Join us February 5, 2021, for this Entrepreneurial Symposium to learn more about the Acceleration Program Opportunities with NSIN, the National Security Innovation Network.

The Acceleration Portfolio is focused on finding and creating ventures that develop solutions to the real-world problems faced by service members. The Acceleration Portfolio identifies startups emerging from the academic and the venture communities that can address DoD problems in innovative ways.

Our programs and services support the engagement of ventures with potential DoD customers and stimulate the creation of new ventures from technologies emerging from DoD labs.

  • Who: Early-stage ventures and start-ups interested in the defense market
  • What: Short presentation and panel Ask Me Anything session
  • When: February 5, 2021 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (CST)
  • Where: Zoom Webinar
  • Why: Increase understanding of defense venture development and the opportunitiy for SBIR and STTR contracts which provide millions of dollars of non-dilutive funding to early-stage ventures every year and are a key way to expand into the defense market.

Registration is required.

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Tenative Schedule of Events*

(*Subject to change)

9:00am-9:30am - National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) overview

9:30am-9:40am - Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) overview, Mr. Josh Nichol-Caddy, Director, Technology Commercialization

9:40am-9:55am - NMotion (Lincoln) overview, Mr. Scott Henderson, Director

9:55am-10:05am - The Start Center Overview, Mr. Pierce Robinson, Director of Innovation

10:05am-10:15am - The Scott Technology Center Overview, Mr. Ken Moreano, Director

10:15am-10:25am – UNeMed, Michael Dixon, PhD, CEO/President

10:25am-10:35am – University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Franchising, Dale Eesley, PhD, Director

10:35am-10:50am – University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty perspectives

10:50am-11:00am – NSIN Corporate Successes, Mr. Mike Dodd, NSIN University Program Director, Indiana University

11:00am-11:10am – AKSARBEN Foundation/Tech Collaborative overview

11:10am-11:55am - Ask Me Anything (AMA) question and answer panel discussion (open to all)