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Apply for PeaceTech Accelerator Program 2019!

Apply for PeaceTech Accelerator Program 2019!

Deadline: 21 January 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for 2019 PeaceTech Accelerator Program is the first major international peacetech program powered by cloud innovation and dedicated to scaling startups from around the world.

The Accelerator, which is housed at the United States Institute of Peace, is a partnership between C5, PeaceTech Lab, SAP NS2 and Amazon Web Services.

Peacetech is recognized as the application of technology to assist civilians living 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 providing intensive mentorship and training with particular emphasis on cloud technology. They work to help talented startups and nonprofits scale rapidly and sustainably.

Start-ups that are designing, developing and using new and innovative technologies to help to bring about the end of violent conflict and promote sustainable peace.

Focus Areas

  • Integrity, accountability and governance
  • Countering violent extremism
  • Managing resource scarcity
  • Cyber security for stability and peacekeeping
  • Veteran rehabilitation and Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) in post-conflict countries.
  • Refugee protection and care
  • Preventing gender violence


Selected companies/organizations will receive:

  • Up to $50,000 Amazon Web Services cloud credits
  • $25,000 funding in return for equity for eligible companies
  • The opportunity to pitch to potential investors
  • Free office space for the duration of the program
  • Entry into their participant alumni net work
  • Access to their international network of mentors and business leaders

Eligibility Criteria

  • For-profit applicant companies must:
    • Be incorporated
    • Have successfully closed seed funding rounds
    • Have a a cohesive team
    • Have a well-developed business plan
    • Be able to scale on the cloud
  • Non-profit applicants:
    • Must be registered
    • Have at least $50,000 (USD) inrevenues, grants etc
    • Have a cohesive team
    • Be able to scale on the cloud.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://vc4a.com/c5-accelerate/peacetech-accelerator/

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