What Is Space Force Pitch Day?
Space Force Pitch Day is an event to continue the U.S. Space Force’s initiative to demonstrate a faster and smarter strategy in technology investments and partnerships with small and non-traditional businesses. As critical sources of innovative new ideas and solutions, the USSF is inviting small businesses and companies to pitch their new technology solutions and concepts that target the Space Force’s most critical Space challenges.
During the first-ever Air Force Space Pitch day in November 2019, over 60+ startups and small businesses showcased their space technology in a two-day event held in San Francisco, Ca. There were esteemed keynotes, expert panels, innovative startup pitches, a dynamic expo floor of 60+ booths, and contract awards for small businesses.
Space Force Pitch Day will be awarding on the spot contract awards available to small businesses from the USSF and possibly more funding from direct access to Venture Capital. The Space and Missile Systems Center is using this day as a way of connecting your BIG ideas with our country’s REAL military space challenges.
- Innovation in early missile detection and warning
- Space Situational Awareness
- Space communications
- Space visualization
- Multi-Domain Command and Control,
- Data Mining
- Operations within Electronically contested environments
- Artificial Intelligence
- Responsive Launch Systems
- Space Logistics
- Protection of Critical Space Assets
|9:00 - 9:15 AM||Opening Remarks||Jenna Bryant , Ms. Joy White|
|9:15 - 9:40 AM||Welcome to Space Force Pitch Day||Col Nathan "Nate" Diller|
|9:40 - 9:45 AM||SpaceWERX Announcement|
|9:45 - 10:05 AM||SpaceWERX Introduction||Lt Col Walter "Rock" McMillan|
|10:05 - 10:15 AM||Break|
|10:15 - 11:00 AM||Panel: "Previous Space Pitch Day Winners"||Ricky Boyd, Michael Amori, Gil Valdes, Lt Col Bohdan “Bo” Maletz|
|11:00 - 11:30 AM||Commercial Keynote||Melanie Stricklan|
|11:30 - 12:30 PM||Lunch Break|
|11:30 - 1:00 PM||Expo - 2021 SFPD Companies||Company Booths|
|1:00 - 1:15 PM||Welcome Back Message||Steven Isakowitz|
|1:15 - 2:00 PM||Panel: "SpaceWERX Innovation Tools"||Lt Col Walter "Rock" McMillan, Col Nathan "Nate" Diller , Gabriel Mounce, Maj Steven "Steve" Lauver, Mandy Vaughn|
|2:00 - 2:15 PM||Break|
|2:15 - 3:00 PM||Panel: "Venture Opportunities in Space"||Ellen Chang, Jordan Noone, Anton Brevde, Lisa Rich, Gabriel Mounce|
|3:00 - 3:25 PM||2021 SFPD Awards Announcement||Lt Col Walter "Rock" McMillan, Col Nathan "Nate" Diller|
|3:25 - 3:35 PM||Closing Remarks||Jenna Bryant|