The 1st Multi-Domain Task Force has a mission to provide extended long-range sensing in a maritime environment.

The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), in partnership with 1st Multi-Domain Task Force (1MDTF), will host a live pitch event to showcase extended range sensing capabilities.

Join us on August 30, 2023, as the top finalist companies present concepts at a hybrid Live Pitch Event where $75,000 in awards will go to the top performing company/companies.

In-person and virtual ticket options are available. Registration is required.


The 1MDTF is making significant investments in extended range sensing capabilities and seeks to support the growth of sensing technologies in startups that can support various defense applications for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).



12:00 p.m. | Welcome

  • Angela Austin, Program Manager, NSIN
  • 1MDTF Leadership Welcome - Lieutenant Colonel Blake Schwartz

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. | Company Presentations Round 1

  • Yitao Zhuang, Zenith Aerospace Pitch / Q&A
  • Daniel Campbell, DropDrone Pitch / Q&A
  • Hank Scott, TB2 Aerospace Pitch / Q&A
  • Andrew Antonio, Urban Sky Pitch / Q&A

1:00 – 1:10 p.m. | Break

1:10 - 2:10 p.m. | Company Presentations Round 2

  • Graeme Rae, HyperKelp Pitch / Q&A
  • Sara Jennings, Orion Labs Pitch / Q&A
  • Kevin Montgomery, IoT/AI Inc Pitch / Q&A
  • Michael Miller, Skydweller Aero Pitch / Q&A
  • Diana Little, Anuma Aerospace, LLC Pitch / Q&A

Remarks - Brady Ryan, Regional Engagement Principal, Seattle, NSIN

Event Closing Remarks


Registration for this event is now closed.


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About National Security Innovation Network

NSIN is a program office in the U.S. Department of Defense, nested within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). We are set up to collaborate with a wide variety of innovators to include universities, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We create opportunities for collaboration across communities and connect those that might not traditionally work in national security. Together, we help drive national security innovation and develop technologies that directly support the individuals responsible for protecting our country.

About the Mission Acceleration Center

The Mission Acceleration Center or MAC is an open door to the DoD Innovation ecosystem. It is a physical instance of the nationwide NSIN network. This program serves as a catalyst for a diverse population to develop actionable solutions to current and future warfighters’ most complex and pressing problems.

About the Pacific Northwest Mission Acceleration Center

The PNW MAC™’s goal is to remove barriers to engagement and accelerate defense innovation, serving as the center of gravity for the Pacific Northwest startup and venture communities, academia, and local and federal partners, to support the Department of Defense. Launching with Navy Tech Bridge, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), Impact Washington, and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) support, this community will allow for both formal collaboration and the serendipitous innovation or “coffee pot collaboration” that comes from bringing people together.