PeaceTech Accelerator Application Form

PeaceTech Accelerator Application Form

Applications for the second cohort are now open. Apply here:

C5 Capital and PeaceTech Lab, along with support from Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), are collaborating to launch the PeaceTech Accelerator. The PeaceTech Accelerator is a new part of PeaceTech Lab and one of the first PeaceTech cloud innovation centers in the world.  

The PeaceTech Accelerator will select top startups and nonprofits working in PeaceTech by designing, developing, and deploying innovative technologies that promote peace and combat violent conflict globally. The Accelerator will run an eight-week program of intensive mentorship focusing on all aspects of scaling up, especially in the use of  “cloud.” The Accelerator will take up an entire level of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in the heart of Washington, D.C. The first program will begin on March 1, 2017, and there will be two additional programs in 2017. 

Upon completion of the application process, the PeaceTech Accelerator team will analyze the applications and downselect to no more than 15 companies/organizations for the cohort based on the approved selection criteria. This downselect process is expected to be completed within two weeks. 

It is expected that each selected company/organization will receive up to $50k in AWS credits as part of the Accelerator. There will be financial and visa assistance provided to selected companies/organizations that meet the required criteria. The eight-week program will conclude with a pitch day, when companies and organizations will have the opportunity to pitch their companies/organizations to potential investors. The program is supported by an extensive network of international mentors. On completion of the program, companies/organizations will enter a peer network that will provide ongoing support and guidance. 

In addition to the PeaceTech Accelerator, there are plans to establish a dedicated PeaceTech Venture Fund.