Entrepreneurs, small businesses, defense contractors, technology investors, consultants, and science & technology gurus came together for an impactful evening of networking within Austin’s Defense Innovation Ecosystem.
The diverse panel of professionals in defense/government contracting and technology development, included Cohen Seglias attorneys Tim Furin and Ali Young and Jacqueline Talpa of Metropolitan Consulting, moderated by Patrick Wearn of FUTAIRS. Topics included:
- Contracting with the Federal Government: Transitioning from the Commercial Space to Federal Space
- Traditional Contracting Processes vs. OTAs and Other Niche Contracting Processes
- Small Business Contracting for Prime Contractors and Subcontractors
- Cybersecurity and NIST Requirements
This event was a kick-off for TDIF’s Defense Contracting Workshop on Tuesday April 2 at which approximately a dozen tech startups and innovative founders engaged in collaborative sessions that taught participants how to do business with the government, provided tips and tricks for developing and presenting national security solutions to the military, and enabled deep discussions on the legal hurdles faced by the tech community working in the federal space. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This event was facilitated by the Texas Defense Innovation Forum and sponsored by Cohen Seglias.