PeaceTech Accelerator Program

The Accelerator is an eight-week program hosted in Washington, D.C. which provides intensive mentorship and training with particular emphasis on cloud technology. Early-stage startups are selected based on their ability to produce innovative technologies that manage, mitigate, predict, or prevent conflict and promote sustainable peace.

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

For-Profit Applicants must be appropriately incorporated, have successfully closed early stage seed funding, have established a strong founding team, have a well-developed business plan, and be able to scale on the cloud.

Non-Profit Applicants must be registered, have at least USD $50,000 in funding (revenues, grants, etc.), bring a strong founding team, and be able to scale on the cloud.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. The next cohort will begin in Spring 2019 (25.3 to 24.5 2019).

Participating startups will receive up to $50K in AWS credit, pitch to a group of potential investors, and be provided with unrivaled mentorship. C5 Accelerate invests $25,000 for a 5% equity stake in each participating company. Financial and visa assistance is available.