Upcoming Webinars

SSTI Webinars are a great way to keep up on the major issues and initiatives impacting technology-based economic development. The live interactive webinars provide a convenient and cost-effective platform to learn about new approaches and tools that can help you in your work. This informative and educational webinar series is hosted by SSTI staff, thought leaders and colleagues from around the country with relevant experience and knowledge.

What to Expect

  • In-depth examinations of current state and regional approaches to financing startup companies, crowdfunding and commercializing university research, among others;
  • Strategies for successful economic transformation through intelligent, strategic investments in tech-based economic development; and,
  • Stimulating dialogue and thought-provoking exchange among your peers from across the country.

Upcoming Webinars

Hear from your Peers – Three Build to Scale Success Stories
June 20 @ 2pm ET | Free

Interested in leveraging EDA's Build to Scale program to launch or grow your innovation programs? Go beyond what you can learn from the NOFO and video explainers and hear from three B2S awardees about their experiences with the program. Speakers will discuss what challenge they sought to address, how that process developed in practice, and what impact the award helped them achieve in their communities.


  • Amanda Hedrick, Director, Grants and Sponsored Programs, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Shawnee State University/Kricker Innovation Hub
  • Stacy Nimmo, Executive Director, Red Wing Ignite
  • Tim Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Innosphere Ventures

Register for free today.


Immigration pathways for TBED
July 25 at 3pm ET | Free

Immigrant talent is a key driver of innovation in technology and entrepreneurship. However, navigating and understanding the many legal options available can be challenging. Join this TBED Community of Practice webinar to learn about pathways for TBED immigration, including lesser-known tools and under-utilized features of common immigration paths. Doug Rand, Senior Advisor to the Director of USCIS and a former Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship in the Office of Science and Technology Policy will present.

Register for free today.


TBED Community of Practice Subcommunity Meetings

SSTI is supporting subcommunities that focus on strategies within the field. Given the broad nature of the TBED field, we believe that fostering networks within more specific areas of practice will help achieve these goals. 

Subcommunities on Entrepreneurship Development; Research Parks; Risk Capital; and, Lab-to-Market are meeting regularly. 

Visit the community information page to learn more or complete this brief registration form to sign up.