations right here in America,” said Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator of SBA.
Applicants for the competition included businesses with minority-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged and HUBZone designations.
The winning startup companies are:
- General Probiotics
- Nucleic Sensing Systems
- Shellfish Solutions, doing business as Blue Trace
- Amorphic Tech
- FGC Plasma Solutions
- Chromatic 3D Materials
- Delta Development Team