AFCEA International Small Business Committee




April 16, 2021

3:00 p.m. ET

The Innovation Subcommittee of AFCEA International’s Small Business Committee is launching a new program, called the INNOVATION CONNECTION, that is designed to focus on new, disruptive and emerging technologies. This program offers a unique opportunity for the small business community—from start-ups to more seasoned companies—to gain visibility and showcase their innovative technology to a small group representing the U.S. government, the venture capitalist community and subject matter experts from private industry.  We are looking for innovations in all emerging areas including cyber, IT, AI/ML, blockchain, quantum science, autonomy & more.


Venture capitalist: Chris Woods, Option 3 Ventures, Principal

Innovation lead: Sean Gallagher, In-Q-Tel, Vice President-Intelligence 

Industry partner: Tom Brazil, ICS, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer

Government executive: George Ohanian, Director, Warfighter Support Directorate, US Army Geospatial Center


IMPRES Technology Solutions presented by Robert Osborne, Chief Technology Officer

Astrapi Corporation, presented by David Shaw, co-founder and Cheif Commerical Officer

Nucleus Security, Inc. presented by Steve Carter, co-founder

Axellio Inc presented by Mark Zeller, Chief Revenue Officer


We are seeking interested participants and judges for the first in a series of four exciting sessions hosted in a VIRTUAL environment.  Our first INNOVATION CONNECTION event will take place on Friday,16 April at 3pm ET.  If you are interested, please email our team at or call Barbara Bridges at (703) 405-9752 for more details. The registration fee is $250.



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