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Defense Innovation Track [clear filter]
Monday, October 1
 

6:00pm

Defense Innovation Track | Austin Startup Week Opening Night Keynote with General John M. Murray
Join General John M. Murray, first Commander of Army Future Command, to kick-off Austin Startup Week at 6:00 PM CT on Monday, October 1st at  Capital Factory and learn how the US Army will be partnering with startups in Austin and around the nation to #forgethefuture.

Schedule

5:00 - 6:00 - Happy Hour & Sponsor Thank You
6:00 - 7:00 - Welcome & Keynote
7:00 - 8:00 - Reception 

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Founder & CEO, Capital Factory
Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. He’s the founder of Capital Factory, a coworking community and mentorship-based accelerator designed to help startups find their first investors, customers and employees. Josh founded his first startup in 1996 in... Read More →
avatar for General John M. Murray

General John M. Murray

Commanding General, Army Futures Command
General Murray was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation from the Ohio State University in 1982. Throughout his career, General Murray has served in leadership positions and commanded from Company through Division, with various staff assignments at the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Army Futures Command

Army Futures Command

United States Army Futures Command (AFC) is the newest Army command created to modernize the Army via non-traditional partnerships and next-generation technology development. Located in the heart of Austin, TX, AFC will achieve success alongside the brightest minds and most advanced... Read More →
avatar for Brex

Brex

For startups, Brex delivers corporate cards quickly, easily, and with far higher limits than anyone else. Unlike traditional corporate cards, only Brex offers startups cards instantly and with no personal guarantee. Founded in 2017 by the founders of Brazilian payments processor Pagar.me... Read More →
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Chargbee

Chargebee is a subscription management and recurring billing product used by thousands of customers across 53 countries. New business owners and entrepreneurs can leverage Chargebee’s plug and play solution to create a frictionless subscription experience, without writing a single... Read More →
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Tarmac TX

Tarmac TX equips social entrepreneurs with the necessary skill set and connections and helps them access funding to reach their intended impact. Going through Tarmac TX, social entrepreneurs refine their product, test their solution in the marketplace, cultivate relationships with... Read More →
avatar for TriNet

TriNet

Full-service HR, ideal for growing technology companies. Raising money from investors requires you to show you can run a business, and with decades of experience (and roots in Silicon Valley), TriNet provides HR expertise to help you grow your company and stay compliant. By working... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Tuesday, October 2
 

8:00am

Defense Innovation Track | Bunker Labs Breakfast
.Veteran mix and mingle. Eat breakfast tacos and talk about veterans in tech and veteran entrepreneurship. We are also inviting all our defense innovation partners.

This event is hosted by Bunker Labs Austin. 

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Byrd

Courtney Byrd

Account Director / Content Strategist, Best Practice Media
Talk digital to me!
avatar for Ian Folau

Ian Folau

Co-Founder and CEO, GitLinks
avatar for Johnathan Wojtewicz

Johnathan Wojtewicz

Cofounder, Bunker Labs
Entrepreneur | Advisor | US Marine | Harvard Business School Alum | UT Tech Commercialization | Husband & Father | Adventurer | Cofounder BunkerLabs
avatar for Sabrina Wojtewicz

Sabrina Wojtewicz

Southwest Region Executive Director, Bunker Labs

Sponsors
avatar for Army Futures Command

Army Futures Command

United States Army Futures Command (AFC) is the newest Army command created to modernize the Army via non-traditional partnerships and next-generation technology development. Located in the heart of Austin, TX, AFC will achieve success alongside the brightest minds and most advanced... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor, Antone's

9:30am

Defense Innovation Track | Learn More About How the SBIR Program Can Help You
Congress established the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program
in 1982 to fund research and development (R&D) by U.S. owned and operated
businesses of less than 500 employees. SBIR, the nation's largest source of
early-stage technology financing. The three-phase SBIR Program directly
funds up to $1.15 million in early-stage R&D by small companies. Eligible
projects must fulfill an R&D need identified by the DoD and have the
potential to be developed into a product or service for commercial or
defense markets.

Stop by the AFWERX-Austin hub to find out more about upcoming SBIR
announcements and the latest in trends, efficiencies and local opportunities
available through this program.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Frahm

Eric Frahm

Chief Product Officer, AFWERX Austin
avatar for Craig

Craig "Yogi" Leavitt

Managing Director, AFWERX Austin
avatar for Jorge Manresa

Jorge Manresa

Chief Financial Officer, AFWERX Austin
avatar for Jennifer Marrs

Jennifer Marrs

Director of Community Outreach, AFWERX Austin
avatar for Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott

Chief Operations Officer, AFWERX Austin


12:30pm

Defense Innovation Track | Army Futures Command Mission & Partnering with Startups
Join us for this featured Panel Discussion Learn why AFC chose Austin to set up shop and how you can partner with this unique, technology-forward organization to turn your ideas into reality.

Sponsors
avatar for Army Futures Command

Army Futures Command

United States Army Futures Command (AFC) is the newest Army command created to modernize the Army via non-traditional partnerships and next-generation technology development. Located in the heart of Austin, TX, AFC will achieve success alongside the brightest minds and most advanced... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor, Antone's

2:00pm

Defense Innovation Track | Learn More About How the SBIR Program Can Help You
Congress established the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program
in 1982 to fund research and development (R&D) by U.S. owned and operated
businesses of less than 500 employees. SBIR, the nation's largest source of
early-stage technology financing. The three-phase SBIR Program directly
funds up to $1.15 million in early-stage R&D by small companies. Eligible
projects must fulfill an R&D need identified by the DoD and have the
potential to be developed into a product or service for commercial or
defense markets.

Stop by the AFWERX-Austin hub to find out more about upcoming SBIR
announcements and the latest in trends, efficiencies and local opportunities
available through this program.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Frahm

Eric Frahm

Chief Product Officer, AFWERX Austin
avatar for Craig

Craig "Yogi" Leavitt

Managing Director, AFWERX Austin
avatar for Jorge Manresa

Jorge Manresa

Chief Financial Officer, AFWERX Austin
avatar for Jennifer Marrs

Jennifer Marrs

Director of Community Outreach, AFWERX Austin
avatar for Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott

Chief Operations Officer, AFWERX Austin


3:30pm

Defense Innovation Track | Autonomous Mobility with Army Futures Command
Join us for this specialized panel discussion on the future of Autonomous Mobility. A panel of experts and futurists will engage in a "What's Next?" discussion on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Sustainability surrounding one of AFC's most critical modernization priorities.

Sponsors
avatar for Army Futures Command

Army Futures Command

United States Army Futures Command (AFC) is the newest Army command created to modernize the Army via non-traditional partnerships and next-generation technology development. Located in the heart of Austin, TX, AFC will achieve success alongside the brightest minds and most advanced... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 16th Floor, Antone's