IEEE-USA and Small Business Administration partner to assist high-tech entrepreneurs

June 23, 2009

WASHINGTON (23 June 2009) -- To assist high-tech entrepreneurs starting new businesses, IEEE-USA and the U.S. Small Business Administration have signed an agreement pledging mutual cooperation in promoting, strengthening and expanding small business development throughout the country.

According to IEEE-USA President Gordon Day, the agreement will benefit IEEE members who are starting their own technology-based businesses.

"The American high-tech industry was created by individuals who had the vision and courage to create new products, companies and even whole industries based on little more than ideas and hard work," Day said. "Big companies like HP and Apple started in garages. By partnering with SBA, we can help find and nurture America's next generation of advanced technology companies and business leaders."

Under the agreement, SBA will provide IEEE-USA with information about its programs and services, make available information about SBA's resource partners, provide speakers to participate in IEEE-USA events to discuss SBA financing, government contracting and other business topics, and invite IEEE members to attend local SBA-sponsored events and offer training at IEEE-USA-designated locations.

IEEE-USA will cooperate with SBA's resource partners -- Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers and SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" -- to provide information to its members about business development services for small businesses, inform IEEE members of SBA's programs and services, provide speakers for SBA-sponsored events and share volunteer opportunities, such as SCORE counseling positions, with IEEE members.

"The SBA and IEEE-USA have joined together to help some of the nation's most innovative entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses," SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills said. "This cooperative agreement means that more technical businesses will be able to benefit from SBA programs, services and financial assistance as they create the jobs of the 21st century."

A signing ceremony at SBA headquarters in Washington was held on 18 June. Ana M. Ma., SBA's chief of staff, represented SBA, and Day represented IEEE-USA.
-end-
Working through its Entrepreneurial Activities Committee, IEEE-USA has established an online Entrepreneurs Village, which provides resources promoting innovation and company growth, and links high-tech entrepreneurs with mentors and peers. See http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/entrepreneurs/.

The SBA is an independent federal agency created in 1953 "to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation." See www.sba.gov.

IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 210,000 engineers, scientists and allied professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE. IEEE-USA is part of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society with 375,000 members in 160 countries. See http://www.ieeeusa.org.

IEEE-USA

Related Agreement Articles from Brightsurf:

Photovoltaics industry can help meet Paris agreement targets
To meet the Paris Agreement's goal of preventing Earth's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial level, one of the best options for the energy economy will involve a shift to 100% renewable energy using solar energy and other clean energy sources.

The truth behind the Paris Agreement climate pledges
The Truth Behind the Climate Pledges, a report by world-class scientists including former IPCC chair Sir Robert Watson, says almost three-fourths of 184 voluntary pledges made under the 2016 Paris agreement are inadequate to slow climate change.

Paris Agreement does not rule out ice-free Arctic
IBS research team reveals a considerable chance for an ice-free Arctic Ocean at global warming limits stipulated in the Paris Agreement.

Climate goals of the Paris Agreement: Impact of land use
Significantly less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times -- this is the temperature to which global warming should be limited, according to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Reconciling Paris Agreement goals for temperature, emissions
As society faces the challenge of limiting warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius, new research finds an apparent contradiction: Achieving that goal doesn't necessarily require cutting greenhouse gas emissions to zero, as called for in the Paris Agreement.

Four year agreement to supply Silicon Carbide micro-fiber
Haydale Graphene Industries plc the UK listed global nanomaterials group, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Advanced Composite Materials LLC, has entered into a four-year agreement to supply Silicon Carbide micro-fiber to a global industrial manufacturer of tooling and wear-resistant solutions.

An optimistic vision for Paris Climate Agreement
In December 2015, the world's nations negotiated the Paris Climate Agreement, which seeks to limit global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures.

Paris Agreement target critical for preserving fisheries
Limiting temperature increases to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels, as outlined in the Paris Agreement, will significantly minimize the impact of global warming on the catch potential of marine ecosystems and limit the turnover of harvested species, a new study reports.

CIMMS and NOAA collaborate under new $95.3 million agreement
The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma collaborate with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on weather and climate under the terms of a five-year, $95.3 million agreement with NOAA.

BMJ signs pre-payment agreement with OpenAIRE
BMJ, a leading healthcare knowledge provider, has signed a new pre-payment agreement with the European Commission's OpenAIRE2020 project to enable researchers funded by the Seventh Framework programme (FP7) to apply for Open Access publishing fees for eligible BMJ journals.

Read More: Agreement News and Agreement Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.