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Tuesday, October 3 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Startup Opportunities Around the US Government’s Largest Agencies LIMITED

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In the same way that Corporate Venture provides startup capital and support for startups in specific market verticals, government agencies have their innovation organizations that fulfill the same role.  Check out these incredible speakers that will define the sort of problems they are working to solve, the startups they are seeking, and the type of funding and resources they can provide.

Our goal is to educate the ENTIRE Washington startup community government innovation efforts around which they can start to build their companies or find potential clients/ backing for their startups. There is a lack of knowledge in the Seattle Startup Ecosystem about government organizations, such as MD5, their history, why they exist, and the programs offered to support entrepreneurs.

The Military Innovation Track will be hosted by Bunker Labs Seattle within the UW CoMotion system at CoMotion Labs @ Startup Hall.  The Seattle Techstars incubator and Amazon Alexa Incubator are also located in Startup Hall.

The panel seeks to educate the Washington startup community about the existence, history, and opportunities of Government innovation organizations such as MD5, DHS Science and Technology, Navy Shipyard Innovation Team, DARPA, ONR, and others so that they ultimately can start companies and solve problems.


Janice Bryant

Strategic Innovation Manager for Tactical Innovation Implementation Lab (TIIL), Navy Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). TIIL includes small teams of NAVSEA employees charged to identify and pursue unique solutions to complex ship maintenance challenges. Using the High Velocity Learning... Read More →


Scott Aughenbaugh

Director of External Engagement for MD5, the Department of Defense National Technology Accelerator. MD5 does not make dilutive investments in technology startups. Instead, we provide the tools, training, and access to DOD assets like infrastructure and intellectual property that... Read More →

Richard Carlin

Dr. Richard T. Carlin is Department Head for the Sea Warfare and Weapons Department at the Office of Naval Research (ONR).As department head, he overseas a broad range of science and technology (S&T) programs for surface ships, submarines, and undersea weapons with an annual budget... Read More →

Melissa Ho

DHS Silicon Valley Innovaton Program
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Office at Department of Homeland Security, Silicon Valley Office, Science & Technology Directorate.We are looking to connect with start-ups developing concepts for commercial applications and have the potential to tackle tough mission challenges... Read More →

Bill Regli

Special Assistant to the Director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).In my role at DARPA for the Defense Sciences Office, I manage an office of 14 program managers and over 100 support personnel with a budget of approximately $200M/year. Our program portfolio... Read More →

William Treseder

Partner at BMNT Consultancy in Silicon Valley. Supports the catastrophic success of our clients: portfolio companies, private investors, industry partners, and government agencies in their efforts to innovate and solve real-world national security challenges.Trains founders, executives... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98195