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Tuesday, October 10 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
The Emerging DoD Innovation System | 4:00 - 5:15 PM

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Bunker Labs' national network is excited to announce the Muster Across America Tour, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Muster in Austin invites Austin Startup Week, startups, entrepreneurs and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights. Last year’s event in Austin drew over 650 participants in partnership with Austin Startup Week. This year, The Muster in Austin will bring together participants and partners for a day-long event of inspiration from our Main Stage, a Marketplace for veteran entrepreneurs pitching and their businesses with demos, Canteen Snack Bar and #BunkerBrewsATX Happy Hour presented by Titos Handmade Vodka. Please join us to celebrate, showcase, and support our local and national military, veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and to learn, inspire and make new connections. The Muster in Austin is a fundraiser for Bunker Labs Austin (501c3 Nonprofit) to continue programming in 2018 at no cost to service members and military spouses. $25 donations are greatly appreciated: http://bit.ly/MusterATX and receive SWAG from USAA, Dell, The University of Texas MSTC Program, a Bunker Labs T-shirt, Tito's and more plus BBQ dinner from Rudy's!

Session Description: This panel is focused on the emerging DoD innovation ecosystem. Learn what is and how DoD organizations fit in with the larger innovation ecosystem. What is driving change? What are the DoD’s objectives? How can entrepreneurs, innovators and investors collaborate with, help, and drive business from the DoD innovation ecosystem? Stick around for networking, entrepreneur stories and more!

This session is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, USAA, Dell, UT McCombs MSTC, Capital Factory, and DIUx.

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Craig Leavitt

Advisor for Innovation, US Air Force Warfare Center
Craig Leavitt is an entrepreneur and business owner in Texas, and a 25-year veteran of the US Air Force. He is serving as advisor for innovation to the US Air Force Warfare Center toward start-up of the first AFwerX innovation hub in Las Vegas.
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Colonel Ben Phillips

Teaching Faculty, United States Air Force Reserve
- 20+ years operational flight experience both combat and training- 10+ years as Sr Program Manager on hundreds of rapid innovation projects ranging $1B- Air Staff, Capitol Hill and White House experience- Current Teaching Faculty at the Air Force "blue sky" think tank, Center for... Read More →
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Jeff Reamer

Executive Director, 1836
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Lieutenant Colonel Robert Vicars

Division Chief, Strategy and Future Concepts, United States Air Force
Lt Col Vicars is Division Chief, Strategy and Future Concepts at the LeMay Center, Maxwell AFB, AL. He is responsible for researching and testing technology-based solutions for training and education, as well as integrating similar efforts across Air University.

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Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room 1st Floor Main Space