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NYC – Air Force Pitch Day

air force pitch day from af sibr website - for carl buhler article

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In an effort to quickly bring technology and innovation into the Air Force to solve problems, the Air Force announced its upcoming New York City Pitch Day.  March 6 and March 7, 2019 are the days where $40 million will be made available to startups, academia, and small businesses who will pitch their proposal to Air Force leaders. Using the tagline “[c]ontracting at the speed of innovation,” the Air Force aims to provide fast contracts that are one page long.

Per the Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) website, Dr Will Roper, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics is quoted as sayingPitch Days are new fast tracks for startups to work with the Air Force. Modeled after commercial investment pitch competitions, our goal is to award $40 million to startups using one-day, one-page contracts. These awards use convenient credit card payments— we want partnering with the Air Force to be easy and energizing!

Companies have 30 days to submit their pitch deck and proposals which began on January 8, 2019 and ends on February 6, 2019.  After reviewing the proposal and pitch decks, some companies will receive an invite to attend the NYC Pitch Day. Development contracts for the initial phase could be up to $158,000 and notification to the selected companies will occur by February 15, 2019.

The Air Force added on their SBIR website, “[m]any mind-blowing ideas are being birthed in U.S. startup companies, but the Pentagon largely misses out on them. For our big bureaucracy, awarding a contract in months is a flash.“  For a video on the event, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/video/650930/air-force-pitch-day

Additionally, for more information on the New York City Pitch Day, visit the Air Force SBIR website.  The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the CEO and Lead Consultant of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, supply, logistics, technology, and production. Carl is a technology enthusiast and a member of the Air Force Association and National Defense Industrial Association.

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Buhler Consulting, LLC to Assist Aerospace and Defense Companies

brigadier general (ret) carl buhler - ceo of buhler consulting    Buhler Consulting, LLC is proud to announce its opening.

Founded in 2018 in Virginia, Buhler Consulting, LLC has been assisting a number of clients from the aerospace and defense industries achieve their goals.  They look forward to helping even more clients in 2019.

To that end, the consulting company is poised to expand their operations in 2019 and are excited to assist their growing list of clients.  According to a recent press release, CEO and Lead Consultant, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler, stated the competitive advantage of Buhler Consulting, LLC is “our combination of real-world experience, subject matter expertise, and access to a vast-network of professionals.”

For more information, please visit Buhler Consulting, LLC’s website.