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SBIR Accelerator Showcase

- CDT
Voltron, 1st Floor & Virtual

Helena Krusec
Capital Factory, Senior Venture Partnerships Manager

Helena drives business development collisions between Capital Factory portfolio companies and prime defense contractors and the government. There she identifies and creates opportunities for strategic investment and deal flow, collaborative innovation research and development projects, go-to-market strategies between startups and Fortune 500 corporations, and advises on dual use prospects for Capital Factory Ventures and Fund. Before joining Capital Factory she worked at the intersection of venture capital, national security, and cybersecurity in the consulting space where she led projects around state and local government Homeland Security and Emergency Management groups, the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Cyber Security Division, CyberSkills Management Support Initiative, cyber warrior training with OASD for Readiness and Force Training Directorate, and was a regular at Black Hat/DEFCON's packet hacking and voting villianges.


Sean McIntosh
Foothold Labs, CEO

Sean McIntosh is a former Navy SEAL and the founder of Foothold Labs. He has been a serial entrepreneur in Kansas City since leaving the active duty Navy in 2013. He spent 14 years as both an enlisted Navy SEAL and SEAL officer. Sean completed five combat deployments and was hand selected for several high-visibility assignments during his career.

Sean has been recognized as one of the technology industry leaders in Kansas City by the Techweek KC Technology Conference, the Kansas City Business Journal, and the Top Gun KC 40 Under 40 publication. He is frequently asked to speak as a leading veteran small business owner and emerging defense technology expert.

Sean attended the University of Kansas from 2005-2007 as part of the elite Seaman-To-Admiral enlisted commissioning program and graduated with a BS in Political Science and Minor in History. While in college, he also learned Modern Standard Arabic and taught concealed carry course through his first small business. Sean and his wife Jessica currently live in Lawrence, KS and have two children.

James Hancock
Parasanti, CEO

James is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the Co-Founders at Parasanti. James helped build a company with the values of ensuring those who have the toughest jobs have the same support as those who don’t. These principles are what the foundation of Parasanti is built on, with a cross-section between the best technology with the grit, get it done attitude, and focus on making sure that our customers are as happy and safe as possible.

Before Parasanti, James worked primarily as a Data Scientist and Chief Architect for Organizations like NASA, US Army, and has architected some of the most important mission-critical Command and Control systems for the DoD through Hewlett-Packard Public Sector.

Arun Nair
Opslab.com, CEO and Founder

Arun is CEO and Founder of OpsLab. He previously spent 11 years developing algorithmic trade execution platforms for sell side banks.



Curious what kind of companies use the SBIR Program to snag non-dilutive capital and work with the DoD? Find out during an hour of rapid, back-to-back pitches from companies that recently completed the Capital Factory SBIR Accelerator. 

You'll get a peek at some interesting technology, be introduced to impressive founders, and walk away with a better idea of the resources available to help you break into this huge market. This session will be moderated to keep us moving and maximize value for attendees.


Attendees (144)

Romeo Augustine
Romeo Augustine
Mobilize VISION, Account Manager
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David Edwin Karle
VIZulocity, CEO
Jade Baranski
Jade Baranski
Mobilize VISION, CEO
Judy Ayala
Judy Ayala
Nueducation Inc - lT Services, CEO
David Young
David Young
Hypergiant, Chief Revenue Officer
Derek Denton
Derek Denton
MDM Wound Ventures Inc, Co-Founder & CEO
Trent Edwards
Trent Edwards
MGMWERX, Director
Cullen Jones (He/Him)
Cullen Jones (He/Him)
Microsoft, Sr Startup Lead: National Security Group
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Steve Amos
HealthCode, CEO/Founder
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Todd Kirby
Fluor, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Jerry Ramey
Jerry Ramey
Mobilize VISION, CTO
Judson Crane
Judson Crane
Defense Innovation Board, Research Director (People & Process)
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Activate, VP, Defense Innovation
Liya Smolina
Liya Smolina
AWS, Air Force Account Manager
Matthew Schuler
Matthew Schuler
Saint Industries Inc, Chief Strategy Officer - PCADS HALO
Sophia Rodriguez
Sophia Rodriguez
Booz Allen Hamilton, Technology Infusion Leadership Team
Matthew Craig
Matthew Craig
Boone Group, Client Success Strategist
David Solomon
David Solomon
MTSI, Director, Technology Transition
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Michael Ertmer
@AUSAPittsburgh & Army AI2C
Tufin, Manager, Federal
Mark Hair
Mark Hair
CEREBRAS SYSTEMS, FEDERAL LEADER
Christopher Pavel
Christopher Pavel
Western Air Defense Sector, BCC Spark Cell, Senior Enlisted Leader
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Randy Groves
Exabyte.io, Business Development Public Sector
Daniel Foley
Daniel Foley
D2IQ Federal, Sr. Strategic Account Leader
Nelson Salas
Nelson Salas
Grug Group / JetX, Founder
Ramon Sellers
Ramon Sellers
Siemens, National Federal Business Manager
Zachary and Levy
Zachary and Levy
Cognovi Labs, Managing Director
Justin Mackie
Justin Mackie
Entrepreneur, Data Scientist
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