Air Force Small Business Pitch Day Has a Funding Pool of $40 Million


Modeled after commercial investment pitch competitions, the Air Force plans to award $40 million to startups, using one-day, one-page contracts and convenient credit card payments.

Companies have until February 6th to submit proposals and pitch decks. The Air Force will notify selected companies for in-person pitches by February 15th.

For this first Pitch Day, the emphasis will be on three specific areas:

  • Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence & Network
  • Warfare Technologies – Battlefield Operations Family of Systems
  • Digital Technologies


All startups and small businesses are eligible, as long as they are US based; are more than 50% owned by US citizens or permanent residents; and have no more than 500 employees

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