Sixty-nine companies graduate from invitation-only program for CXOs of innovative, next-gen companies with dual-use NatSec tech.
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MissionLink.Next, an exclusive nationwide community that serves as a force-multiplier and gateway to accelerating innovation and advancing solutions to National Security threats, today announced the graduates of its Spring 2022 cohort.
Sixty-nine companies graduate from invitation-only program for CXOs of innovative, next-gen companies in NatSec tech.
Founded in 2010 by an elite advisory board comprised of the best and brightest minds from the defense, Intelligence and NatSec tech sectors, the Organization's mission is to connect passionate problem solvers with next-gen, mission-critical capabilities to the right resources, customers, investors, advisors and partners, ultimately solving national security concerns across commercial and federal sectors. For more than 10 years, MissionLink has been on the cutting edge of National Security and is recognized as the organization that has most captured the timeliness and immediacy of the latest security developments, discoveries and breakthroughs.
Jeremy King, cofounder and Organizing Board member, commented, "National security's mission has become much broader and is rapidly evolving, and the need for collaboration between the government and commercial sector is critical now more than ever. For decades, the answer was 'public-private partnership' – we believe it is now time to empower industry innovation and facilitate 'private-public partnership.' MissionLink has become the most exclusive room in the country to learn, share and contribute to the thought leadership and innovative technologies for what happens Next."
MissionLink's Spring 2022 cohort was selected by world class technologists and thought leaders, such as Will Grannis, CTO of Google, and Ron Gula, cofounder of Tenable Network Solutions, bringing together top founders and CXOs from across the US in the areas of cyber, artificial intelligence & machine learning, analytics, biotechnology, autonomy, microelectronics, quantum science, space, UAS/drones, 5G, virtual reality, synthetic environments, internet of things and emerging technologies.
Andy Lustig, cofounder and Organizing Board member, also commented: "Our objective is to seed and accelerate innovation across the country, from Washington DC to Silicon Valley and bridge enterprise and national security missions with dual-use commercial capabilities, and the Spring 2022 cohort is certainly representative of the innovation and momentum happening in NatSec tech."
Graduates of MissionLink's Spring 2022 cohort include:
Allvision IO, Inc.
Attivo Networks, Inc.
Gigantor Technologies Inc.
Grey Market Labs
Grist Mill Exchange
Hidden Level Inc
Hubble Technology Inc
Improbable US Defense & National Security
Nisos Holdings Inc
Reinventing Geospatial Inc
S of X Technology Partners LLC
Second Front Systems
Tidal Security, Inc.
Titan Technologies, LLC
VAST Data Federal Inc
The new graduates join over 500 CXO/founders who have previously gone through the program, including the founders and CEOs of Rapid7, MAG Aerospace, Cofense, Altamira, Cloudera, Cylance, Crowdstrike, Novetta and Dovel Technologies. Many of them credit MissionLink with providing their company with the game changing access, insight and opportunity needed to drive meaningful growth and impact to their industry and customers.
The MissionLink Organizing Board includes Jeremy King of Benchmark Executive Search; Matt Devost of OODA Inc.; and Andy Lustig and Katherine Ferguson of Cooley LLP. The Advisory Board is at the core of MissionLink's trusted innovation ecosystem and includes industry veterans who are committed to its success – including Sue Gordon, former NGA and CIA; Bill Crowell, former NSA; Charlene Leubecker, former CIA; Bob Gourley, former CTO at DIA; Bryan Ware, former DHS; Ron Ritchey, Chief Cyber Architect at JP Morgan Chase; Ellen McCarthy, former Department of State; Fran Landolf, former NSA; Cyndi Gula and Ron Gula of Gula Tech Adventures; Will Grannis, CTO of Google; Jen Sovada of Sandbox AQ; Lt Gen Rhett Hernandez, former Chief of Army Cyber Command; Peggy Styer and Jack Kerrigan of Razor's Edge Ventures; Tim Newberry, Entrepreneur in Residence at TenEleven Ventures; Wes Blackwell, Partner at Scout Ventures; and Constantine Saab, Partner at Valor Equity.
MissionLink.Next is a non-profit trade association and exclusive network that includes decision makers, government leaders, top founders and CEOs from across the US who are building the most cutting-edge mission critical capabilities in cyber, AI, virtual reality, IoT, space and quantum science. MissionLink.Next companies are addressing the next generation of threats across national security, healthcare, financial services, ecommerce, social media, life sciences, automotive and transportation, logistics, supply chain, manufacturing and critical infrastructure. Backed by an elite advisory board comprised of the best and brightest minds from defense, Intel and homeland security sectors, MissionLink's trusted innovation ecosystem fosters access, insight and opportunity to bridge enterprise and national security missions with dual-use commercial capabilities. For more information, please visit the MissionLink.Next website.
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