"America's Seed Fund Road Tour 2023"

Tuesday, July 18 | Wichita State University - Woolsey Hall | Wichita, KS

Registration will be available on-site during the event on July 18th.  Online registration is now closed.

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SBIR Road Tour

Learn how to access $4 billion in non-dilutive technology funding for startups, innovators and small firms.

The America’s Seed Fund Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. If you are an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, take advantage of this coveted local event opportunity to hear directly from federal agency program managers, meet one-on-one with program decision makers and connect with local resource partners.

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Phone: (316) 978-5363

Email: sbir@wichita.edu


How do I prepare for this event?

Road Tour Prep Resources
Learn how to identify which agency to target, how to prepare your Quad Chart, and what to expect in your one-on-one meeting with the agency representatives with our resources below.

Quad Chart On Demand Training Video

The Innovator's Guide to Preparing for the SBIR Road Tour Workshop (Passcode: Q$s9lr!w)

Learn more about participating SBIR/STTR agencies 

How do I register for Kansas SBIR Road Tour?

$25 per participant
$5 per student

Registration will be available on-site during the event on July 18th.  Online registration is now closed.

How do I schedule a one-on-one with agency reps.?

There will be an opportunity for attendees to meet one-on-one with the Agency Representatives. You will be contacted via email by the SBIR Road Tour team (Established) with instructions on how to request up to three private one-on-one meetings. Please fill out the Quad Chart template provided at the link below and bring paper copies with you on July 18th. You will also be required to provide an electronic copy of the quad charts to register for one-on-one appointments. If you would like our team to assist you with your quad chart development or to review your draft quad chart, we would be happy to schedule a private appointment.

One-on-One Scheduling, Next Steps:

  • Expect an email from into@mybusinessmatches.com with next steps in the scheduling process.
  • Start preparing your QUAD chart. It will be a required part of scheduling the one-on-one meetings.

Quad Chart Download Sign Up for Quad Chart Assistance

SBIR Agency Representatives attending the Kansas event

Participating SBIR/STTR Agencies
If more than (1) representative is representing the agency, we noted it as well.

  1. Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  2. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - 2 reps
  3. Department of Defense - AFWERX (DOD – AFWERX)
  4. Department of Defense - Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (DOD - JSTO-CBD)
  5. Department of Defense - Missile Defense Agency (DOD – MDA) - 2 reps
  6. Department of Defense – Navy (DOD – Navy) - 2 reps
  7. Department of Defense - US Special Operations Command (DOD – SOCOM)
  8. Department of Energy (DOE)
  9. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  10. Health and Human Services (HHS)
  11. National Science Foundation (NSF) - 3 reps
  12. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - 2 reps
  13. Federal Laboratory Consortium
  14. United States Patent and Trademark Office
Are there hotel accommodations?
  • The Hyatt Place @ Wichita State University
    4703 E. 19th St. N.
    Wichita, KS 67208
    (316) 364-4700 Request the WSU-NIAR rate
  • Courtyard Marriott Wichita East
    2975 N. Webb Rd. 
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (316) 636-4600 Request the WSU rate
  • Hampton Inn
    2433 N. Greenwich Rd. 
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (316) 636-5594 Request the WSU rate
  • Hilton Garden Inn @ Bradley Fair
    2041 N. Bradley Fair Pkwy 
    Wichita, KS 67206
    (316) 219-4444 Request the WSU rate

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Where do I park?

Please park in lot 41, 13, or 35S. See Attached WSU Campus Map with Parking Lots highlighted. 

Parking Map

Campus Map



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WSU Strategic Initiatives
John Bardo Center
Room 163
1815 Innovation Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67208


(316) 978-5363
Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)
Monday - Friday

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