Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day Invitation (BAA SBIR 19.1 & STTR 19.A)

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The DOD SBIR 19.1 and STTR 19.A Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topics are now in pre-release! You can now view topics, ask questions through the SITIS Q&A system, and contact topic authors directly (contact information is listed with the topic).

This BAA will officially open for proposal submission on January 8, 2019!

 The Air Force has an open invitation to industry to participate in the Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day.  Pitch Days are new fast tracks for startups to work with the Air Force.  Modeled after commercial investment pitch competitions, our goal is to award up to $40 million on 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!



The Inaugural Pitch Day topics can be found at the following links.  Small Businesses are encouraged to familiarize themselves now on the topics. Information for the three Pitch Day areas are found at the following links:


- Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Network -

Point of Contact: James Broadwell / 781-225-2787 /


- Battlefield Air Operations Family of Systems Technologies -

Point of Contact: Gordon Broadbent / 937-623-7107 /


- Digital Technology -

Point of Contact: Dave Setser / 781-225-5098 /



The following are significant dates for the Air Force Pitch Day:

- 29 November 2018: Pitch Day topics posted to the links above

- 4 January 2019: Pitch Day Q&A Session on Zoom

- 8 January 2019: Interested businesses may submit their proposals and short pitch decks for evaluation

- 6 February 2019: Broad Area Announcement CLOSES; all proposals and pitch decks due for evaluation at 8pm EST

- 15 February 2019: Air Force invite most promising companies to pitch live at the Inaugural Pitch Day

- 6-7 March 2019: Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day Event in New York City, New York



The Air Force Pitch Day Event will be held on 6-7 March 2019 in New York City, New York. 



Interested companies should direct all questions and comments to points of contact found in the attachment and on each topic listed above.

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