From Garage to Government: How Startups Can Scale and Join the Domestic Industrial Base

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM | Captain America

Startups are a critical component of our economy and national security, but they face significant challenges in scaling their business and production capacity. This panel brings together experts to offer practical insights on how startups can maximize their chances for success and quickly transition to becoming trusted members of the domestic industrial base. Join us to learn about best practices, strategies, and programs designed to help startups scale and thrive in the shortest possible timelines.


  • Mr. John Stibal, Managing Director, LEAP Manufacturing


  • Mr. James Crean, President & CEO, Crean Inc.
  • Dr. Paul Lichty, Founder & CEO, Forge Nano
  • Mr. Scott Gardner, CFO, CarbonFree


Capital Factory

8th Floor - Captain America

Date + Time

Sunday, March 12

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

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