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Wolf Law, CU Boulder

2450 Kittredge Loop Dr

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Designing for Defense Capstone Pitches

We Want You! Please join us for an evening at the intersection of entrepreneurship, engineering, and national security, as we celebrate CU Boulder’s award-winning Designing for Defense national service program. CU has the finest Designing for Defense program in the country, as we want to show it to you.

At 6:15 PM on Tuesday, May 7, eight teams of some of CU Boulder’s most elite interdisciplinary students will pitch their final “D4D” solutions. As part of a national cohort of 20 schools (including Stanford, Georgia Tech, and Columbia), our CU students have spent 16 weeks applying Lean Startup methods to real-world national security problems, in close coordination with their military and government sponsors. Come enjoy some free food and drink, meet these energetic student teams, and see their exceptional results.

We hope you'll join us to celebrate this new path of national service, where CU students have helped US Special Operators maximize human performance, the Joint Staff incorporate modern technology into military supply chains, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense write policy for protecting commercial space assets, among others. Working closely with local business and technology mentors, these mixed student teams have applied startup business methods and novel engineering concepts to these challenges. They will pitch their solutions to their government sponsors (and you!) at the final event.

Designing for Defense (D4D) has been brought to CU by MD5, the Department of Defense's Technology Accelerator, as part of the national “Hacking for Defense” movement. Winning teams will attend a national MD5 pitch event in San Francisco, in partnership with Founders Fund. CU won a spot at the Founders Fund event last year, alongside Stanford and Columbia, and we expect to win again this year. Come see why.

Tuesday, May 7 6:15-8:15

6:15 Social and Snacks

7:00 Program and Pitches

Can't make it in person? View via livestream.

Hosted by the Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy Program, MD5, and the Idea Forge


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