Many mind-blowing ideas are being birthed in U.S. startup companies. In order to capture these ideas, the Pentagon must do business at the speed of
innovation: inspiring and accelerating startup creativity toward national security challenges.
"Pitch Days are new fast tracks for startups to work with the Air Force. Modeled after commercial investment pitch competitions, our
goal is to award $40 million to startups using one-day, one-page contracts. These awards use convenient credit card payments—
we want partnering with the Air Force to be easy and energizing!"
Dr. Will Roper,
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Pitch Day is open to all ideas furthering
national security in air, space and cyberspace. Our Inaugural Pitch Day will have special emphasis on three areas.
Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Network
U.S. Air Force Special Warfare Technologies (Battlefield Air Operations Family of Systems Technologies)
All startups and small businesses that are:
For more information about other eligibility requirements visit https://www.sbir.gov/about
Companies will have from January 8th to February 6th 2019 (at 8:00pm ET) to submit proposals and pitch decks. Companies submit applications via https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/. Air Force will notify selected companies for in-person pitches by February 15, 2019.
For general questions related to the event please contact AFSBIRSTTR-Info@us.af.mil.