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Fed Supernova is a virtual-first conference highlighting defense innovation in Texas.

This first-of-its-kind interactive experience will draw national attention and connect leading entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, corporations, and decision makers from around the world.

Fed Supernova is the synergy of combining Capital Factory's Texas Startup Manifesto with the massive defense industry momentum in Texas from Army Futures Command, AFWERX, Defense Innovation Unit, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Texas Military Department, and many others.

The event will culminate in the $100,000 Human Performance Investment Challenge focused on startups whose technologies leverage hardware and/or software solutions to enhance physical or cognitive capabilities. The challenge will include five technology startup finalists that will be judged by a panel of successful entrepreneurs, defense industry leaders and venture capitalists. One will walk away with a $100,000 investment! 

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Don’t panic! Our tech support team can help, please email [email protected] or call (972) 810-7832 for immediate help troubleshooting.


What Can I Expect?

  • Keynotes and panels from visionary innovators
  • Epic Office Hours - Consider it speed dating with entrepreneurs. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs, top figures and investors will be here for lightning round mentor sessions with YOU! Submit Your Application Here!
  • Government representatives from Army Futures Command, AFWERX, Texas National Guard, DIU, NGA, and more!
  • Corporate representatives from Amazon Web Services, BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman and more!
  • AFC Innovation Combine and 2-year birthday
  • Texas Military Department launch of TMDX
  • Capital Factory's $100,000 Investment Challenge

Tracks
  • COVID Innovations
  • Operational Data Science (presented by Deloitte)
  • Cloud to Edge (presented by AWS)
  • Cybersecurity Ecosystem (presented by Accenture)
  • Human Performance
  • TMDx Launch
  • Innovation Combine (presented by Army Futures Command)

Speakers
  • General John Murray, Commanding General, Army Futures Command
  • Major General Tracy Norris, Adjutant General, Texas Military Department
  • Jason Kelley, General Manager, Blockchain Services, IBM
  • Nicholas Chaillan, Chief Software Officer, U.S. Air Force
  • Sandy Carter, Vice President, Amazon Web Services
  • Colonel Joe Bookard, Chief Technology Director, U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force
  • Kevin Landtroop, Vice President, Defense, Capital Factory
  • Alex Goldberg, Chief Innovation Officer, Texas Military Department
  • Eric Frahm, Chief Product Officer, U.S. Air Force
  • Joshua Baer, Founder & CEO, Capital Factory 
  • Jason Rathje, Partner AF Ventures, U.S. Air Force
  • Jim Rebesco, Chief Executive Officer, Strive Works
  • Mellie Price, Executive Director, Commercialization, Dell Medical School
  • Matt Benigni, Chief Data Scientist, Global Analytics Platform, JSOC


Why Should I Attend?

Startups - Fed Supernova will be full with hungry investors, curious corporations and future-proof founders all vying for the next big startup. Learn how to work with the government and unlock an entirely new funding frontier. Meet your first customer, co-founder, investor, or employee!

Investors - Get inspired by hot new trends in several tech spaces while scouting fresh tech and intriguing startups. Fed Supernova represents a can't-miss learning opportunity to become better equipped to make smarter investments.

Corporates
- Want to see and experience something bleeding edge? Talk to our start-up founders and network with other innovative corporations, academia, military and investors to re-calibrate your view of what's possible

Military - Join your DoD colleagues and Corporations while scouting cutting edge tech and prime talent, all while traversing a virtual landscape with opportunities to learn, grow and network. Learn how to properly work with startups!

Virtually Important Person (VIP) - Start with a personal concierge where we will build your perfect agenda. Get access to the exclusive VIP networking room in our Virtual Center for Defense Innovation and connect with other VIPs where we will make one-on-one introductions. Attend a special VIP-only Ask-Me-Anything with Capital Factory leadership. And of course, the ultimate VIP swag bag!

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Schedule

· Sessions
Help Desk
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· Stage
Opening Remarks with Nishita Henry of Deloitte and Joshua Baer
· Stage
Fed Supernova Fireside Chat with General Murray (AFC) and Andy Jassy (AWS)
Fireside Chat with General Mike Murray, Commander of Army Futures Command, and Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services
· Stage
Army Futures Command Innovation Combine Opening Remarks with Dr. Robert Hart and Erica Bertoli (U.S. Army)
· Stage
COVID Innovation Opening Remarks with Jason Kelley (IBM)
· Stage
Operational Data Science Opening Remarks with Frank Strickland Presented by Deloitte
· Stage
AFC Innovation Combine Pitches
Come hear pitches from FPH USA, UHV Technology Inc., Mafic USA, and Maynard Steel Casting Company. Bring your questions for a live Q&A with the founders!
· Stage
Operational Data Science Keynote with Joe Lonsdale (8VC) Presented By Deloitte
Dual Use Investing: Building a dual-use tech company on the back of VC, and investing in AI companies that serve commercial + national security customers.
· Stage
COVID Innovation Fireside Chat with Maj Gen Dawn Ferrell and Jason Kelley (IBM)
· Sessions
Epic Office Hours Kickoff/Tutorial
If you are participating in Epic Office Hours, join us to kick off the event and learn how it'll be done virtually!
· Stage
Innovation Combine Pitches
· Stage
COVID Innovation Panel with Moderator Mellie Price (Capital Factory)
Pivoting DoD innovation organizations to find COVID solutions. Panelist: Alex Goldberg, Col Joe Bookard and Jason Rathje
· Stage
Operational Data Science Panel Presented By Deloitte
Human capital to support data science applications at the tactical edge with a special announcement from Army Futures Command!
· Stage
COVID Innovation Startup Showcase
Startup Showcase: Startups executing product pivots to deliver COVID-19 technology solutions
· Stage
Operational Data Science Startup Showcase Presented By Deloitte
AI applications at operational level
· Expo
Startup Crawl
Come learn about new products, hear pitches, and interact face to face with founders at this exhilarating showcase of technology and entrepreneurship.
· Stage
Cloud to Edge - Opening Remarks with Sandy Carter and Dr Crowe - Presented By AWS
· Stage
Army Futures Command Innovation Combine Day 2 Opening Remarks with Mr. Douglas Tamilio (AFC, CCDC) and Erica Bertoli (U.S. Army)
· Stage
Cloud to Edge Keynote with Nic Chaillan (Air Force) Presented By AWS
· Stage
TMDx Launch Opening Remarks with MG Tracy Norris
· Stage
AFC Innovation Combine Pitches
Come hear pitches from Black Diamond Structures, Liquid Piston, and Texpower. Bring your questions for a live Q&A with the founders!
· Stage
TMDx Launch Story with Alex Goldberg (TMDx)
Story of how TMD found these companies and helped them navigate the bureaurcracy of DoD
· Stage
Cloud to Edge - Panel Presented By AWS
Cloud - Understanding the needs for enabling AI/ML at the edge.
· Stage
TMDx Panel
Your Texas National Guard connecting Texans to Texas with Technology
· Stage
Cloud to Edge - Showcase Presented By AWS
Startup Showcase: Bringing the Cloud to the Warfighter at the Edge. Ft. EdgeTensor, Parasanti, IoT/AI and moderator Wilfred Justin (AWS)
· Stage
TMDx Startup Showcase
Texas-sized opportunities for Texas companies through TMDx: Essentium, ICON, Lift, Third Insight
· Stage
FAAR Overview from Army Applications Lab
· Expo
Startup Crawl at Fed Supernova Day 2
· Stage
AFC Innovation Combine Award Ceremony with MG George (AFC, CCDC)
· Networking
Networking
· Stage
Startup Success Stories
Dual Use Success Stories - Capital Factory companies connected to over $63 million from DoD innovation programs in the last year. Hear some of the best stories.
· Stage
Cybersecurity Ecosystem Opening Remarks with Tamara Fields (Accenture)
· Stage
Human Performance Opening Remarks with Dr. Charlene Stokes
· Stage
Cybersecurity Fireside Chat with MG George Franz and Lt. Gen Tim Haugh Presented By Accenture
A Fireside Chat between MG (Retired) George Franz and Lt. General Tim Haugh
· Stage
Human Performance Keynote with BG Michael Talley, Matthew Quinn, and Dr. Mark Buller
Connecting to the Customer: product requirements and programs to enable human performance with the Army Medical Research and Development Command
· Networking
Networking
· Stage
Cybersecurity Panel with Moderator Bill Marion II Presented By Accenture
Cyber Security Melting Pot… Tech Vision to Workforce to Operations
· Stage
$100,000 Capital Factory Human Performance Investment Challenge
The $100,000 Capital Factory Human Performance Investment Challenge featuring a pitch competition from several CF startups all vying for a $100k reward.
· Networking
Networking
· Stage
Human Performance Panel feat CACI, ZPEG and AFWERX
Problems, Pitches, and Partnerships: highlighting the Triad between defense industry, startups, and venture capital
· Stage
Cybersecurity Startup Showcase Presented By Accenture
Showcase: the Texas Cyber Security Ecosystem
· Stage
$100,000 Capital Factory Human Performance Investment Challenge Award Ceremony
Capital Factory $100K Investment Challenge for technologies that enable human physical and cognitive performance

The event is over

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