Trusted Capital Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Virtual Venture Day
*New Date TBD*
Questions should be directed to David Wong, [email protected] and [email protected]
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Trusted Capital, in concert with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), and the Department of Energy (DOE), will host an AI-focused Trusted Capital Virtual Venture Day.
Why You Should Participate
Trusted Capital is a Department of Defense program that creates an investment ecosystem to counter adversarial capital, which is often being used to access the intellectual property that is vital to the prosperity of U.S. companies. The program facilitates investment by convening corporations that offer critical capabilities to the defense industrial base together with trusted capital providers.
How It Works
Trusted Capital maximizes the public-private partnership model. The U.S. government screens capital providers and companies for national security risks prior to offering participation in Venture Days and the Trusted Capital program. Eligible companies are firms offering technologies and capabilities critical to national security and seeking to secure sources of funding in support of the defense industrial base. Eligible capital providers are investment groups that support U.S. national security sectors that align with their investment portfolio.
Approximately 10 qualifying AI companies will deliver their pitches and funding needs to trusted providers of capital weekly over the course of several weeks. If your organization is accepted in Trusted Capital, you will receive an opportunity to prepare a five-minute pitch video with one minute at the end for questions from the capital providers and acquisition community.
This program will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis for those companies that qualify to participate in the Trusted Capital Marketplace (TCM).
AI Sectors of Interest
- Autonomous Vehicles
- Machine Vision and Image Recognition
- Machine Learning
- Robotics and Scale Automation
- Navigation System
- Language Processing and Recognition
Timeline for AI Trusted Capital Virtual Venture Days
22 June – Trusted Capital Application Deadline: Submit your application by 22 June, and if your company’s application passes the due diligence process, the Trusted Capital Team will send your company an invitation to participate in Webex Virtual Venture Day on 24 June. If selected, your company will receive the following:
- A template for the 5-minute PowerPoint pitch, with 1 minute of Q&A
- Additional instructions on how to participate
24 June – Event Day for first 10 qualifying applicants: Webex Virtual Venture Day will occur from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM for the first 10 qualifying companies (5-minute pitch and 1-minute Q&A session)
01 July & Weekly Thereafter: Webex Virtual Venture Day invitations will continue to go out for future Webex venture days for the next 10 qualifying companies on a weekly basis, for those companies that still met the 22 June deadline
How You Can Participate
Industry Interested in Participating in Trusted Capital
- Review the Virtual Venture Flyer: Click Here to Review
- Review the Trusted Capital Countries of Special Concern: Click Here to Review
- Download the Trusted Capital Application (Domestic Company): Click Here to Download
- Submit Application with an Email to David Wong: [email protected] (NLT 22 June 11:59 PM EST)
This is not a SOFWERX event. We are providing this information for potential offerors to participate in the Trusted Capital Marketplace (TCM). Please send all inquiries to the Trusted Capital Team above.