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The US army will give startups who invent new weapons a cash prize

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Move over, YCombinator. The hottest and not-troubling-at-all new startup accelerator is the army!

The US army is running a competition that will give startups that create winning new weapons technology a cash prize of up to $200,000. First spotted by Engadget on the government’s Challenge.gov website, the program is called xTechSearch and is intended to connect the US army with “nontraditional defense partners,” (beyond the mega defense contractors it usually works with). 

“The Army wants the innovation community to explore the full ideation space and the art-of-the-possible,” the competition description reads. The art of the possible! Wow! Read more…

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