Pat Dillon, MBA

Director of MNSBIR
952-230-4540

Ms. Pat Dillon is the director of MNSBIR to assist startups and existing firms to access non-dilutive research and development funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

Since 1994, Pat has assisted more than 500 firms, both Minnesota and Wisconsin, to seek federal funding for their technological innovations with commercial potential. Pat also assists spinoffs from the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and other medical/academic institutions in Minnesota. Pat is a 1999 recipient of the prestigious Small Business Administration Tibbetts Award and a 2001 recipient of the City Business’ 25 Most Innovative Woman Award (now the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal). Dillon is a retired United States Navy Commander with 40 years of service (active and reserve), aviation, and intelligence communities. Pat is a combat veteran having served 10 months in Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Pat earned an MBA and BS in Business Administration from Winona State University, Winona, MN.

Pat Dillon, MBA