Whether you’re flying solo, a tiny team, or a growing startup, you don’t have to take on the world alone. Join us at any of the following events and meet an inspired community of people who are passionate about working together to build a better Houston for all!
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SBIR 101 – A Practical Approach to Engaging with the US Air Force
January 9 @ 17:30 - 19:30 CST
Most small businesses would consider it a daunting, if not impossible, task to engage with an organization as large as the US Government or Department of Defense. Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities and foster an Air Force culture of innovation. At this event you will hear from Lt Col Eric Frahm, AFWERX Chief Product Officer, and Ryan Erickson, AFWERX Head of Operations, who will present the details of engagement with the Air Force via the AFWERX SBIR process. Additionally, you will hear from Gustavo Sanchez (Pandata Tech) and Scott Schneider (HTX Labs), two Station Houston member companies that are on current AFWERX SBIR Phase II contracts, who will share their journeys through the SBIR process from customer discovery to securing customer MOUs to navigating bureaucratic hurdles such as non-US citizen employees.
Lt Col Eric Frahm: Chief Product Officer, USAF Air Education & Training Command
Ryan Erickson: AFWERX Head of Operations
Gustavo Sanchez: Co-Founder Pandata Tech
Scott Schneider: Co-Founder & CEO, HTX Labs
Any small business that is looking for opportunities to engage with the US Air Force (or other branches of the armed forces) will benefit from attending this event.