NSIN in partnership with the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), will showcase local defense innovation programs, startups, and cutting-edge technology at the virtual Defense Entrepreneurial Symposium. Entrepreneurs will hear from Congressman Don Bacon, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, David G. Brown, and more about opportunities in Nebraska to solve today’s cyber and national security challenges. NSIN will highlight programs and networks available for innovators at the symposium on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 at 9 a.m. CST.
The DES builds upon the decades-long close relationship between Offutt Air Force Base (including the United States Strategic Command and the 55th Wing), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), and the business community. It invites organizations and people who might not otherwise work with the Department of Defense such as startups, early stage ventures, and the venture capital/investor communities to involve themselves in the innovative and rapid development of solutions to the DoD’s most vexing challenges. The new NSIN programs being introduced during the DES, in combination with multiple local business organizations provide the means by which business-DoD partnerships can be created and enhanced to improve our nation’s security.
About the Event
- Who: Wade Watts, NSIN University Program Director, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO); U.S. Congressman Don Bacon (pre-recorded), Nebraska’s 2nd District; David G. Brown, President & CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; View the full list here.
- What: DES builds upon relationships between NSIN, Offutt Air Force Base (including the U.S. Strategic Command and the 55th Wing), UNO, and the Omaha business community to create business-DoD partnerships to enhance our nation’s security. The event will feature remarks from Congressman Don Bacon, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce President & CEO David G. Brown, and other leaders in Nebraska. The event will conclude with startups showcasing their defense innovation at a virtual technology expo. View the full schedule of events here.
- When: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
- Where: Virtual event via Hopin. Registration Link.
For interview requests with speakers and organizations at the symposium, please email Media@NSIN.us.
NSIN is changing the way the Department of Defense solves problems. NSIN is building a diverse network from academia, entrepreneurial innovators and the defense community to leverage our nation’s greatest asset- people. NSIN is headquartered in Arlington, Va. and has 11 regional offices in commercial innovation hubs throughout the U.S.