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3D-printed Bases of the Future


Evan Loomis
ICON, Co-Founder

Evan Loomis has been an entrepreneur for more than nearly 20 years and most notably as the co-founder ICON where he currently oversees business development for the Austin-based startup that develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity.

ICON has been named one of the "Most Innovative Companies in the World" by Fast Company and is continually setting new standards for delivering resilient, dignified housing at high-speed and lower cost. Raising $266 million to date in funding, ICON has delivered communities of 3D-printed homes in the U.S. and internationally and forged partnerships with world-renowned architects, builders and housing organizations missionally aligned to shift the paradigm of homebuilding. In fall 2020, ICON was awarded a research contract through the Air Force, which included funding from NASA to begin research and development of an off-world construction system planned to support future exploration of the Moon and beyond.

Evan began his career as an Investment Banker on Wall Street. From there, he co-founded Wedgwood Circle, an angel investment group with a focus on the media and entertainment sectors. In 2010, he co-founded TreeHouse, the eco-friendly Home Upgrade Company disrupting the field of home improvement.

In 2017, Evan launched a holding company called Saturn Five with the mission of building companies that matter. Unlike traditional VC firms, Saturn Five designs and launches companies from scratch, working hands-on in the early stages to launch and scale companies.

Evan is a start-up mentor at Techstars, SKU and Praxis. Evan is a graduate of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University where he earned his BBA in finance. He lives in Austin, TX, with his wife, Dr. Brandi Loomis, a pediatrician, and four children.

Brian Stevens
TMD CFMO, Director, Plans, Programs, and Innovation

Brian is the Director, Plans, Programs, and Innovation at TMD Construction Facilities Maintenance Office (CFMO). He is an accomplished and dynamic executive leader with global experience in energy programs, operations, business development, risk management, strategic planning, continuity of operations, technology commercialization, and multi-national program management. He has a strong track record of building and leading teams in large and small organizations. He has significant management, relationship development and strategic communications experience in a wide range of structured and unstructured environments.


Alex Goldberg
DIU, DIU Southwest Region Engagement Lead

Lt Col Goldberg is the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) lead for Strategic, Defense, and Commercial Engagement for the Southwest Region. He comes to DIU from the Texas National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, where he served as the Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director of TMDx. Alex lead the Texas Military Department Joint Innovation unit (TMDx) and a portfolio of over 30 companies, which received more than $165M in innovation contracts. As an Air Force aviator in the F-16 and MQ-1/9, Alex has more than 2,000 combat hours in IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, and NOMAD SHADOW. He is a former Defense Advanced Project Agency (DARPA) and National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) fellow, Stanford Ignite Graduate School of Business alumni, and a winner of the Chief National Guard Bureau Innovation Competition, Geospatial Intelligence Award, USAF Innovator of the Year, and is the most recent Presidential Level Gears of Government Award recipient. Alex is responsible for implementing the innovation strategy of the Office of the Secretary of Defense throughout the southwest region of the U.S, as well as acting as the primary liaison between the DoD and venture capital, private equity, and startup communities. His passion is in solving the toughest problems that face our nation, empowering others to have an impact, and in changing the culture of the Department of Defense to move at the speed of relevance!


Michael Cornitius
Texas Military Department, Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Chief Master Sergeant Michael E. Cornitius Jr. is the Texas Military Department Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas. He is the principal enlisted advisor to The Adjutant General for more than 19,000 Army and Air enlisted personnel in the Guard and State Guard. His responsibilities include advising The Adjutant General on all matters affecting the readiness, training, professional development and effective utilization of assigned enlisted personnel and coordinating with the joint headquarters staff, commanders, and senior personnel on administration and implementation of command policy.


We have the most sophisticated military in the world-- It’s technologically advanced, agile, and has the ability to deploy all over the world. But there are also challenges in backlogged housing and other construction projects, outdated infrastructure and budgetary constraints that limit how fast we can mobilize new and needed resources. Additive construction, namely 3D printing, has the ability to help solve a massive need across the DoD. We need infrastructure capabilities that help improve speed, reduce lifecycle costs and create buildings that are energy efficient and climate resilient. 

Come hear from representatives from the Texas Military Department, the Defense Innovation Unit and private construction technology startup, ICON, on how 3D printing can help improve speed, energy efficiency and affordability concerns and introduce innovative solutions into the military community.


Attendees (68)

Wayne Polatkan
Wayne Polatkan
Tuloy, Chief Executive Officer
Jacob Fridakis
Jacob Fridakis
University of Texas at Austin, Student
Mike Grubbs
Mike Grubbs
BTRY, Co-Founder & CEO
Lynne O Hamilton
Lynne O Hamilton
Lawelawe Defense, Inc., President
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Activate, VP, Defense Innovation
Matthew Schuler
Matthew Schuler
Saint Industries Inc, Chief Strategy Officer - PCADS HALO
David Solomon
David Solomon
MTSI, Director, Technology Transition
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Randy Groves
Exabyte.io, Business Development Public Sector
Michael Williams
Michael Williams
Boeing, Principal Advanced Technologist
Ramon Sellers
Ramon Sellers
Siemens, National Federal Business Manager
Nelson Salas
Nelson Salas
Grug Group / JetX, Founder
Tom Dougherty
Tom Dougherty
Intelligent Waves, VP software Products
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson
A3I, Inc., CEO & VP-Business Development
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