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  • Writer's pictureMatt Burns

Announcing Launch at Resilience Conference | Resilience Conference Newsletter #4

28 June 2024

I’m thrilled to announce Launch at Resilience Conference, a premiere startup showcase. This program will feature six early stage startups operating in defence, security, and resilience.

I hosted TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield and saw first hand the impact of an early stage startup pitch event. For startups, a proper pitch event gives the startup a broad audience of potential investors, customers and employees. For investors, it can dramatically increase their deal flow, revealing novel investment opportunities. And broadly speaking, an early stage pitch event reveals market trends, often showcasing the undiscovered technology.

Here’s how Launch works.

Selected participants will have six minutes to pitch on stage at Resilience Conference, marking either their public debut or a significant product launch. This is an exceptional opportunity for startups to connect with potential investors, industry leaders, and customers in a setting that highlights their contributions to the defence and security sector.

Launch startups will receive two tickets to Resilience Conference and will have an exclusive networking opportunity during lunch on the second day of the conference as well as being featured on

Startups will be chosen based on their innovative approach, potential impact on the industry, scalability of the technology, and the strength of their team. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any unique achievements, patents, or previous milestones that might distinguish their venture. This selection process ensures that only the most promising startups, capable of making significant contributions to the fields of resilience, have the opportunity to present their innovations to a global audience of investors, industry leaders, and potential partners.

Applications are due by July 24, 2024. Those selected to participate will be notified by August 2, 2024.

-Matt Burns, Editorial Director, Resilience Conference

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Partnership with ADS

Resilience Conference is also excited to announce our strategic partnership with ADS Group, a UK trade association advancing leadership in aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, representing more than 1300 organisations. ADS convenes political, industry and international stakeholders to enable prosperity, clean growth and to secure the strategic advantage of UK industry.

If your organisation is interested in partnering with us, contact us to learn more.

New Speaker Announcements

Blythe Crawford CBE

Commandant ASWC at the Air and Space Warfare Centre, Royal Air Force

Air Commodore Crawford is the Commandant of the Air and Space Warfare Centre. He completed Advanced Command and Staff College and an MA in Defence Studies, prior to posting to a strategy role in the Pentagon. He returned to the UK as OC Ops Wing at RAF Leuchars, before deploying as XO to the Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division, in Baghdad on OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. Within Joint Forces Command, he led the rollout of ‘Warfare in the Information Age’ and then returned to Washington as the interoperability lead for the Multi Domain Command and Control enterprise, before participating in the development of the USAF’s innovation strategy. Appointed Station Commander, RAF Leeming, he drove multiple transformation programmes including setting up the RAFX Innovation Hub.


Katherine Brownson

CEO of S2 Ventures

Katherine is the CEO of a Venture Capital Fund focused on dual-use technology to drive defense innovation. A senior data scientist, prior to co-founding S2 Ventures Katherine has nearly a decade of experience working in defence. She has served as an Intelligence and Information Operations Strategic Advisor to National Security Agency, II Marine Expeditionary Force, MARFORCYBER, CENTCOM, EUCOM, and PACOM in addition to efforts with JIOWC, JSOC, MARSOC, USASOC, and the Joint Special Operations University.


Jonathan Luff

Chief of Staff at Recorded Future

Jonathan is the Chief of Staff and Chief of Global Affairs at Recorded Future. Previously he founded Epsilon Advisory Partners, a strategy and advisory firm, and CyLon Ventures, Europe's leading early-stage investor in cyber and national security technologies. Jonathan also co-hosts GAINS, a Summit exploring the impact of AI on National Security. From 1998-2012, Jonathan was a senior British Diplomat, serving as an advisor to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, specialising in national security issues, technology and innovation.

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