TandemNSI Deal Day: Build. Sell. Learn
It’s time to expand your business into the national security product space; the TandemNSI Deal Day will give you the tools to build your company, sell products to national security agencies and get access to cash for your startup. Top-secret agencies like DARPA, ONR and DIA engaged in cutting edge fields will share real ways to work with them in fields like artificial intelligence, robotics, avionics and additive manufacturing. Space is limited – register now for the first-ever TandemNSI#DealDay.
9:00 – 9:30 am | Registration and Networking | Coffee and Continental Breakfast
9:30- 9:45 am | Welcome
Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia's 8th District, U.S. House of Representatives
9:45 – 10:00 am | Opening Remarks
David Harris, Deputy General Counsel, SpaceX
10:00 – 11:00 am | Session I: Who’s Buying, Who’s Selling: Trends in the M&A Market
Current trends in the M&A market for national security tech companies.
Kevin DeSanto, KippsDeSanto; Peter LaMontagne, Novetta Solutions; Andrew Lustig, Cooley; Mark Spoto, Razor's Edge
11:00 – 11:45 am | Session II: How We Hacked the System
Entrepreneurs who have grown great product companies in the national security space share their insights.
Steven Chen, Power Fingerprinting; Nick Lantuh, NetWitness; Brendan Richardson, PsiKick; Peggy Styer, Blackbird Technologies
12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 1:00 pm | Keynote
Dr. Patrick G. Carrick, Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Basic Research Program Office (RT)
1:00 – 1:45 pm | Session III: Startup Cash
SBIR/STTR: the nation’s best known federal programs to provide money to startups for funding national security R&D.
Speakers: Frank Barros, Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Christopher Rinaldi, Department of Defense (DOD); John Williams, Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR-STTR Program
1:45 - 2:00 pm | Break
2:00 – 2:45 pm | Session IV: The Next Tony Stark: Cutting Edge Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
Program managers and administrators from DARPA, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will share information about new business opportunities in fields such as robotics, additive manufacturing, space and more.
Speakers: Dan Doney, DIA; Larry Holmes, ARL; Mark Micire, DARPA; Richard Guidorizzi, DARPA; Edward Baranoski, IARPA
2:45 - 3:00 pm | Closing and Next Steps
When & Where
TandemNSI is a public-private partnership between Amplifier Ventures and Arlington County. Funded by a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia and led by Jonathan Aberman, Founder and CEO of Amplifier Ventures in partnership with Arlington Economic Development, Tandem NSI — short for "national security innovation" — is an initiative to connect fast growth technology product companies with national security agencies headquartered in Arlington, aiming to both foster commercialization of federally-funded technology and open a new market for entrepreneurs. This program/project was funded/supported in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund and the Arlington County government.