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