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Homeland Security Startup Studio Converge 2024

Upcoming Event Converge Homeland Security Startup Studio, hybrid event May 29, 2024 1PM ET

The Homeland Security Startup Studio (HSSS) is hosting Converge 2024 on Wednesday, May 29 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET in Arlington, VA. This culminating event of the 2024 cohort will showcase the program finalists’ pitches for the breakthrough technologies they have worked to advance over the past 18 weeks. Conducted in partnership with the venture-building company FedTech, HSSS brings together entrepreneurs, mentors, and inventors to accelerate and commercialize federally funded technologies that meet homeland security needs. Register here to confirm your spot at Converge

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Steven Parker, Chief Innovation Officer, TSA

The event’s featured keynote speaker is Steven Parker, Chief Innovation Officer at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Mr. Parker and his team are charged with enhancing TSA’s innovation capacity by connecting, enabling, and incorporating innovative technology and process ideas from passengers, employees and transportation industry partners, throughout TSA and the greater transportation security ecosystem.

Following the pitches and judging, there will be an opportunity to network with the HSSS teams.


12:30PM – Check-in opens

1:00PM – Opening Remarks from FedTech

1:05PM – Keynote: Steven Parker, TSA

1:20PM – HSSS 2024 team pitches

2:20PM – Break

2:30PM – HSSS 2024 team pitches

3:20PM – Break for judges’ deliberation and audience choice voting

4:05PM – Winner(s) announcement

4:10PM – Closing remarks from DHS

4:15PM - Networking

Last Updated: 05/30/2024
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