Contracts, Capital, Collaboration, Connections



April 20, 2021

Virtual - All Times are Eastern Time

​Our Joint Military Pitch Day has broadened to

National Security.

Companies seeking investment capital                     business opportunities will present their

capabilities to Angels, VC, Family Offices, Private Equity, the Military, DoD and Prime Defense Contractors.


Showcasing Hope for the Warriors-
A national nonprofit organization in the United States that provides assistance to combat wounded service members, their families, and families of those killed in action.

Happy Hour!

Please join us! Immediately after the National Security Pitch Day (Approx. 5:45pm ET) there will be a Happy Hour of Networking and Celebration sponsored by!

The link will be in the chat. 

**Please find instructions to pitch or evaluate pitches near the bottom of this page**

Investors greatly prefer the ability to evaluate pitches ASYNCHRONOUSLY

This is why we allow access to all the pitches in our vault at their convenience

Pitches are categorized by Ask, Technology and Technology Readiness Level

Pitch registration deadline

April 19th, 2021

See below

- Agenda -

All times are ET

Registration, Welcome, Networking and Acknowledgements

8:00am to 8:30am ET
Morgan Plummer
MG Boe Young
Peacemaker Partners, LLC
Greg Leman
Scott Murray
Murray Media
David Hamilton
The America's Future Series

Fireside Chat

8:30am to 9:00am ET
The Honorable Patrick Murphy
Col Nathan Diller

Roundblocks of University Research - University Can Be the Solution

9am to 9:10am ET
Greg Leman
MG Boe Young
Peacemaker Partners, LLC

Case Study of Success:

University & Industry Collaboration

9:10am to 10:10am ET
Todd Buchs
Baylor University
David Coody
Rich Jarvis
Blueprint Labs

Why New Entrants are Crucial to the National Security Innovation Base (NSIB)

10:15am to 10:45am ET
Morgan Plummer
MG Boe Young
Peacemaker Partners, LLC
Farooq Mitha
DOD Industrial Policy Office

What's Working and What's Not

Alex Harstrick
J2 Ventures
Heather Richman
Eileen Tanghal
Trae Stephens
Founders Fund


12:15pm to 1:15pm ET
Patrick Barrett
Catalyst Campus
The Honorable Sue Payton
Dr. Emily Bohner
Air Force Research Laboratory
Col Ross Morrell
NORAD & US Northern Command
Tracey Manor
Catalyst Campus
KiMar Gartman
Catalyst Campus

Defense Technologies Funded

1:15pm to 2:30pm ET
Katie Arrington
Trusted Capital
Sam Riehn
SBIR Advisors
RADM Paul Becker
The Becker T3 Group
Kevin Landtroop
Spark Cognition
Sean Drake
Stony Lonesome
Peter Dixon
2nd Front

Innovation's Role in National Security

2:30pm to 2:55pm ET
MG Boe Young
Peacemaker Partners, LLC
The Honorable Kirstjen Nielson

Deploying New Tech Globally: Security, Investment, and Legal Considerations

3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
Adam Leslie
David Tressler
Tanveer Kathawalla
Kenneth Strange
MG Boe Young
Peacemaker Partners, LLC

Faster Innovation throughout the DoD

4:15pm to 5:25pm ET
CAPT Benjamin Van Buskirk
Naval X
LtGen Mike Dana
Col Len Rosanoff
Alex Goldberg

Closing Remarks

 Happy Hour :  5:45 to

Please join us! Immediately after the National Security Pitch Day there will be a Happy Hour of Networking and Celebration sponsored by!

The link will be in the chat. 

All event videos will be available within 10 business days at:


  • Established small businesses with emerging technology for national security, looking to raise capital

  • New startups with working prototype, looking to raise money, or get an initial defense contract

  • Established firms looking for joint venture, licensing and merger & acquisition opportunities


Pitch Evaluators?

  • Angel and Seed investors

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors

  • Family Offices

  • Government contract friendly lenders

  • Government agency innovation scouts

  • M&A reps from defense contracting companies

  • Premium event ticket attendees

Cost to participate?

  • Solution providers pay $150 to be considered (Companies not accepted will be refunded)

  • Investors/Partners/Scouts pay $150 to have access to view pitches private discussion rooms with pitching companies

  • VIP All Access Registrants for the 4 event C.L.A.S.S Symposium pay $50. They do not have access to see pitches or the ability to pitch.

How does it work?

  • Registration deadline April 19th, 2021.

  • You will receive an email with detailed instructions for submitting your pre-recorded pitch. This is a video less than 7 minutes in length

  • All pitch videos must be hosted on YouTube as unlisted videos.

  • Pitches must follow the format of

    • Company team Intro

    • Problem being solved

    • Solution being offered

    • Ask 

  • The “ask”  can be for

    • a capital raise

    • pitch to prospective clients

    • offer to team with other companies

    • invitation to new end users

    • advertise your availability for company acquisition

All pitches that are accepted will be categorized according to the "ask" and other key criteria. 

Here is the link:

Pitch Evaluators may review pitches before the pitch day. All pitches which include a brief video are housed in a "vault". Pitch companies may be contacted before, during and after the event.

**Please note: Registration for the National Security Pitch Day registers you for all 4 events for the CLASS (Cyber, Land, Air, Sea and Space) Symposium events in April 2021.


National Security


& Showcase

Alex Harstrick, J2 Ventures - confirmed

Eileen Tanghal, IQT - confirmed

Trae Stephens, Founders Fund (Palantir, Anduril, etc)