Defense Innovation Needs Entrepreneurs

  • 3:30PM - 4:30PM | Capital Factory House
  • Presented by DIU

The 2020 Department of Defense budget for purchasing national-security boosting technology and services is a whopping $247.3 billion. For most entrepreneurs, this insanely lucrative market appears completely out of reach. But it's not! The military desperately needs what entrepreneurs can offer, and it has opened up a variety of innovative new programs in recent years to work with them. Learn the secrets of how entrepreneurs can make money working with the government from a group that knows how it all comes together. You must have a SXSW to attend any SXSW Official Events. As well, make sure you have applied to be a VIP at Capital Factory House (

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Capital Factory

5th Floor

Date + Time

Monday March 16

3:30PM - 4:30PM


  • Mike Ott
  • Ernie Bio
  • Elizabeth Sweet
  • Mike McGinley

Presented by

Defense Innovation Unit