Fuse a DIV Pitch Finalist

(May 28, 2019) – Last Thursday, May 23rd, Fuse participated in the inaugural San Diego Regional EDC DIV Pitch Fest event sponsored by Propel San Diego, a grant initiative awarded to San Diego by the Department of Defense, and presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. In this event, Fuse competed with EpiSys Science, Trabus Technologies, GET Engineering, and Planck Aerosystems, fellow cohorts of the original fifteen DIV Program companies, for the DIV Grand Prize of $25,000.


Image of participants of the DIV Program.

Fuse's CEO, Sumner Lee, smiles with fellow DIV Pitch Fest competitors and DIV Program cohorts and partners.


Each company was asked to make a pitch where they presented their San Diego story, their defense and commercial successes, and potential long-term growth and strategy for utilizing the grand prize. Each company also had a booth where they could display technologies, provide takeaway information, and answer questions from voters who would decide the winner of the grand prize.


Representatives from Fuse at their DIV Pitch Fest booth.

Fuse representatives smile together at their DIV Pitch Fest booth.


Fuse congratulates Planck Aerosystems for winning this year’s grand prize. We also would like to thank all involved for selecting Fuse to share with the public what we do and our successes thus far. We are proud to be part of this great San Diego community of small businesses delivering innovative solutions to our Department of Defense and commercial customers. The San Diego defense community is incredibly supportive, and we will continue to be the best we can be in the hopes that our small business will continue to play a role in shaping San Diego’s economic success and the success of our country’s warfighters.

For more information about the DIV Program, check out the DIV Program page of the San Diego Military Advisory Council's website.