Sigma: May 2, 2017

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Start, Grow, and Sustain an Innovative Business

Daniel R. Morris

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. at the Virginia Air and Space Center in downtown Hampton, Virginia


Daniel Morris shares his experiences during his journey as an entrepreneur. As you join him on this journey, you will learn practical traits that successful entrepreneurs either inherently possess or learn to cultivate.


Daniel R. Morris, J.D., L.LM. is the Acting Executive Director at the National Institute of Aerospace’s Peninsula Technology Incubator (PTI) – a technology-centric business incubator focused on high-tech, high potential growth businesses in the unmanned systems (UMS) field. He is the President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). He is the founder and co-chair of the Hampton Roads Unmanned Systems Alliance (HRUSA), a newly formed organization comprised of members from the UMS business community, legislators, regulators, and regional economic leaders. The purpose of HRUSA is to align and coordinate the region’s unmanned systems industry efforts with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s UMS Center of Excellence and with recommendations from the Governor’s Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission Report.

Mr. Morris first founded reQuire, LLC, a unique technology-based service to track the release of real estate mortgage liens. The service is still used nationwide in the residential real estate transaction market. He managed all aspects of the company, including strategic planning, product innovation, technology implementation, legal and regulatory navigation, and profitability. After selling reQuire in 2013, he pursued opportunities in the unmanned systems industry. He is an investor in several UMS businesses and serves as an advisor on their boards. He also established Innovation, Technology and Business Solutions, LLC, a consulting and business development company stimulating business opportunities in the commercialization of UMS, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Mr. Morris is licensed to practice Law in Virginia.