We are pleased to be working with a wide array of organizations on SSTI’s 2022 Annual Conference.
Arkansas Research Alliance
Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) is dedicated to elevating a fundamental belief: Research Matters. Operating as a public-private partnership, ARA invests in research that stimulates innovation, encourages collaboration, and strengthens economic opportunity.
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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Kauffman Foundation seeks to build inclusive prosperity through a prepared workforce and entrepreneur-focused economic development. We work alongside communities to push for systemic changes that break down barriers based on race, gender, or geography so that all individuals have the opportunity to achieve economic stability, mobility, and prosperity. Let’s rebuild better, together.
Learn more about the Kauffman Foundation.
Ancora is a mission-driven company – a vertically integrated investor, developer, and operator of life sciences, research, and mixed-use real estate.
Our work sits at the intersection of commercial real estate and the educational, healthcare, R&D, and commercialization demands driving higher education and medical institutions.
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Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.
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Fourth Economy is a national community and economic development consulting firm that focuses on fostering action to create great communities, impactful organizations, and strong economies. Our VISION is a world where people are empowered to be co-creators of a sustainable economy and community. Our PURPOSE is to ensure that the economy serves the people.
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We are a nationally-ranked venture capital firm and accelerator that brings together startup founders, investors, corporations, job seekers, universities, musicians and artists. The gener8tor platform includes more than 75 programs spanning startup accelerators, corporate programming, speaker series, conferences, skills accelerators and fellowships. gener8tor believes that everyone deserves opportunities, regardless of race, place or gender. And that is what we consider our mission.
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TEConomy Partners LLC
We help clients compete in an economy that is increasingly global, knowledge-based, and driven by innovation. Our clients comprise universities, governments, economic development agencies, industry, trade associations, and non-profit institutions. They are diverse, but they all share a common need to understand and navigate the innovation economy.
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Ben Franklin Technology Partners
The award-winning Ben Franklin Technology Partners is one of the nation’s longest running technology-based economic development programs. For more than 31 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.
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Rev1 is a unique investor startup studio that helps startups scale and corporates innovate. This is much more than funding—we provide the guidance, connections, and space they need to bring their ideas to market.
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The Launch Place
The Launch Place provides new and early-stage business support services and pre-seed and seed investments for technology startups in Virginia and North Carolina. As a venture development organization with the purpose to plan, fund, launch and grow businesses, The Launch Place helps companies to get started, or to expand their operations by providing business consulting services, office space, and by investing in them through its investment funds.
Learn more about The Launch Place.