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

EDA to discuss CARES funding, including forthcoming innovation opportunity

Tuesday, June 9 at 2 p.m. EDT

Join us for a special SSTI webinar on June 9th, when U.S. Economic Development Administration representatives will share information regarding $1.5 billion in economic development grants available for coronavirus response and recovery efforts at the local, state and regional levels. The EDA team also will discuss the pending innovation and entrepreneurship challenge component of the funding. Join us to learn more about qualifying for grants, which types of project support/assistance will be funded, how to apply, and more. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.


  • Dana Gartzke, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
  • Joel Frushone Director, Office of External Affairs and Communications, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
  • Craig Buerstatte, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration

Cost: there is no cost to attend

Register today!