GOMA Partners with Alabama A&M for SBIR Road Tour

Contact: Christina V. Thomas
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HUNTSVILLE – The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs on April 17, 2018 participated in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) national road tour during its stop at Alabama A&M University. SBIR announced an 18-state tour earlier this year connecting entrepreneurs with next generation research & development ideas to the largest source of early stage funding led by the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Continuing the focus of getting historically black colleges in Alabama to encourage its students to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors, the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs partnered with Alabama A&M University’s College of Business & Public Affairs and their Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development.

Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs director, Nichelle Williams Nix participated in a roundtable panel discussion with Dr. Chad Womack, Col. (Ret.) Paula Taylor, and moderator, Dr. Teresa Merriweather Orok. “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Paradigm Shift for Higher Education (HBCUs and MSIs), Minority and Underrepresented Communities”.