Erik Azulay invited to the DefConnect 2.0

ACIR President Erik Azulay spoke at iDEX’s DefConnect 2.0 summit on April 22nd alongside such leaders such as Steve Blank, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Amitabh Kant from Niti Aayog and CEO Bill Blair of Lockheed Martin.

The event was held at the prestigious Vigyan Bhawan and the theme was transforming India’s Defense Innovation.  Erik spoke to the more than 500 in attendance on “The art and science of fundraising for defense startups” followed by a lively Q+A period with the startups in attendance.

Congratulations to all the startups that were selected for funding as winners by iDEX!

ACIR works with Indian startups through the Nexus program ( to launch and grow their business in different sectors and has worked with both U.S. and Indian public and private organizations to specifically work with startups in the Aerospace and Defense industries.