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Office of Investment and Innovation

Office of Investment and Innovation

Mission Statement

The Office of Investment and Innovation's mission is to stimulate the economy by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs access to a) capital investment via our SBIC program and b) intellectual property and Federal research dollars via our SBIR and STTR programs. Since 1958, our mission has been and continues to be underpinned by public-private partnerships focused on reducing gaps for small companies operating on or along the dynamic four-way intersection in which our office operates; finance | principal investment capital | technology-driven innovation | high-growth entrepreneurship.

Office Spotlight

SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

The Growth Accelerator Fund CompetitionClass of 2015 Announced August 4 at White House Demo Day$6.9 million | 138 Cash Prizes | 43 States, DC & PRIn 2014, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the first ever Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Over 800 entities applied for $2.5 million in cash prizes. Accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models competed for awards...

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About Our Office

The Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) at the US Small Business Administration runs the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program, a portfolio of public-private partnerships comprised of about 300 principal investment funds with over...

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