Now, more than ever, organizations, governments, and entrepreneurs need to adapt to changing times. With 2021 about to close, the new year is signaling the dawn of a new era in innovation that are born out of the drive to affect massive change and solve the most pressing challenges of our time.
The climate crisis. The race to clean energy. Agritech and the future of food sustainability. These are only some of the issues that the deep tech space is striving to meet head-on. As deep tech becomes mainstream and part of our lexicon, some companies that inhabit that ecosystem have already become household names. SpaceX and Blue Origin are two that have captured the public imagination, and your social media feeds. Moderna is another that has made a name for itself in the healthcare vertical.
The first part of December will be an exciting one at FedTech, with three massive events on the schedule. Designed to give you a first-hand look at some of the leaders in the space, these events will provide you with a view into new technologies that will shape the way we live our lives. And introduce you to entrepreneurs who have launched their moonshots with their ventures and will more than likely become the problem solvers of tomorrow.
These are the events you'll want to mark on your calendar:
Dec 1: Fireside with FedTech: Lee Feldman, Senior Strategist at M12, Microsoft's Venture Fund
For December, our next edition of Fireside will feature Jake Kramer, Managing Partner at
FedeTech, as host and will headline a conversation with Lee Feldman, senior strategist for M12 based out of the greater Seattle area.
Lee is responsible for technology trend analysis, thesis development, and opportunity analysis influencing investment activities. He also conducts market and technical diligence for deals in focus areas, including National Security technology, brain-computer interface (BCI), cybersecurity, data and AI, IoT, and enterprise IT.
Lee joined M12 from Microsoft's corporate strategy team, where he advised Microsoft senior leadership on topics related to the business health and growth of the company. He also led strategic projects and customer engagement programs for Microsoft's executive vice president of corporate strategy and core services engineering and operations.
This promises to be an exciting conversation where you can expect to hear how entrepreneurs can engage with corporations and insights on dual-use technologies.
Dec 2: Homeland Security Startup Studio 2022 Launch Event
It's all system go for this exciting launch for the Homeland Security Startup Studio 2022. You'll dive deeper and learn more about our upcoming cohort and the Federal innovation ecosystem. The event includes a panel of experts, entrepreneurs from the HSSS21 cohort, and a live Q&A with DHS and FedTech to discuss the program.
The extraordinary group of panelists will include thought leaders like Carol Politi, President, and CEO of TRX Systems, and Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Then you'll hear from alumni of the '21 cohort whose founders will walk you through their entrepreneurial journey.
There will be opportunities for a live Q&A and learning more about how you, too could launch your venture in deep tech through the Startup Studios program.
Dec 9: FedTech Frontier Venture Summit
We are honored to host U.S. Representative Don Beyer from Virginia's 8th District as the keynote speaker for the Frontier Venture Summit. You'll have the opportunity to gain insight into what a national leader sees on the horizon, including the future of innovation, and how entrepreneurial opportunities and avenues for economic growth abound in the deep tech space.
You'll also discover teams of entrepreneurs and technologists as they pitch their ventures to a panel of experts. Through our partnerships with the Department of Energy (DoE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
and Northeastern University (NU), you'll discover how these lab technologies are on the path to commercialization to solve real world problems.
The FedTech Frontier Venture Summit is the culmination of our partnerships with innovators and inventors through the federal ecosystem and research labs and presents a forum for the rest of the community to come together to learn, network, and celebrate.
Grab this opportunity and you'll also discover how to be a successful technology entrepreneur from a panel of experts. And dnd the year strong as you build your ambitions for 2022.
Rising above challenges starts here
Already, 2021 is proving to be a highly transformative year that promises to have far-reaching effects. By attending these virtual sessions, you’ll be better prepared to successfully overcome any obstacles that emerge whether you are on a path to launching your venture or are scaling to deliver more value to your partners and customers.
Best of all, these events are all free. Don’t miss your chance to take a deep dive into deep tech and beyond to explore exciting, new ways to move your aspirations and your business forward.
Learn more about at FedTech and discover how we are the innovation platform driving the deep tech revolution at: www.fedtech.io