Capital Factory hosts Fed Supernova, connecting top venture capital and military procurement experts with startup entrepreneurs

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Texas’ leading innovation and mentorship center for tech entrepreneurs, Capital Factory, will host Fed Supernova, Presented by IBM, September 27-29, 2022.

The gathering targets industry, academia, military, venture capitalists, startups and acquisition experts for a premier event designed to enable global defense decision makers to bridge the gap between commercial technology and defense requirements.

Last year, Fed Supernova hosted more than 140 speakers and 2,000 registrants, all focused on bringing new technologies to the Department of Defense as well as the defense of partner nations.

“The Capital Factory Defense Innovation Center is the only location in the country where multiple Defense Innovation Units from different forces and agencies all work together in the same physical space,” said Joshua Baer, founder and managing director of Capital Factory. “Fed Supernova is our biggest event of the year where we help entrepreneurs connect to the investors, customers and talent they need to excel while driving innovation in the defense industry.”

This year’s event – like those that have gone before – will focus on how startups can traverse the “Valley of Death”, while demonstrating market trends in the space, the development of software and artificial intelligence, among others.

IBM, DuploCloud, Raytheon Technologies and Second Front Systems, together with other event partners, will be present for more than 60 sessions and panels designed to educate, inform and expose entrepreneurs, industry and government decision makers on the latest in the industry. trends across technology and multinational defense.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Mr. Young Bang, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)

  • Lieutenant General Thomas Todd, Deputy Commanding General, Acquisition and Systems Management, United States Army Futures Command

  • Major General Alice W. Treviño, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracts, Office of the Air Force Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

  • Ms. ShaChelle Manning, Chief Commercial Strategy Officer, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

  • Mr. Steven “Bucky” Butow, Director, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit

  • Col Martin Salinas, Chief Operating Officer, AFWERX

“This is a unique opportunity to hear from the highest levels of the Department of Defense and learn about the challenges, priorities and funding opportunities that will allow us to work together to ensure our national security. collective,” Butow said.

Anyone interested in defense innovation can register for Supernova Fed to access briefings from the US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and more. The three-day conference helps cultivate and propel government modernization by creating a rare opportunity for the entire ecosystem to converge in the same place, at the same time, and with a common goal.

Additional information and the link to register for Fed Supernova are available at

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one state for startups in the United States. Thousands of entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gather day and night, in person and online for meetings, courses and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to investors, employees, mentors and clients. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active seed investor in Texas since 2010. Visit

About Fed Supernova

Fed Supernova is an annual event, hosted by Capital Factory, where defense priorities and tech trends collide for good. The conference is being held in person in Austin. Learn more about this force multiplier for defense innovation at

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