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Building the Base episode 4: Steve Blank, Stanford University Adjunct Professor

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Steve Blank is co-creator of the Lean Startup movement and has been part of, or co-founded, eight Silicon Valley startups in fields such as semiconductors, video games, personal computers and supercomputers. In this discussion, hosts Hondo Geurts and Lauren Bedula explore the role universities play in the national security industrial base, Stanford’s Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation, forward-looking trends of the semiconductor market, and impacts of globalization.

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Building the Base episode 5: Kirsten Bartok Touw, Co-Founder, New Vista Capital

Kirsten Bartok Touw is Co-Founder of New Vista Capital and Managing Partner of AirFinance. She is an active early-stage investor in new and emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies. Bartok…

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Building the Base episode 3: James Cross, Silicon Valley Defense Group

James Cross is the Founder of Silicon Valley Defense Group, a nonprofit connecting the people, capital, and ideas that will ensure the U.S. and its allies achieve a durable advantage…

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Episode 15: David Bonfili, ACME General Corp.

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS New York member, David Bonfili. David is CEO of ACME General Corporation, a consulting firm leveraging decades of experience as warfighters, researchers, investors, and…