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SSTI among 40 SBA Growth Accelerator awardees

May 18, 2023

This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced 40 new Growth Accelerator Fund Competition awardees. SSTI’s proposal to identify programs and partners that have expanded the participation of minority business owners and researchers in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is among the winners.

With this $50,000 prize, SSTI will work with FAST awardees and other SBIR stakeholders to identify tested, replicable initiatives and build a plan for a national network that will implement similar efforts across the country. Many SSTI members with FAST program experience have already committed to sharing their experiences for the project, and other organizations that have a successful track record of working with inclusive companies on SBIR awards are encouraged to participate—contactus@ssti.org to learn more.

Congratulations to SSTI member organizations receiving accelerator awards, including BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting, George Mason University, Florida High Tech Corridor, and StartingBlock Madison, and to all our other fellow awardees.

For more information on SBA’s accelerator program, visit: sbir.gov/accelerators

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