Phase I focuses on customer discovery, exploring the commercial viability of the DoD technology, and identifying business and technology development pathways. Phase II focuses on company formation and identifying commercial and public funding opportunities. At the end of the cohort, teams present labs with a market assessment report and compete in a Demo Day pitch event in front of potential customers and investors.
About the Event
NSIN Forge is a National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) program that partners with FedTech to bring deep tech government inventions to established ventures. Forge identifies Department of Defense (DoD) technologies available for commercialization and matches them with startup companies to participate in the cohort.
2:30 p.m. / 1430 ET
2:40 p.m. / 1440 ET
Robert Burns - Executive Director, Innovation & Collaboration Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
2:50 p.m. / 1450 ET
Dave Copps - Serial Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO, Worlds.io
Jennifer Ortakales - Entrepreneurship Reporter for Business Insider
3:30 p.m. / 1530 ET
Closing Discussion and Audience Q&A
About the Speakers
Executive Director, Office of Innovation & Collaboration
DHS Science & Technology Directorate
Serial Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer at Worlds
Journalist, Business Insider