“This is an opportunity for people to bring their own experience to a common platform where we’re free to be innovative but also align that innovation with resources”
“Entrepreneurship in any format is challenging, and working in public safety is extraordinarily challenging...so building together this community of people & experts to take on those challenges together, is just a very big deal.”
Every month The R2 Network will launch a new feature alongside curated content from industry experts.
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June - Fundraising in Public Safety
Startups are transforming how public safety works—from AI to new tools to keep firefighters safe. Fundraising for public safety technology companies comes with unique challenges including finding the right investors and pitching successfully. Come learn how to navigate fundraising from Michael Martin, who successfully raised over $200M for RapidSOS and Bryce Stirton, President of the VC firm Responder Corp, who has led investments into numerous public safety companies.
What You Need to Know about Fundraising For Public Safety Tech (Virtual)
July - Public Safety Startups and 911
For startups seeking to transform how public safety professionals help save lives every day, the ins and outs of 911 operations can be opaque. Hear from experienced 911 leaders with a startup perspective about how 911 actually operates, the challenges 911 leaders face, and what startups should know about 911 agencies.
What Public Safety Startups Should Know About 911 (Virtual)
August - Funding New Technology
The Ins and Outs of Applying for Grants as a Public Safety Startup
Lessons Learned: How to Avoid Critical Mistakes When Applying to Federal Grants (Virtual)
September - Innovation Challenges, Programs and Opportunities
How to take Advantage of Programs and Win Challenges
Access Funding; How to go after Innovation Opportunities and Challenges (Virtual)
October - Introducing Venture Capital (VC's) For Public Safety
Securing Venture Capital Funding in a Unique Niche
Navigating the Public Safety Venture Capital World - Advice from the Experts (Virtual)
November - Exploring Requests For Proposal (FRP's)
How to identify the right government RFP’s at the local, state and federal level
Tips, Tricks and Lessons Learned from RFP Insiders (Virtual)
December - A Year in the Making
A Reflection on Our First Year and a Look Ahead to Year Two
Celebrating the Inaugural Year of the R2 Network (Virtual)
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