Bridging the gap between Innovation and Defense


Power Behind the Program

Hyper-professional guidance for moving technology to commercialization with top talent from the U.S. Air Force, Wright Brothers Institute, and The Entrepreneurs Center networks.

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The Entrepreneurs Center logo in color
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Meet The Facilitators

Accelerator educators will include significant business, technology, and commercialization faculty.

  • Lauren Tiffan
    Lauren Tiffan Program Manager
  • Scott Koorndyk
    Scott Koorndyk President
  • Jordan Roe
    Jordan Roe Business Mentor

A Chance to Hear from Experts

With a stacked bench of organizations involved, the accelerator will feature educators and mentors with deep industry knowledge–sourced from the U.S. Air Force, WBI, and TEC networks. The world-class mentorship will draw from various business segments including, but not limited to,  commercialization, marketing, finance, and venture capital.

  • Captain Morgan Raymond
    Captain Morgan Raymond U. S. Air Force
  • Ryan Helabaugh
    Ryan Helabaugh AFRL Chief Intrapreneur
  • David Scott
    David Scott Director of Commercialization
  • Meghan Sheehan
    Meghan Sheehan Director of Commercialization Services
  • Don Hoendorf
    Don Hoendorf CFO
  • Nikki Krebs
    Nikki Krebs Project Manager, Technology Commercialization
  • Alex Duchak
    Alex Duchak Partner, Duchak Ventures
  • Katie Hill-Gottesman
    Katie Hill-Gottesman Founder, CommuterAds
Lauren Tiffan

“The selected companies range from small businesses that are developing smart small-scale sensors, to companies that are developing analysis tools for large data sets.”

Lauren Tiffan
Program Manager

You’ll Fall in Love with Dayton

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