We connect passionate problem solvers with the right resources to solve national security concerns across commercial and federal sectors.

About MissionLink.Next

The landscape has changed – national security’s mission has become much broader and is rapidly evolving, and the need for collaboration between the government and commercial sector is now more than ever. For decades the answer was ‘public-private partnership’ – we believe it’s now time to empower industry innovation and facilitate ‘private-public partnership’. Join the most exclusive room in the country to learn, share and contribute to the thought leadership and innovative technologies for what happens Next.

MissionLink.Next is a non-profit trade association and exclusive network that includes decision makers, government leaders, top founders and CEOs from across the US who are using and building the most cutting-edge mission-critical capabilities. Our members are companies with capabilities that national security seeks as their key priorities: cyber, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, autonomy, microelectronics, quantum science, space, UAS/drones, 5G, virtual reality, internet of things and emerging technologies. MissionLink.Next companies are addressing the next generation of threats in national security, healthcare, financial services, ecommerce, social media, life sciences, automotive and transportation, logistics, supply chain, manufacturing and critical infrastructure.

The MissionLink.Next platform delivers systemic programming that is backed by an elite advisory board comprised of the best and brightest minds from the defense and intelligence sector. Programming leverages a consortium of national security insiders and thought leaders, commercial sector customers and investors to provide elite access and enable the ultra-efficient use of time. This results in game-changing connections to develop and deliver the next generation of mission critical solutions.

Three Pillars: Access, Insight and Opportunity

MissionLink.Next is a robust, nationwide, invite-only community focused on three core pillars that serve as a force-multiplier and gateway to accelerating innovation, advancing solutions to national security threats, and adding meaningful value that exponentially impacts the growth and success of companies.

Access – to fellow members, advisors, customers, difference-makers and a range of exclusive resources and leaders. This includes programs and featured partnerships, such as collaborative coworking space, demo days and hackathons, board level training programs, leading industry conferences such as FutureProof and Spookstock and a growing network of other resources.

Insight – to new ideas, disruptive models, lessons learned in the trenches and success stories. Members meet during formal programming once a month to collaborate with peers, gain insider intelligence, actionable knowledge and strategic guidance, hearing directly from current and former agency directors and industry thought leaders from the most prominent technology circles in the world.

Opportunity – to meet potential federal and commercial customers, teaming partners, government decision-makers, Fortune 1000 CISOs, leading sources of investment capital, M&A targets and an elite group of industry experts and strategic advisors.


MissionLink.Next programming brings together annual cohorts of founders & CXOs to collaborate on critical National Security concerns, with monthly sessions focusing on the following: US Government security and intelligence capability gaps, Fortune 1000 security gaps, cutting edge technologies and companies in the AI/ML/data science areas, access to, and processes for, raising capital, board-level fireside chats, customer acquisition, talent acquisition and retention, process efficiencies, matching large companies with small companies, hackathon’s and other fast-paced development scenarios and much more.


MissionLink was founded in 2010 and we now have over 450 CXO members who have been through the program – many of them credit MissionLink with providing game-changing information, relationships and access to resources that dramatically accelerated the growth and success of their companies, from startup to exit.

Representative companies that are a part of the MissionLink alumni network include: Altamira, Anno.ai, Blackbird Technologies, BlackHorse Solutions, Inc., Cleversafe, Cloudera, Cofense, Crowdstrike, Cylance, Digital Reasoning, FireEye, FusionX, iSight Partners, Invotas, KnightPoint Systems, Novetta Solutions, nPulse Technologies, Rapid7, Smarttronix, ThreatConnect, vArmor and ZoomData.

Trusted Environment

MissionLink.Next operates under a strict code of conduct with Chatham House Rules. We are very sensitive to maintaining strict confidentiality. This allows our speakers who are high profile government and commercial leaders to speak more freely and transparently without attribution, providing our members a real and practical perspective. This depth of discussion makes us unique from any other organization.

Mission-Focused: Giving Back

We were founded on the premise of serving the mission. Community and social impact are core components of MissionLink’s DNA. Since inception, the organization has sought to invest in the ecosystem in meaningful ways, to include funding programs that support our veterans, intelligence community and their families.