The 2017 Real Deal @USC powered by MD5 Starts

The Real Deal @USC is partnering with MD5 to present dual-use (civilian and defense) ventures at our next showcase in Los Angeles on Nov 30, 2017.  General (ret.) David Petraeus, the USC Judge Widney Professor, will speak about dual-use opportunities to investors and Defense Department leaders.

Read about our 2016 edition!

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Looking for entrepreneurs with dual-use technologies and solutions!  You are eligible if your company can serve both commercial and defense/security markets, regardless of whether you are actively pursuing such a strategy currently.

We will introduce the most innovative projects to investors, military leaders, and other critical enablers.  Apply whether you need money, an advocate to serve as your bureaucracy “sherpa”, or talent to join your team.

The Real Deal @USC powered by MD5 Starts LA will host an evening of pitches by promising dual-use startups.  Selected companies will demonstrate the ability to simultaneously address problems of national security and exploit scalable commercial opportunities.

Apply for a presentation slot by 11:59 pm on Sunday, Oct 29, 2017.

Learn more about past events:

Key Dates

Oct 29, 2017

Application

Deadline

Nov 3, 2017

Semi-Finalists

Selected

Nov 10, 2017

Semi-Finalists

Submit Pitch Videos

Nov 13 – 17, 2017

Finalists

Notified