Bottom Line Up Front: The Air Force’s “AFWERX Accelerate” Conference Videos Are All Online!
AFWERX is one of the Air Force’s startup accelerators (see their Wikipedia entry). They were created specifically to skip all the bureaucracy and turbo charge innovative new technology by small businesses and startups. They are currently spearheading a trainload of crazy new stuff, including —believe it or not— flying cars (see this Air Force article).
Ok, How ‘Bout That Treasure?
Well, last month they held a week-long conference where they talked about everything! Initiatives, future plans, results so far, ideas, and everything you could possibly want to know about! And now they have archived all their talks and materials so you can read and watch from home!
The AFWERX Accelerate conference archives are here: https://afwerx.com/accelerate/#schedule
There’s something there for everybody!
- UX folks, here’s a talk from the Air Force’s superstar UX group, CyberWorx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFbuWk5zTr8&t=7376s
Videogame and CG folks, they talk about a brand-new initiative just getting organized called Gaming Prime that is right up your alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI1bHb7IFeY&list=PLkG0d5TT5S7Qa4iASwH8Dm8ZtYYR8jSO1&index=5
If you’re a small business folks, you’re going to watch these:
- Panel for Companies: https://youtu.be/UHlby3T2hKk?t=2858
- Air Force technology boss Dr. Will Roper talking about how he wants to help you go from small business to huge success: https://youtu.be/WEOIe7qTejU
- The Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Center of Excellence has a talk: https://youtu.be/UHlby3T2hKk?t=12027
- They even talk about how to get loans and financing from the Air Force! https://youtu.be/UHlby3T2hKk?t=14613
Go Watch It!
Come on, it’s a golden opportunity just begging for you to take advantage of it! There’s a full week of talks for you to look through; I’m sure you’ll find something up your alley.