Intro to Defense Innovation & Ask Me Anything: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification with Kevin Landtroop and Luke Barnes
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!
This AMA will focus on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC is a certification procedure, developed by the Department of Defense (DoD), which certifies that contractors have the means to protect sensitive data— including Federal Contract Information and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
Already taken a tour of Capital Factory? Awesome! The event starts at 4:30PM after the 4PM tour.
This month we are featuring Kevin Landtroop, Defense Venture Partner at Capital Factory, and Luke Barnes, Founder & Managing Partner of Fidelis Risk Advisory.
Kevin Landtroop is a cross-functional leader and entrepreneur with 20 years of operations and legal experience in National Security. Kevin founded Overmatch Materiel Advisors, LLC and Co-Founded the Texas Defense Innovation Forum to bring together his passion for National Security and desire to work inside the innovation ecosystem in Silicon Hills. As a Defense Venture Partner, Kevin connects early-stage companies on the bleeding edge with future-force technology requirements while helping Army Futures Command, Defense Innovation Unit, AFWERX, and other similar government and defense S&T organizations connect with startups.
Fidelis Risk Advisory is an Austin-based consulting firm specializing in cybersecurity risk management and translating complicated cybersecurity issues into business-speak. Luke has served as a trusted advisor supporting companies ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups in industries such as fintech, energy, aerospace and defense, software, legal, and telecom. Among other services, his firm focuses on executive advisory, cybersecurity risk assessments, network and application security, security program development, compliance, cloud security, and cybersecurity awareness training. Luke is a reserve Marine Corps officer with experience in information warfare within both the conventional and Special Operations communities.
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