(May 24, 2019) – On May 23rd, EpiSci participated in the inaugural San Diego Regional EDC DIV Pitch Fest event presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. The Defense Innovation Voucher program (DIV) is a comprehensive business initiative, designed to build resilience in small to medium-sized, San Diego-based defense companies. Fifteen diverse companies were chosen to participate in the 2018-19 DIV program, each receiving an initial $15,000 grant.
For this special, first-ever event, EpiSci competed alongside Fuse Integration, GET Engineering, Planck Aerosystems, and Trabus Technologies for the grand prize of $25,000. Each company shared their San Diego story and growth strategy for utilizing the grand prize. Each finalist did a fantastic job but the winner was ultimately based on audience vote– congratulations Planck for winning this year’s grand prize!
Thank you Booz Allen Hamilton, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), and our fellow cohort members for a fantastic conclusion to Propel San Diego’s inaugural DIV Program! We’re so proud to be a member of San Diego’s diverse and innovative defense technology community.