Startup and Government - Compatible at Last

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Kira Blackwell


Rich Maloy


Samantha Snabes


Conventional wisdom holds that working with the government will kill your startup. Conventional wisdom is wrong.

There’s a shift happening at all levels of the US Government: they are actively looking for outside innovation. Not just looking, but adapting the way they work to be startup-friendly. Hear from three of the leaders in this realm about how they connect innovators with the government to the benefit of all. Learn about the streamlined Air Force processes that enable a quick turnaround on non-dilutive funding for startups. Hear how the NASA iTech program connects startups with the decision makers inside its organization. And learn how the Department of Defense is creating programs at all levels to drive innovation.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Startups
Level: Beginner