A Houston company has been announced among the winners of an inaugural seed fund expo competition.
Twelve startups were announced across four categories in the U.S. Small Business Administration's inaugural America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo 2022, which is taking place virtually Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Each of the 12 companies have developed innovative technologies with the help of SBIR grants.
“Every day, in communities across America, entrepreneurs are solving our nation’s most pressing challenges from climate change to feeding and healing the world. The SBA is committed to helping ensure that those ideas receive the necessary support from federal programs and innovation ecosystems so that they can commercialize and grow into resilient businesses,” says Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman in a news release.
“With the launch of America's Seed Fund Expo, we will showcase exceptional entrepreneurs who have leveraged federal research and development funding through the SBIR Program in key industries and connect them to resources to advance their game-changing innovations right here in America,” she continues.
Houston-based Re:3D is among the companies selected to present at the expo. The complete list of participating companies is as follows:
- AgTech and Food Security
- General Probiotics (Saint Paul, MN)
- Nucleic Sensing Systems (Saint Paul, MN)
- Shellfish Solutions d/b/a Blue Trace (Castine, ME)
- Climate and Energy
- Amorphic Tech (Allentown, PA)
- FGC Plasma Solutions (Middleton, MA)
- Hydroplane (Lancaster, CA)
- National Security and Defense
- BadVR (Pacoima, CA)
- Enduralock (Lenexa, KS)
- PSYONIC (Champaign, IL)
- Supply Chain Resiliency
- Chromatic 3D Materials (Golden Valley, MN)
- Delta Development Team (Tucson, AZ)
- Re:3D (Houston, TX)
“The giants of future industries so often start as small business startups with big ideas," says Bailey DeVries, associate administrator of the office of investment and innovation, in the news release. "We know the public and private sectors must work together to nurture these small businesses with big ideas over many years so they may sustain and grow. America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo will lift up big ideas and provide a platform for our national innovation community to support the businesses of tomorrow."
The event is free to attend virtually, and anyone can register online at https://bit.ly/SeedFundExpoRSVP. The America’s Seed Fund is among the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs and is collaborates with 11 federal agencies, that collectively support more than $4 billion a year in federal research and development funding.