Shift: Defense Ventures

Shift is an organization that helps members of the military, past and present, discover careers, acquire new skills, and embark upon new job experiences at the best companies in the world.

Defense Ventures

The future of defense tech is public-private partnerships. Immerse and learn from leading venture capital firms and tech startups in programs designed for the DoD’s emerging innovators. Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, and DoD Civilians are encouraged to apply.

Opportunities for Engagement

AFWERX Ventures Fellowship
Get your seat at the table in the right room. Shift’s Defense Ventures Program is a partnership with AFWERX to create an industry immersion program that selects innovative officers, enlisted, and civilians in the midst of their careers to join venture capital and technology companies across the US for eight weeks to bring the latest commercial tech trends and innovation back to the Department of Defense.

Trusted Capital Innovation Tours
A 12-month Training With Industry tour built in partnership with the Department of Defense Trusted Capital program and leading venture capital and private equity firms.

Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of emerging technology companies developing critical capabilities for defense applications. Placement within these key financial nodes is intended to provide a bridge between the DoD and the venture capital and private equity industries, fostering greater trust and cooperation during early-stage dual-use technology innovation.

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