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

A conversation on the pros and cons of Salesforce for grant reporting
Feb. 21 @ 2pm ET | Free

Salesforce is the most widely-used customer relationship management platform, but it has limitations. Even with free nonprofit licenses, impactful add-ons can be expensive. During this webinar, SSTI will discuss and share their process of using Salesforce for tracking, reporting, and communicating about TBED initiatives and engage with the audience to get a broad perspective from the field.


  • Susan Niple, membership director, SSTI
  • Jason Rittenberg, vice president, SSTI

Register here.


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; 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.