Democratizing Deep Tech to Drive Defense Innovation

Have you ever wondered how the defense innovation ecosystem works with venture capital and the everyday entrepreneur to drive the commercialization of defense and dual-use technologies? In this DIB Tech Talk interview, I talk with Principal of FedTech Mike Bynum about how he works with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and even established contractors to drive the democratization of Deep Tech. We discuss the role of venture capital in defense technology development, how FedTech helps facilitate an entrepreneur-driven innovation ecosystem, and how the defense community benefits from these efforts.

About FedTech: Backed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), FedTech is a unique private venture firm commercializing deep tech across DoD, NASA, DoE, universities and other national labs. FedTech builds startups around breakthrough technology from the world’s most advanced research facilities.

About Mike: Mike leads the Defense Innovation Accelerator to empower entrepreneurs by facilitating the co-development of startups around breakthrough technologies. Prior to FedTech Mike lead the Sports Tech and Esports focused Global Accelerator at Stadia Ventures and was on the boards of The BALSA Foundation and the Esports Trade Association.

Collaborative Compositions works closely with world class partners like Mike and FedTech to deliver high value resources and helpful information to drive entrepreneurialism and defense innovation throughout the country.

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