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March 2019

GovCity SXSW 2019 VIP Kickoff Party

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This official kickoff party for the 2019 GovCity SXSW Cohort is invitation-only. URBAN-X, the accelerator for startups reimagining city life, and GovCity are bringing together the urbantech community at SXSW in Austin for an evening of BBQ and live music with industry leaders in tech and innovation. Hosted on March 11 at the legendary Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, we’ll be joined by startup founders, investors, municipal officials and other leaders from the public and private sector that are changing the way we…

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GovCity at SXSW

March 12 - March 13
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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In March 2019, GovCity will saddle up, head off into the southern sunset and set up camp for three disruptive days in one of the most popular and beautiful major cities in Texas for one of the weirdest, most innovative tech conferences you’ve ever seen.  TDIF as been invited to partner with GovCity for this initial cohort!

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April 2019

High-impact networking with military reps, entrepreneurs and defense contractors in Austin’s Defense Innovation Ecosystem at Capital Factory

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Join entrepreneurs, small businesses, defense contractors, technology investors, consultants, and science & technology gurus for an impactful evening of networking within Austin’s Defense Innovation Ecosystem. RSVP to attend HERE! A panel of experts in defense/government contracting and technology development will be led by Tim Furin, Partner with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC and Former Chair, Contract and Fiscal Law Department, Army JAG School. This event is a kick-off for TDIF’s Defense Contracting Workshop on Tuesday April 2 at…

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TDIF Workshop: Four things you need to prepare for when doing business with DoD

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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TDIF will facilitate a Defense Contracting Workshop on Tuesday April 2 at which approximately a dozen tech startups and innovative founders will engage in collaborative sessions that will teach participants how to do business with the government, provide tips and tricks for developing and presenting national security solutions to the military and enable deep discussions on the legal hurdles faced by the tech community working in the federal space. Contact founders@texasdefenseinnovation.org for more information. This event is Facilitated by the…

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May 2019

Speed to Capability: Defense Innovation from Research to Tech Transfer

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Join TDIF's growing network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, defense contractors, technology investors, consultants, and science & technology gurus for the next installment in a series of networking and educational events encouraging collaboration among Austin’s Defense Innovation Ecosystem and the broader National Security community. Following an evening of open networking in the professional setting of Capital Factory's Voltron Room, the program, sponsored by SURVICE Engineering, will be kicked off by the Chief Scientist of the Army Research Office, Dr. Stephen Lee.…

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Intro to Defense Innovation & Ask Me Anything with Mike Mayo

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Mike Mayo is cofounder and President of Nanohmics, Inc. In his more than 15 years as head of Nanohmics, Mike has lead the team’s strategic business planning, commercial partnerships and technical direction as well as all financial and resource management of the firm. Prior to Nanohmics, Mike served as director of biotechnology engineering for an optical instruments venture and developed semiconductor metrology tools at another VC-backed startup company. He also commercialized military laser eye protection, chemical and biological warfare-agent point…

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Intro to Defense Innovation in Dallas: Ask Me Anything

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
capital factory dallas, 3102 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, 75219 United States
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  Join Capital Factory and Defense Innovation Unit to find out how you can get plugged into the Defense Innovation Startup Scene! Come hear an overview from experienced government contractors and leaders in the defense innovation sector and get a chance to introduce yourself and ask questions! Join us at Capital Factory + The DEC for HAPPY HOUR and a live AMA all about the Dallas Defense Innovation Startup Scene! You’ll get answers to questions like… Why startups should work with the government?…

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June 2019

Innovation at Startup Speed with BAE Systems at Capital Factory

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - June 26 @ 7:30 pm

Join the Capital Factory and BAE Systems for the kickoff of the Innovation at Startup Speed networking event series. About this Event Participate in a conversation with Army representatives, venture capital investor partners, and university professors to discuss future capability needs and leading edge technologies to help address them. Discover collaboration opportunities in the defense space and explore strategies for startup engagement in the Austin Defense Innovation ecosystem. Interact with International militaries in attendance to explore and develop broader opportunities.…

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July 2019

The Autonomous Resupply Problem & Intro to the Army Applications Laboratory

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

On July 25, the Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) will introduce its mission, efforts, and details on a current Army problem set — Field Artillery Autonomous Resupply. Technological innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, and companies are invited to learn about what AAL is doing, how we are reaching out to the startup community, and why we are working to bring innovation into the Army procurement chain. Army Soldiers and leaders will present their most pressing problems and ignite the call for innovative solutions.…

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August 2019

Army S&T Summit Networking Social

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Join TDIF for an evening of networking with Army Science and Technology Executives, startups, and the defense innovation ecosystem! About this Event Join TDIF on August 28th for a Happy Hour networking social with Army S&T executives! Several senior scientists, academic subject matter experts and DoD leadership will gather in Austin to workshop the future of AFC solutions to military challenges. TDIF will be hosting a social and networking event to bring together industry and academia for a unique opportunity…

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