America’s Seed Fund Road Tour 2024

Join us at the Research Park on Wednesday, July 17.

The Research Park is proud to host the Illinois stop of the America’s Seed Fund 16-state Road Tour. This event offers a unique opportunity for innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and small technology startups to explore over $4 billion in early-stage funding opportunities.

America's Seed Fun Road Tour

Wednesday, July 17
Illinois Conference Center

 111 St. Mary’s Rd, Champaign, IL 61820

What to Expect:

Programming: Engage in informative sessions.

1:1 Meetings: Connect with Federal Agency Representatives.

Navigate Funding: Gain insights into federal agency technology funding priorities.

Local Support: Connect with the FAST Center at the Research Park for resources and support.

Why Attend?

The America’s Seed Fund Road Tour is an outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs to funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as “America’s Seed Fund.”

The FAST Center at the Research Park, led by EnterpriseWorks, provides free resources and expertise to help startups submit competitive proposals.

Registration and More Information:

Detailed agenda and registration information will be released soon on the Research Park Calendar.

Visit for the America’s Seed Fund Road Tour schedule and participating agencies.

For more information about SBIR/STTR programs, visit or follow America’s Seed Fund on Twitter.

Tour Schedule:

Great Lakes Tour: July 15-19 (Stops in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota)

Coastal Tour: February 7-9 (Stops in Florida and Puerto Rico)

South Tour: April 2-5 (Stops in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas)

Southeast Tour: May 13-17 (Stops in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia)