JUNE 19-21, 2023

We want to share your technology with our community

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.


How to Participate

  1. Submissions Closed - Under Review
  2. If selected to pitch, choose your TechConnect World Experience!
    *There is a fee to Pitch and Participate

Questions about the startup Challenge? Contact Emma Mooney, Outreach and Project Manager

Click HERE for a detailed guide of last year's program


Who Should Apply

  • University & Research Lab with actionable IP and spinouts
  • Startups seeking investment, licensing, and partnering actions
  • Federal Awardees such as SBIR/STTR, DARPA. ARPAE, BARDA, OTA, etc.
  • Accelerators & Incubators searching for development opportunities

Important Dates:

  • Final Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Notifications to accepted submissions: Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Deadline to confirm your participation: Friday, April 10, 2023

How Selection Works

Step 1.
Submissions Open

Step 2.
Review and Announcements

Step 3.
Choose your Experience

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.

Innovator Experiences

Business Pitch

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

Demos and Drinks

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.

What past innovators are saying


A look into last year

Perspective Partners

Technology Exhibitors


Government Agencies

1-on-1 Meetings

For more information , please contact Jennifer Rocha (Vice President, Strategic Partnerships) at

Past Sponsors & Partners (View past Startup Finalist)

Sponsors & Partners
SBIR/STTR Agency Partners