Empower AI has launched a new joint venture company and Small Business Administration mentor-protégé relationship with Lentech, Inc., a New Mexico-based Small Disadvantaged Business that supports governments across the U.S.
The new company is called Astralis Innovations, LLC.
“We are pleased to continue our support of the small business community through the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program,” said Paul A. Dillahay, president and CEO of Empower AI. “Lentech is one of the industry’s finest companies, and the newly formed Astralis Innovations will allow us to collaborate and innovate to solve technology challenges that will make our government clients more efficient and secure.”
Under the 6-year agreement, Empower AI will support and share best practices with Lentech in technology, management and technical assistance, engineering, business development, strategic counsel and general administration support.
“We are excited to work with an innovative company like Empower AI,” said Lentech CEO Andrew Gallegos. “This agreement enables our two companies to create new technologies and programs that can support government missions like never before.”
The two organizations will also collaborate on artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, cloud migration and security, software development, and agile best practices with AI/ML.
Gallegos also noted the new Astralis Innovations team will enable significant expansion of a combined technology portfolio to support government missions worldwide.
“Our space systems engineering, and innovative cloud solutions perfectly complement Empower AI’s next generation AI/ML and software development products and solutions,” he said. “Together, we can make an even bigger impact, while learning and growing throughout the process.”