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555 E. Pikes Peak Ave

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

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The Air Force spends billions of dollars annually on developing new, cutting edge technologies to better serve its mission. All of these technologies can be used in a variety of applications, ranging from defense to social impact. The Air Force and C-TRAC have made three of these technologies available for a special challenge weekend. Participants will be challenged to form teams and create a viable business idea utilizing one of the pre-selected technologies.

Modeled after Startup Weekend, the Tech2Market weekend offers participants access to Air Force technology, world class mentors including investors, experienced entrepreneurs, and the Air Force researchers who developed these technologies, and a grand prize package valued over $20,000. At the conclusion of the weekend, C-TRAC will assist interested investors and industry members in licensing the technologies presented. Join us for an exciting weekend that takes you inside the walls of the Air Force Research Labs.


General Schedule:

Friday--6pm - 10pm

  • Presentation of technologies
  • Group ideation
  • Group vote on the best ideas for each technology
  • Teams form around the top ideas and begin work

Saturday--9am - 10pm

  • Protected work time
  • Mentorship sessions with business mentors and Air Force technologists

Sunday--9am - 9pm

  • Protected work time
  • Pitch Practice
  • Hard Stop
  • Pitch in front of a panel of judges
  • Awards


Prize Package:

$20,000 worth of prizes


Desciptions of Technologies:

1. MARA App: a risk management and risk identification framework currently used to identify genocide and other mass atrocity risk. Through integrated educational and social impact tools, MARA is capable of mobilizing effective responses to atrocities worldwide.

2. CycloRotor: A uniquely designed UAV that can fly in any direction almost silently. It’s small size allows it to access previously inaccessible spaces and its structure allows it to be connected to other cyclorotors in order to carry cameras or other devices.

3. Touch Tracking Technology: Able to incorporate positive and negative data (i.e. “here” and “not here”) from human and nonhuman sources (i.e. cameras), this technology represents a powerful leap forward in target tracking ability. Currently utilized to identify and track shooters in urban areas, its versatility and flexibility make it valuable in a wide range of applications.



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