2019 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo
Three ideas selected
The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office’s “Call for Innovation” campaign ended Jan. 31 and received 122 submissions and more than 2,000 online votes. The office selected eight ideas to advance to AFIMSC’s “Innovation Rodeo” event March 1, where competitors with the top three ideas received $200,000 to get their ideas to prototype via AFWERX and tech accelerators.
Similar to the reality television show “Shark Tank,” where budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of prominent business people, these Airmen -- dubbed “Intrapreneurs” by Vandeveer -- ptiched their ideas to a panel of judges consisting of Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy, AFIMSC commander; Brig. Gen. Brian Bruckbauer, director of the AFIMSC Expeditionary Support Directorate; Brig. Gen. Alice Trevino, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency commander; Robert Moriarty, director of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center Installations Directorate; and Heidi Scheppers, deputy director of security forces at Headquarters Air Force.