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
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
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.
Serial Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer at Worlds
Journalist, Business Insider
The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) is an unrivaled problem-solving network that adapts to the emerging needs of those who serve in the defense of our national security. We are dedicated to the work of bringing together defense, academic and entrepreneurial innovators to solve national security problems in new ways.
Find out more at www.nsin.us
FedTech is a venture builder that thrives at the intersection of entrepreneurship, breakthrough technologies and mission-driven organizations. Since 2015, FedTech has pioneered deep tech ventures across the Department of Defense, NASA, the Department of Energy, universities and federal labs. Through startup studios, accelerators, internal innovation curriculum and corporate venture programs, FedTech helps startups, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies stay ahead of the curve of innovation.
Find out more at www.fedtech.io