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May 29, 2024
NRECA Conference Center | Arlington, VA 
Remote Attendance Available

Come and experience the future of homeland security innovation at the Homeland Security Startup Studio (HSSS) '24: Converge event, brought to you by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with FedTech. This thrilling hybrid event, held at the NRECA Conference Center in Arlington, VA, and via Zoom, will showcase the brightest minds in homeland security and their cutting-edge technologies.

The event will feature the 2024 cohort of HSSS, who will present their go-to-market strategies for commercializing their paired technologies from federal and university laboratories.

Attendees will have the chance to network with established industry leaders and pioneers, as well as this latest cohort of entrepreneurs in homeland security.


These entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the homeland security industry with technology in various verticals including:

  • AI/ML

  • Material Technology

  • Electronics

  • Communications

  • Biotechnology

  • Sensing, Detecting, and Monitoring

  • Cybersecurity

Join us at the showcase and be among the first to connect with the rising class of homeland security innovators.

The Homeland Security Startup Studio is an elite program designed to accelerate and deliver commercial applications of federally funded technologies that meet homeland security needs. By forming teams of entrepreneurs and pairing them with groundbreaking technologies, the program assesses the commercialization potential of the technologies and works hand-in-hand with lab scientists and inventors to explore forming companies around those technologies to solve real-world problems.

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Event Schedule

Check In
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Introductions and Keynote Address
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pitch Competition Part I
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Pitch Competition Part II
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Judges' Deliberation and Audience Choice Voting
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Winner Announcements
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
Open Networking
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
No-Host Happy Hour
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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2024 Pitch Competition Judges

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