Join Capital Factory to find out how you can get plugged into the Defense Innovation Startup Scene. Come hear an overview from experienced government contractors and leaders in the defense innovation sector and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions!
Already taken a tour of Capital Factory? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30PM after the 4PM tour.
WHAT TO EXPECT
4:00 PM Tour
4:30 PM Intro to Defense Innovation
5:00 PM Guest Speaker & Ask Me Anything
6:00 PM Happy Hour
YOU’LL GET ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS LIKE…
Why startups should work with the government
What opportunities there are for your startup
How contracting with the government works
What is a “solicitation?”
How to be protect yourself against risks
Examples of successful startups
Departmet of Defense – Defense Innovation Unit
US Army – Army Futures Command
Air Force – AFWERX
Special Operations – SOFWERX
Plus answers to your own questions!
YOU WILL FIND OUT ABOUT…
Department of Defense – Defense Innovation Unit
Defense Innovation fast track programs
Incubators & Accelerators
Examples of successful startups that won government contracts
Step into the future with the Comfort Crew on Thursday, October 24, 2019. A whole new world awaits as you step off the elevators onto the newly opened 8th floor at the Capital Factory. Guests will enjoy food by Fresa’s, drinks, music, interactive demonstrations of new technologies, silent auction, raffle, and much more.
Our special guests include Master of Ceremonies Craig Flowers; Speaker/Actor and Military Kid Christopher Sean; and Speaker/Wounded Warrior MSG (R) Todd Nelson.
Col. (R) Craig Flowers’ 25 years in the US Army encompassed a decade overseas, including three years in The Kingdom of Morocco. His final military assignment was at West Point where he taught and served as the Director of Cadet Activities and Assistant Baseball Coach. He is often heard on FM 104.9 ‘The Horn’ as a guest co-host for the “B&E Show”; Austin’s most listened to sports talk show. He hosts his own radio show “The High Ground”, Saturday’s 10-11 am (streamed live at HornFM.com).
You may know Christopher Sean from Days of our Lives, Disney’s Star Wars Resistance, or Hawaii Five-0, but did you know that he is also a military kid? Hear about Christopher’s experiences growing up as a military kid and how he’s gotten where he is today.
Todd Nelson is a retired US Army Master Sergeant. In 2007, after serving 17 years on active duty, Todd was wounded in Afghanistan when he was hit be a suicide bomb that detonated less than 10 feet from him. His life and his family’s life was changed at the moment. He now spends his extra time telling his story, when asked, to give hope to those facing hard times.
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Capital Factory welcomes you to our Defense Innovation Summit on November 19, where we’ll bring defense partners, corporations, the startup community and investors together for a full day of programming to promote valuable collaborations in defense innovation.
WHAT TO EXPECT
$100,000 Artificial Intelligence Investment Challenge
Five technology startup finalists will pitch their best solution to address one of the four AI “initial thrusts” articulated by the Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force. The winner will receive a $100,000 investment!
Defense Contractors Solution Pitch
A reverse pitch competition soliciting Phase I and II SBIR startups to seek relationships with compatible partners.
Lightning Talks, Fireside Chat, Networking, Epic Office Hours (application only), and more!
What are Epic Office Hours? A series of lighting speed mentoring sessions with serial entrepreneurs, corporate executives and investors. Attendees will receive a curated schedule of meetings based on various factors including stage and industry. This is an opportunity to connect with your local entrepreneurial community and receive valuable feedback on your venture. A few days before the event, you will receive confirmation if you have been accepted to participate. Applications now open!
Notable guests from previous events include Secretary of the U.S. Army, Ryan D. McCarthy, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Heather Wilson and Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army, Gregory L. Garcia.
Parking in downtown Austin can be difficult at times. We strongly encourage attendees to utilize ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft when traveling to the summit.
The Omni Hotel has paid garage options, and there are several additional parking garages surrounding Capital Factory— along with metered street parking.