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NatlEshipWeek 2022 organizers seek participants for Federal Entrepreneurship Day panels

The organizers of National Entrepreneurship Week (NatlEshipWeek) are seeking representatives of federal agencies to participate in panel discussions during Federal Entrepreneurship Day in 2022.

NatlEshipWeek is a congressionally chartered week dedicated to empowering entrepreneurship across the United States. In 2022, it will take place February 12-19. During that week, Federal Entrepreneurship Day gives federal agencies the chance to host their own events and engage in social outreach on programs and resources for entrepreneurs.

The following panels are in development for the 2022 event:

How To Get Money for Your Start-Up from the U.S. Federal Government
The U.S. government provides millions of dollars annually to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization in small businesses through the program known as the America’s Seed Fund. Known as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, these programs enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

Entrepreneurship Education: How the U.S. Government Fosters Start-Up Education
Explore federally available education resources and programs that promote lifelong learning in entrepreneurship. This illuminating panel will highlight priorities in building an entrepreneurial pipeline and global competitiveness in K-12, community colleges, and higher education as well as educational resources for adult learners seeking to change careers.

How to Get Started: A Roadmap to Federal Resources for Every Entrepreneur
This dynamic panel will shine a spotlight on the resources and programs available to various types of entrepreneurs from across federal government agencies. Participants will hear from program managers about tools, tips, and tricks on how to leverage existing government resources to take their business to the next level.

The Power of Partnership: Engaging Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
From non-profits to entrepreneurial incubators, there is a robust national and local network of partners available to support entrepreneurial development. Join us for a conversation on how federal agencies work with state and local ecosystem developers and governments to help drive entrepreneurship in communities across the country.

The panels will be finalized at the December 15th Interagency Meeting, which will take place at 2 p.m. EST. If you are interested in participating, please contact Amber Ravenscroft (aravenscroft@edvgroup.org) and Joe Kapp (jkapp@resourcedev.org).

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