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Defense Industry: New Transformative Market for South Florida Founders, Funders & Innovators
Join us on-line June 8th for an informative morning to learn more about how you can engage with the expanding innovation & tech ecosystem within the Department of Defense. Officials from key DOD innovation organizations, hubs, accelerators and matchmakers, along with prime defense contractors will discuss tech innovation, streamlined funding, the role of venture capital, acquisition and contracting mechanisms, and growing federal/academic research and partnership opportunities. Learn from recent success stories how you can get involved today! You will also have the opportunity to choose one of 2 breakout sessions during the meeting for more in-depth conversation:
- Defense Innovation and Entrepreneurship Breakout Track
- University and Education Defense Breakout Track

Speakers include:
- Meagan Metzger, Founder and CEO of Dcode
- Brad Chedister, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for DEFENSEWERX
- Amanda Rebhi, Science and Technology Transfer Lead, AFWERX
- Marcy Muldrow Sanders DrPH, MBA, FCCM, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) University Program Director for the Florida State University System and Florida A&M University.
- James Becker, Global Supply Chain Advanced Operations Lead, Northrop Grumman
- Kathleen Gilpin, PhD, PMP, Director of National Engagement for Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX), a Parallax Advanced Research Program
- Chris Mather, Senior Consultant, APEX
- Alexander Heit, Vice President of Partnerships & Strategy, VISIMO
- Fred Herman, Manager, Engineering and Technical Services, Shepra, Inc.
- Mike Mitchell, Manager, Office of Research Development, Florida State University

Presented in partnership with Miami-Dade County, South Florida Defense Alliance, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and the Miami-Dade Military Affairs Board.

Jun 8, 2021 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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