NAME OF CLIENT’S COMPANY: ARC, Inc.
OWNER: Mike Canty
ADDRESS: Washington, DC
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 580-574-8890
WEB SITE: http://www.armaments.us/
NAME OF MENTOR(S): Elma Levy, Hal Shelton, Som Karamchetty, Don Perkins, and Karen Williams
SUMMARY OF THE CLIENT’S COMPANY:
Armaments Research Company, Inc. (ARC) is a US-based business with its primary operations in Washington, DC. ARC focuses on providing high-tech firearm accessories and analytics to professional security forces worldwide. ARC's internet-of-things (IoT) technology, called the ARC-Response, consists of a series of ruggedized sensors built into the grips of a firearm that alert support of a potentially life-threatening situation. This technology will help modernize security forces and serve as a force multiplier in the years to come.
DESCRIBE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES:
ARC's developed IoT technology allows threatened law enforcement, military and federal security personnel to send life-saving information by simply gripping their firearm. Information sent through the technology enables timelier support, more effective threat mitigation, and detailed data for post-incident investigations and training.
HOW DID SCORE HELP THE CLIENT?
Since March 2017, Mike Canty has been a DC SCORE client. Mentoring topics include:
Venture Capital Funding, SBIR Responses, Customer Networking, Business Plan Development, R&D Pursuits, the Identification of and Protection of Intellectual Property, Customer Interface during Program Review Phases, Proposal Development, and Steps to ensure Patents are Submitted.
WHAT HAS CLIENT ACHIEVED TO DESERVE THIS AWARD?
Successful R&D proposals submittal to DARPA; contracts awarded for $74K in January 2019 and $448K in December 2018