Growth Strategy

How to grow your innovation and profitability in the defense industry.

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Meet our Speakers

We've gathered some of the top experts in the field to discuss this topic. With years of experience between them, they're well-equipped to offer invaluable insights and perspectives.

VAdm Joseph Dyer USN (Ret.)

VAdm Joseph Dyer USN (Ret.)

Prior COO, iRobot

LTC Mark Owens USA USSOCOM (Ret.)

LTC Mark Owens USA USSOCOM (Ret.)

Chief Strategy Officer, True Velocity

Stacy Swider

Stacy Swider

Director, SBIR Center of Excellence at UMass Lowell Research Institute

Juan Acosta

Juan Acosta

Chief Operating Officer, Draper University

Dexter Ang

Dexter Ang

Chief Executive Officer, Pison

Robin Champ

Robin Champ

Chief, Enterprise Strategy Division, United States Secret Service

Ryan Connell

Ryan Connell

Director, NE Commercial Pricing, Dept. of Defense

Craig Cummings

Craig Cummings

Co-Founder and General Partner, Moonshots Capital

Hon. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Hon. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Congressman, U.S. Congress

Peter Dixon (USMC)

Peter Dixon (USMC)

CEO, Second Front

Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Founding Partner, Draper Associates

Daniel Finkenstadt

Daniel Finkenstadt

Professor in Enterprise Sourcing, Naval Postgraduate School

Ryan "FOBS" Graves

Ryan "FOBS" Graves

Technology Development Manager, BAE Systems - FAST Labs

Eri Gentry

Eri Gentry

Co-Founder, Negative

Alex Gorsuch

Alex Gorsuch

CTO, Ascent Integrated Technology

Rob Handfield

Rob Handfield

Executive Director, Supply Chain Resource Cooperative - NC State University

Dave Harden

Dave Harden

Founder, The Outpost

Brad Hunstable

Brad Hunstable

CEO & Co-Founder, Linear Labs, Inc.

Hannah Hunt

Hannah Hunt

Chief of Staff, USAF Kessel Run

Tito Jankowski

Tito Jankowski

Co-Founder, Negative

Warren Katz

Warren Katz

Managing Director, Air Force Accelerator [Powered by TechStars]

Sam Kinney

Sam Kinney

Senior Advisor, Public Spend Forum

Benjamin Kosinski

Benjamin Kosinski

Chief Executive Officer, VendorTerm

Kevin Landtroop JD, LLM

Kevin Landtroop JD, LLM

Vice President of Defense, Capital Factory

Russ Long

Russ Long

Chief Executive Officer, Long Capture

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Talks

SBIR for Technology Startups: Lessons Learned & How to Use it to Grow Your Business

13 March 2020, 03:00 PM
Dexter Ang Benjamin Kosinski

SBIR Funding Hacks

13 March 2020, 05:00 PM
Stacy Swider

Brainstorming / Hot Seat: Earning my first SBIR Grant

13 March 2020, 06:15 PM
Dave Lutian Russ Long Stacy Swider

Elevating Defense Innovation Through Startup Technology Transitions

13 March 2020, 10:00 PM
Warren Katz

Defense Innovations from Public Private Partnerships: The Power of the Future Tech Forum

14 March 2020, 01:00 PM
Nino Marcantonio

How partnering impacts SBIR Grant activity (and how it helped us win Innovation of the Year in Manufacturing Technology)

14 March 2020, 05:00 PM
Prescott Paulin

How a Digital Workforce Accelerates Agile Acquisitions

14 March 2020, 06:00 PM
Hannah Hunt

Modernization of the Military Industrial Complex from a Small Arms Perspective

14 March 2020, 08:00 PM
Mark Owens

Building It Better: My Lessons from Disruptive Innovation (This prior Army Officer's HET invention has 3X the torque of any competing electric motor.)

19 March 2020, 02:00 PM
Brad Hunstable

Rapid Innovation and Tech Scouting

19 March 2020, 05:00 PM
Ryan "FOBS" Graves

Pitching the Government: How to Win Big!

19 March 2020, 07:00 PM
Dave Harden

Leadership on complex problems: tools to set your teams free

31 March 2020, 03:00 PM
Jon Margolick

Break Through: Overcome Difficult Times, Manage Your Finances, Manage Remote Work

01 April 2020, 06:00 PM
Tim Draper

Break Through: Pitching to Investors in Uncertain Times

01 April 2020, 06:30 PM
Juan Acosta

Break Through: The Do's and Don't of Launching a Startup Amidst a Crisis

01 April 2020, 07:35 PM
Jack Saba

Break Through: Building Solutions in a Rapidly Changing Environment

01 April 2020, 08:05 PM
Tito Jankowski Eri Gentry

Understanding Demand and Supply for Critical Coronavirus Equipment and Supplies

02 April 2020, 05:00 PM
Rob Handfield Raj Sharma Sam Kinney

COVID-19 Contracting Strategies for Federal and DoD Markets

02 April 2020, 06:00 PM
Colleen Murphy Lorna Tedder Ryan Connell

Financing Your COVID-19 Manufacturing or Sourcing Efforts via Purchase Order Lending

02 April 2020, 07:00 PM
Benjamin Kosinski

New Contracting and Grant Vehicles for COVID-19 Solutions

03 April 2020, 12:00 AM
Stacy Swider

Rapid Fundraising for COVID-19 Solutions

03 April 2020, 08:00 PM
Kevin Landtroop Craig Cummings

Funding Relief and Forgivable Loans for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

03 April 2020, 09:00 PM
Rodney Davis

AFVentures and "Overcome COVID-19" Funding Opportunities

03 April 2020, 10:00 PM
Jason Rathje

COVID-19 Suppliers, Inventory and Contracts

10 April 2020, 06:00 PM
Raj Sharma

Scouting for Optimal COVID-19 Grant Funding

10 April 2020, 07:00 PM
Geoff Orazem

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