Tech Startup Warriors: Innovating for National Security

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM | Voltron & Captain America

Innovation and technology are key drivers of national security, and tech startups are at the forefront of this effort. However, breaking into the Defense market can be a daunting task for tech startups without the necessary resources or connections. This panel discussion will explore the strategies and programs that the Department of Defense (DOD) has implemented to create meaningful opportunities for tech startups to become trusted and active members of the dual-use industrial base. Expert panelists will share their experiences and insights into the DOD’s efforts to support startups, highlight specific programs and opportunities, and how to make connections. This panel is a must-attend for tech entrepreneurs, investors, and individuals interested in the intersection of technology and national security.


  • Dr. Bryson Reynolds, Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)


  • Tom Marlow, Managing Director at Dark Wolf Solutions
  • Will Wilder, Founder and CEO of Wilder Systems
  • Matthew Arnow, Head of Public Sector Solutions at Tidelift
  • Alex Gorsuch, Co-founder and CTO at Ascent Integrated Tech


Capital Factory

1st Floor - Voltron

8th Floor - Captain America

Date + Time

Saturday, March 11

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

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