The NSIN Propel New York 2023, a collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate, the premier research organization for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) and cyber technologies for the U.S. Air Force (USAF), includes a cohort of ten startups focusing on resilient basing, moving target engagement and operationally focused Advanced Battle Management Systems (ABMS).

Startups in the NSIN Propel New York cohort will enable technology solutions that are prime for adaptation to address the operational imperatives of the USAF and the broader U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) community.

The accelerator aims to lower barriers to entering the defense industrial base for companies by attracting investment from trusted private capital and government end-users seeking further engagement with members of the cohort.


  • Circle Optics
    Creators of the world’s only stitch-free 360° multi-camera system.

  • Little Place Labs
    Building scalable machine learning solutions for space edge computing.

  • Normal Computing
    Generative artificial intelligence (AI) for critical enterprise applications powered by probabilistic AI.

  • One Radio Corporation
    Using its patented technologies to design and manufacture affordable wide-band high dynamic range receivers to enable unique applications like drone detection, geolocation, and fingerprinting.

  • Bazze
    AI-powered data marketplace that enables customers to seamlessly integrate commercial data into ISR operations.

  • Kinnami Software Corporation
    Provides enterprises with a hybrid resilient data fabric simplifying data availability, protection, and security for complex distributed networks.

  • Haylon Technologies
    Cutting battery costs and waste in half with the future of smart battery management.

    An Open Data Platform for managing the content of any SQL database by providing a powerful API layer for developers and an intuitive App for non-technical users.

  • Pryon
    An AI-as-a-service platform for enterprise knowledge management, leveraging purpose-built computer vision (CV), generative, and large language models (LLMs).

  • Troverlo
    Collecting previously unattainable data from assets and combining it with a Smart AI system, driving new insights previously unimaginable.. The hardware-agnostic software breaks down vendor-lock and automates national security operations.

The cohort will join the upcoming Upstate Capital Future of Air & Space event this week on July 13. NSIN Managing Director Cheryl Ingstad will deliver the welcome keynote at the event.

The ten-member cohort will participate in the NSIN Propel New York Showcase in September.

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.

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