This AFRL event will focus on a deep dive into issues small businesses face when doing business with the government througha series of government informational presentations, a lessons learned panel discussion with small business owners, and a match making expo.
7:45am – 8:15am – Registration and Networking
8:15am – 8:40am – Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:40am – 11:55am – Session 1: Small Business Obstacles and Doing Business with the Federal Government
11:55am – 12:45pm – Networking Lunch
12:45pm – 1:45pm – Session 2: Small Business Leadership Panel (Industry and Government View)
1:45pm – 2:00pm – Closing Remarks and Networking
2:00pm – 4:30pm – Session 3: Match Making Expo.
Teams from the current AFRL Commercialization Academy cohort will pitch their startup in cyber security, big data, information systems, and UAS, to a panel of judges and compete to win for $300,000 in prize seed funding provided by IDEA NY! The grand prize of $200,000 will go to the overall winner and $100,000 will go to the runner-up!
Here are the six teams that will pitching their startups!
On the Curb
United Aircraft Technologies
Read more about the teams here!
This FREE event will include delicious catered food and a cash bar by Copper City Brewing.
The AFRL Commercialization Academy is supported by: National Grid, NYSTEC and M&T Bank.
Demo Day is powered by Empire State Development and IDEA NY Mohawk Valley.
On film, Lang is perhaps best known for his role as ‘Colonel Miles Quaritch’ in James Cameron’s seminal 2009 film Avatar. Lang is reprising that role in Cameron’s several sequels, which began filming in 2017. In 2016, he starred to critical acclaim as ‘The Blind Man’ in writer-director Fede Alvarez’s hit thriller Don’t Breathe. He stars in director Joe Begos’ action-horror film VFW, to be released by RLJE Films next year.
Recent film roles include Braven, opposite Jason Momoa, and director Scott Cooper’s Hostiles, opposite Christian Bale. Lang’s extensive film credits include Band of Robbers, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Tombstone, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, Public Enemies, White Irish Drinkers, Christina, A Good Marriage, Manhunter, Band of the Hand andConan the Barbarian.
Stephen Lang is also an award-winning playwright. He received the “Special Jury Prize for Acting” at the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival for his performance documentary Beyond Glory, which tracks the ten year odyssey behind his acclaimed solo performance piece about eight Medal of Honor recipients. The documentary was executive produced and presented by Lightstorm Entertainment principals, James Cameron and Jon Landau, and was acquired for distribution by Gravitas Ventures. Beyond Glory, the play itself, has received the NEA Chairman’s Medal for Distinguished Service, and the Bob Hope Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which honors Lang’s accurate portrayal of the American fighting man.
On television Lang portrayed fan-favorite ‘Waldo’ in the first two seasons of AMC’s genre-bending martial arts series, Into the Badlands. His television credits include regular roles on Steven Spielberg’s Terra Nova, and Michael Mann’s classic Crime Story, as well as celebrated portrayals of Babe Ruth in NBC’s biopic, Babe Ruth, and ‘Happy’ in Death of a Salesman, with Dustin Hoffman.
His extensive work on the New York stage includes A Few Good Men, The Speed of Darkness, Defiance, Death of a Salesman, The Guys, Hamlet, and 101 performances at The Roundabout Theater of his solo play, Beyond Glory, which he has also toured and continues to tour around the country. Theatre awards and nominations include The Tony, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Joseph Jefferson, Helen Hayes, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.