Innovation Community Days at Catalyst Campus

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Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation

555 East Pikes Peak Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Join us for this FREE 2-day event for space-based technology pitches, panel discussions with government leaders, and networking with the aerospace community! Space is limited, so act fast to reserve your spot!

Wednesday - 23 October 2019

0800-0830 Registration and Networking

0830-0850 Welcome Remarks

0850-0920 Government Keynote - Col Russ Teehan, Portfolio Architect, AF Space & Missiles System Center

0920-1020 Panel 1: "Back to the Future": Revisiting the importance of commercial innovation for future ISR missions


LTC Aaron Luck, Chief, Concepts Evaluation, Army Space and Missile Defense Command

Chris Crawford, VP, Advanced Development Programs, Military Space, Lockheed Martin

Phil Schmidt, ISR Subject Matter Expert, Ball Aerospace

Dr. Laila Jeong, ISR Mission Scientist, AFRL/RV

1040-1140 Start-Up Pitches 1-4

1140-1240 Lunch Provided

1240-1310 Start-Up Pitches 5-6

1310-1410 Panel 2: "Changing of the Guard": How the Government has forged new pathways into working

with startups to leverage commercial innovation with Q&A


LTC Brett Bateman, Space Prototype Branch Chief, Army Future Warfare Center

Capt Roger Anderson, Deputy Director, Air Force Space Accelerator Program

Todd Myers, Pathways Manager, Defense Innovation Unit

Greg Bennett, Partner Relations Manager, AF CyberWorx

1410-1440 Lockheed Martin Discussion

1500-1540 Catalyst Space Accelerator Cohort Pitches

1600-1800 Happy Hour Reception

Thursday - 24 October 2019

0800-0830 Registration and Networking

0830-0840 Welcome Remarks

0840-0910 BG Thomas James, Director of Operations, USSPACECOM/JTF-SD

0910-1010 Panel 3: "Forging the Path": Startups share their success stories and lessons learned with Q&A


Melanie Stricklan, CEO, Slingshot Aerospace

Beau Jarvis, CEO, Phase Four

Dan Katz, CEO, Orbital Sidekick

Rick Sanford, VP Strategy & Business Development, BridgeComm

1030-1100 Start-Up Pitches 7-8

1100-1130 Academic Pitches 1-2

1130-1230 Lunch Provided and Accompanied by a Panel: "Different Perspectives": VC meets US Government


COL Miller Belmont, Chief Innovation Officer, 75th Innovation Command, Army

Sam Stonberg, Lockheed Ventures

David Lilley, Jr., Intelligence Advisor, Army HQ (G-2)

1230-1300 Lockheed Martin Closing Discussion

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