Defence & Security

[EVENT] Mastering Strategy To Scale NatSec Innovation

Published on
February 6, 2024

Event Review

Last week, we kickstarted our new strategic partnership in collaboration with King's College London for a thought-provoking session featuring our Founder and CEO, Lloyd Fallesen, in a fireside chat hosted by KCL ISS President, Abaigeal Lorge. This event was tailored for students with a keen interest in the challenges and opportunities of technology development within the national security sector.

Lloyd shared from his experience, addressing the unique aspects of the National Security industry, from the complexities that set it apart to the strategies for startups to gain a foothold in this competitive arena. Our discussion ventured into the critical areas of securing funding, establishing credibility, scaling within a regulated environment, and the balanced approach necessary for success in the national security and defense fields.

The insights offered during the session were aimed at demystifying the sector's challenges and highlighting the pathways for innovation and growth. Lloyd emphasized the importance of understanding the regulatory landscape, building strong networks, and strategic planning in overcoming the sector's inherent barriers to entry and competition.

We are grateful to King's College London for providing the platform for this enriching exchange and to all the participants who contributed to the success of the event. Our collaboration for this session underscores our commitment to nurturing the next generation of technology innovators in the national security domain, and we look forward to fostering more such meaningful dialogues in the future.

Event Description

Karve CEO, Lloyd Fallesen, joins KCL ISS President, Abaigeal Lorge, in a fireside chat to empower, inspire, and guide emerging technology developers in conquering challenges associated with the development and advancement of technology within the field of national security.

In this students-only session, Lloyd will dive into the unique challenges and opportunities that National Security development has, drawing from his extensive experience to offer invaluable insights. The conversation will cover:

  • Sector Specifics: Understanding what sets the defense industry apart. Lloyd will discuss the complexities and nuances of the sector, highlighting what makes a startup stand out in National Security.
  • Financing Strategies: How to find funding in the defense landscape. Learn about the avenues for sourcing investors and financial support in a sector known for its stringent requirements and high entry barriers.
  • Building Credibility: Strategies for defense startups to establish credibility with government entities. Lloyd will talk about overcoming the preference for larger companies, focusing on acquiring referential clients, navigating administrative processes, and more.
  • Startup Scaling: The art of scaling up in the highly regulated and competitive National Security and defense sector. Discover the key steps and strategies to grow your startup effectively.
  • Path to Success: What does it take for a startup to be successful in National Security and defense? Is it just about having an innovative product, or do connections play a bigger role? Lloyd will shed light on the balance of innovation, networking, and strategy.
  • Navigating Regulations: Understanding and managing the regulatory landscape as a startup in defense. Get insights into the legal and administrative hurdles and how to navigate them efficiently.

This session is not just a discussion but a gateway to understanding the intricate world of defense and national security startups. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or an established player in the industry, Lloyd's perspectives will provide you with a roadmap to navigate this challenging yet rewarding field.

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