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Pilot Training Next Industry Day

Capital Factory

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

Pilot Training Next Industry Day

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General Admission Feb 28, 2018 Free  

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DIUx and Capital Factory are teaming up to share how the Pilot Training Next group is using technology to address a variety of challenges they face in the field and behind the scenes. Join us at Capital Factory to learn more about their programs and how the startup ecosystem can take part in solving big challenges!

Please note: we request a limit of 1-2 attendees per business/organization in order to accomodate space in breakout sessions.


DIUx-Austin is a fast moving governement entity that provides non-dilutive capital to companies to solve national defense problems from autonomy and AI to human systems, IT, and space - to solve a host of defense problems.


February 28th, 7:30am – 5:00pm







Registration/light breakfast


AETC Commander Welcome


8:15am -8:30am

DIUx Introduction

Zach Walker


Capital Factory Introduction



Pilot Training Next (PTN) Overview/Update

Paul Vicars

Discuss program objectives


Social Break


Pilot Training Next Industry/Academic Opportunities

Eric Frahm

Discuss technology gaps and upcoming opportunities for industry/academic engagement


Networking Break/PTN VR Demo


Lunchtime Talk: Defense Opportunities for Small Business

Zach Walker, Greg Sevening, Rober Duhart

Discuss how small businesses can do business with the government or large companies doing business with the government


PTN Breakout Sessions

Focussed discussions between PTN leaders and industry partners

Human-Machine Teaming

Scott Van De Water

How can we use AI to augment instructor pilots and improve instruction?

Data Analytics

Eric Frahm

How can we use biometric and aircraft performance data to judge student, instructor and program performance?

XR Technology

Jason Colborn

How can we use AR/VR technology to produce effective simulation, training and education?

Ed-Tech & Data Presentation/Integration

Paul Vicars

How do we present and/or integrate data to improve instruction and create a self-optimizing system?


Social Break


Startup Pitch Competition

AETC Senior Leader, Ken Mills, Venture Capital


Networking Event

Have questions about Pilot Training Next Industry Day? Contact Capital Factory

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Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one state for startups in the U.S. Last year more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013. 

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