news | 30 June 2023

How Tech-Hubs, Incubators, and Universities Engage Innovators to Thrive

This webinar, hosted by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), features a distinguished panel of experts from organizations such as the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The session was moderated by George Vukotich, Visiting Faculty Member at DAU.

Viewers will gain insights they need to be successful in working with government. Panelists will share what their organizations do to support the innovation ecosystem.

This webinar was recorded on June 14, 2023. See here for full details of the webinar.


  • Lt Col Alex "STOIKY" Goldberg, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) lead for Strategic, Defense, and Commercial Engagement in Austin, Texas.

  • Abigail Desjardins, Venture Portfolio Director, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)

  • Ali Mahvan, Founder & CEO, Terasynth

  • Warren Katz, Chairman of The Alliance for Commercial Technology in Government

Video Timestamps:

Panelist Introductions: 2:26

Panel Questions, Round 1: 9:30

Panel Questions, Round 2: 28:24

Panel Questions, Round 3: 46:50

Audience Questions:  01:02:00

Final Thoughts: 1:18:24