Event Details

Are you someone who likes to push the boundaries in the name of innovation? Are you fascinated with how technological advancements are shaping the way the government operates? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might just be a defense innovator. Join us on Tuesday November 13 to hear how MD5: The National Security Technology Accelerator is partnering with the University of Colorado on programs that aim to solve some of the biggest problems facing our military today.

Distinguished speaker Rachel Cheetham will follow up her presentation with a brief Q and A.

Pizza and Refreshments will be provided!!

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Rachel Cheetham - Regional Director, MD5: National Security Technology Accelerator

MD5 is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) program office that collaborates with partners from major research universities and the venture community to provide solutions to the real-world problems of warfighters. Through it’s three portfolios, Education, Collaboration and Acceleration, MD5 offers programs and services that facilitate catalytic collisions between military innovators and non-traditional problem-solvers. As MD5’s Rocky Mountain Regional Director, Mrs. Cheetham engages with military customers and community partners in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and the Dakotas to ensure the region’s best ideas, talent and technology are applied to critical problems of national security.

Previous to her role with MD5, Mrs. Cheetham served as the Chief of Staff at Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems where she worked with the executive team to coordinate strategy development and execution. Mrs. Cheetham received a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Economics from New Mexico State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.


  • When: Tue Nov. 13
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Address: Engineering Drive
    Boulder CO,US 80302

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