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(Cross Promo) USAF New Helmet System Challenge Showcase & Rooftop Happy Hour
REGISTER HERE: Collider members, You're invited to participate in the showcase of select companies and products that are building the helmet of the future! Join Us at the USAF New Helmet System Challenge Showcase & Rooftop Happy Hour! Why attend? Take advantage of this special opportunity to: - Engage with 30+ companies who have accepted the challenge to create the next Fixed Wing Aircrew Helmet. - Witness demo's of innovative ideas, components, materials and/or technologies. - Connect and network with companies, government & military, and innovators during the expo and following social mixer. - Help the USAF improve the lives of the people that keep us safe. Whether you come for 30 minutes or for the entire day, we look forward to seeing you at Enclave Las Vegas on November 14 to celebrate innovation and technology. Please take a moment and share this information with your network. More information: or

Enclave - Las Vegas

5810 S. Eastern Avenue · Las Vegas, nv

What we're about

The Small Business Hub was created to link entrepreneurs, businesses, industry and governmental organizations in support of tech-driven business growth, strengthening the Air Force industrial base and commercializing technologies for new market opportunities. It was established in 2014 as a dual effort by the Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).


Free and open business events, known as Colliders, are hosted by the Small Business Hub to drive opportunity discovery and identify supporting resources. Attendance allows for engagement with fellow community members from business, government and academic circles.

Focused around technology, entrepreneurship, and business growth, there are four styles in the Collider Series, each of which offers a networking component. These include:

• Information Series – educational or learning sessions

• Partnership Series - networking, partnership opportunities, matchmaking, Q&A panels, and problem solving

• Innovative Technology Series - targets specific leading-edge research areas and technology needs

• Regional Ecosystem Series - cross-promotes events happening throughout the region


While the Collider Project is a resource that enables connections to happen organically, the Small Business Hub also works to formally engage individuals and organizations through One-on-One’s.

We strive to interconnect the needs and capabilities of small businesses, industry, AFRL, and other regional assets and programs in order to drive the regional business economy.


Connect with Jim Masonbrink, Small Business Hub Director at or 937-424-8674 for more information. Follow Small Business Hub on Twitter too (@AFRLBizHub (!

For general information contact Ryan Clarke, Small Business Hub Marketing Coordinator intern at or 937-424-8673.

Join the Collider Project at and refer others from the business community, AFRL or regional resources.

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