2019 PeaceTech Accelerator Program

Deadline: Ongoing

The PeaceTech Accelerator is the first major international peacetech program powered by cloud innovation and dedicated to scaling startups from around the world.

Peacetech is recognized as the application of technology to assist communities in conflict and crisis zones. Startups are selected based on their ability to produce innovative technologies that manage, mitigate, predict, or prevent conflict and promote sustainable peace.

The PeaceTech Accelerator is an eight-week program in Washington, D.C. providing intensive mentorship and training with particular emphasis on cloud technology. We work to help talented startups and nonprofits scale rapidly and sustainably.

They focus on 7 core innovation themes:

  1. Integrity, accountability and governance
  2. Countering violent extremism
  3. Managing resource scarcity
  4. Cybersecurity for stability and peacekeeping
  5. Veteran rehabilitation and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) in post conflict countries
  6. Refugee protection and assistance
  7. Preventing gender violence

 

ELIGIBILITY

They are looking for early stage startups that are ready to scale on the cloud. Ideal applicants include a strong founding team, an innovative solution, and an impact focus related to our core innovation themes. As part of program participation, C5 Accelerate invests $25,000 for a 5% equity stake in each participating company.

FOR PROFIT APPLICANTS

  1. Be appropriately incorporated
  2. Have successfully closed early stage seed funding
  3. Have a strong founding team established
  4. Have a well-developed business plan
  5. Be able to scale on the cloud

NON-PROFIT APPLICANTS

  1. Must be registered
  2. Have at least $50,000 (USD) in revenues, grants etc
  3. Have a strong founding team established
  4. Be able to scale on the cloud

BENEFITS

  1. C5 Accelerate invests $25,000 for a 5% equity stake in each participating company.
  2. Mentorship

 

OFFICIAL LINK

 

PeaceTech Accelerator

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