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Monday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Entrepreneurs in Bureaucracy: Military Innovators

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Returning from a decade of war, emerging military leaders had been required to innovate their way through countless cross-cultural interactions while deployed overseas. Stateside life has proved otherwise, as bureaucratic realities crush combat-tested, entrepreneurial minded officers. Recognizing this, junior officers have self-assembled to create ad hoc, informal advocacy organizations within the military to promote outside-the-box solutions. Groups such as Disruptive Thinkers and the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum have galvanized lumbering military institutions to look to Start Up culture in motivating the Millennial Generation.
This panel will explore the challenges faced and lessons learned by junior officers and enlisted personnel pushing Information Age solutions through an Industrial Age hierarchy. Their stories of being both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs will give valuable lessons to those desiring to navigate and innovate within large, established organizations.

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Speakers
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Nate Fick

CEOEndgame IncNate Fick is CEO of Endgame. He has more than a decade of experience in the security community, and is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he focuses on defense and intelligence technologies. Before joining Endgame, Nate was CEO of the Center for... Read More →
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Victor Glover

AstronautNASAVictor is a Naval Aviator currently training to be a NASA Astronaut. He has flown over 40 aircraft accumulating over 2000 flight hours, 400 carrier landings, and 24 combat missions supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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Ben Kohlmann

Co-DirUS NavyBen Kohlmann is a F/A-18 pilot with the US Navy, and co-founder of both Disruptive Thinkers and the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, organizations dedicated to bringing a culture of innovation to the Department of Defense. He is a frequent contributor to numerous military... Read More →
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Lindsay Rodman

Judge AdvocateUS Marine CorpsLindsay L. Rodman is a captain on active duty as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps. She is currently assigned to the Office of the Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where she advises the Joint Staff on all military... Read More →


Monday March 10, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK 500 E 4th St