Summit Showdown

Summit Showdown is the main event of Safe Tech Summit. Public safety and defense technology companies will compete in a pitch competition for the top prize.

Competitor Registration

Showdown General Admission

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Showdown Innovator Access

Summit Showdown is the premier event of Safe Tech Summit. Aimed at bringing new and emerging technologies to the public safety and defense industry, Safe Tech Summit brings innovation directly to the end-user; First Responders and Armed Forces Members. Safe Tech Summit recognizes all US-based and international companies and companies allowed to sell in the US. Top placing Summit winners will receive financial compensation. Currently, $50,000 in prizes will be given away.

For further success and for maximum exposure to end-users, we suggest attending the entire conference as an Innovator. Sign-up under the ‘Innovator Track’ and participate in sessions specifically curated for businesses and entrepreneurs in the public safety and defense industry.

Register as Innovator

Showdown Timeline

Friday, February 4th 2022

Online application for Safe Tech Summit potential competitors is open.

Sunday, April 3th 2022

Online application for Safe Tech Summit potential competitors closes. Applications will be evaluated for eligibility.

April 4-8 2022 2022

Applicants will evaluated, selected, and contacted to compete in Summit Showdown.

Week of May 2nd - 5th 2022

We will send out items needed from contestants: W-9 and bank info for prize money.

Tuesday, May 24th

All competitors need to be in Bryan-College Station to compete in Summit Showdown at 6pm CST.

Wednesday, May 25th

All Safe Tech Summit showdown competitors will have a given time slot to demo their technology in front of end-users.

Special Note

A detailed agenda for Safe Tech Showdown will be provided closer to Safe Tech Summit dates in early May. However, contestants should plan to be in Bryan-College Station to compete on Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 25th.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • If you have previously competed in any Safe Tech Pitch events (Safe Tech Pitch 2020 and FDIC 2021), you are automatically eligible to compete but still need to submit an application to ensure your technology is still functional.
  • Must be able to conduct business within the United States.
  • Must provide a two minute video demonstrating your technology.
  • Your technology must serve at least one of the following industries: public safety, law enforcement, military, national guard, fire/ems.

Register for Showdown