September 28, 2023

SBA: 15 Appointees Announced for New Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Federal Advisory Committee

Group Will Advise SBA on Policy Matters to Foster a Thriving and Equitable Small Business and Startup Innovation Ecosystem

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses and startups in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced the appointment of 15 members to the newly established Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (IIEAC). The advisory committee’s main objective is to promote, expand, and strengthen the innovation ecosystem, including innovation commercialization, lab-to-market translation, and constructing a more equitable, inclusive federal innovation ecosystem. 

“The Biden-Harris Administration is working to ensure America’s entrepreneurs get the support they need to innovate and commercialize to create the industries of the future and solve global problems,” said Administrator Guzman. “The distinguished members of this newly launched advisory committee will serve as an important resource with insights and recommendations to help us build policies and programs that foster American ingenuity, innovation, and economic competitiveness.”

The IIEAC consists of members with a diverse set of perspectives, experiences, and occupational backgrounds across America that will help accelerate support for startups and small businesses.

“The members of the advisory committee will inform how the SBA, and the federal government more broadly, think about addressing persistent gaps in support for entrepreneurs inventing, commercializing, and scaling breakthrough innovations that are critical to our country’s global economic competitiveness and national security,” said Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation Bailey DeVries

Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee Members

 Additional information about the Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee can be found at Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee ( The SBA will announce additional IIEAC members and public meeting dates in the coming weeks.  

Appointment terms are set for two years. Members of the advisory committee do not receive a salary, nor are they eligible to officially represent the SBA. Their selection does not connote an endorsement of their organizations.

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