Join the world's largest multi-sector commercialization program for emerging deep technologies. Showcase, pitch and connect your innovations for licensing and investment opportunities with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors.
Questions about the startup Challenge? Contact Emma Mooney, Outreach and Project Manager
Click HERE for a detailed guide of last year's program
Top-ranked technologies are invited to the program. We will send confirmation and official invitations to join our TechConnect World event in March. If you receive a confirmation email, then TechConnect World was made for companies just like yours.
Share your technology with experts in government, military and industry. You will have 5 minutes to highlight on of your company's technologies. This will be followed by valuable feedback, questions, and concerns from the experts you want to hear from to take your company to the next level
Enjoy 10 drink tickets that you can share during happy hour in our expo hall. During this time, industry, investment, and military leadership will be directed towards showcase tables, one of which designated to your technology. This will help to gain your team additional exposure.
An expo booth provides your company with a 10x10 station where you can share your technology for the full 2-day exhibition. Exposition booths have prime placement. Additionally, industry, investment and military leadership will be directed to visit your booth, helping gain your team maximum exposure.
Drs. Daniel Boamah and Kimberley Green represented Western Kentucky University (WKU) admirably well and had opportunities to visit with representatives from Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the various branches of Military, and other Federal agencies.
In addition, WKU received an invitation from FEMA, integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) representatives to tour their facilities and further collaboration is currently being developed.
Western Kentucky University
Thank you so much, TechConnect team. It was an absolute privilege to participate and we are so honored to have been selected. The team was so excited for me to bring good news back. Thank you again and we look forward to participating in future events!
Grayscale AI LTD
We were thankful for the chance to participate. We really appreciated the chance to pitch and the helpful feedback from the judges. Thanks again and hope to see you again too!
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