Looking Forward: Demystifying Deep Tech w/ Eric Redmond

Mon, March 8, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST


About the Event

Join the National Security Innovation Network and FedTech for a conversation with veteran technologist, Eric Redmond. Redmond has authored half a dozen technology books including two baby books, spoken on every continent but Antartica, and has done everything from creating the first iPhone apps to advising the World Economic Forum and Fortune 100 companies. This virtual event will center around deep tech, and explore topics such as quantum computing, ai, and autonomous vehicles. This event will also feature testimonials from Defense Innovation Accelerator '20 entrepreneur alumnus who will discuss their entrepreneurial journey during and after the program.


2:30 p.m. / 1430 ET


Welcome Remarks 

2:40 p.m. / 1440 ET

Keynote Address

Robert Burns - Executive Director, Innovation & Collaboration Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security

2:50 p.m. / 1450 ET

Venture Spotlight

Dave Copps - Serial Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO,

Jennifer Ortakales - Entrepreneurship Reporter for Business Insider

3:30 p.m. / 1530 ET


Closing Discussion and Audience Q&A

About the Speakers

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Robert Burns

Executive Director, Office of Innovation & Collaboration

DHS Science & Technology Directorate

The NSIN Defense Innovation Accelerator (DIA) matches breakthrough Department of Defense (DoD) lab technology with teams of entrepreneurs to solve the real-world problems of DoD and commercial customers. Entrepreneurs work with DoD lab inventors, mentors, subject matter experts, and world class instructors to assess the market viability and the potential to commercialize DoD lab technologies.

DIA is a 4 month cohort-based program executed in two phases: customer discovery and early company formation. Successful teams have gone on to form companies, license the technology from the labs, and pursue various funding opportunities.

Phase I will run from May - June 2021 and Phase II will run from July - September 2021. DIA is currently accepting applications from technical and non-technical applicants. 

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Dave Copps

Serial Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer at Worlds

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Jennifer Ortakales

Journalist, Business Insider

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