SBA: $5.4 Million in Prizes Announced to Nearly 100 Awardees to Support Inclusive Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Ecosystem

Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced 84 winners for the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) and eight winners for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Catalyst competition, a new component aimed at spurring investment in underrepresented communities within the innovation economy at scale, receiving a combined total of $5.4 […]

SBA: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Highlights Resiliency and Recovery

Prominent small business investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors address nearly 50,000 attendees The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that this year’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit drew more than 47,000 participants for the three-day virtual summit. Attendees heard from celebrity business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and lead advisors from across the small business […]

FDIC: Three Winning Teams Selected in FDITECH Tech Sprint to Reach the Unbanked

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the selection of three winning teams in a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques to help banks meet the needs of unbanked consumers. The tech sprint’s evaluation panel selected the following organizations as winners in the following categories: Category […]

FDIC: FDITECH Opens Registration for Tech Sprint to Measure and Test Bank Resilience

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today opened the registration period to participate in a tech sprint designed to identify and develop measures, data, and other capabilities to understand how resilient banks are to major disruptions. This tech sprint is intended to be the first of several focused on how […]

FDIC: FDITECH Selects Eight Teams in Tech Sprint to Reach the Unbanked

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the selection of eight teams to participate in a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques to help banks meet the needs of unbanked consumers. The FDIC’s tech lab, FDITECH, launched Breaking Down Barriers: Reaching the Last Mile of the Unbanked on […]

EDA: U.S. Department of Commerce Launches STEM Talent Challenge to Fuel Nation’s Growing Innovation

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) STEM Talent Challenge to support programs to train science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent and fuel regional innovation economies across the nation. The $2 million STEM Talent Challenge will provide funding for work-and-learn programs […]

SBA: Grants Awarded to 33 Organizations to Help Underserved Communities Succeed with the Small Business Innovation Research Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration issued 33 grant awards up to $125,000 each for specialized training, mentoring, and technical assistance for research and development (R&D)-focused small businesses under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program.  FAST seeks to improve outcomes in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer […]

EDA: U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Americas Competitveness Exchange Colorado

Senior Officials from Across the Western Hemisphere and other Nations to Visit Colorado’s Innovative Solutions to Economic Recovery Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), in coordination with the International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of State, and the Organization of American States (OAS), announced that a […]

EDA: $4.9 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood Project in Kenosha, WI

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, for road and sewer infrastructure improvements at the 107-acre Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood project. This EDA grant, to be […]