MACH37 is the premier accelerator for entrepreneurs and startups that are solving important problems in the fields of cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systemMACH37 is the premier accelerator for entrepreneurs and startups that are solving important problems in the fields of cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems, IoT, industrial controls, or other cyber-related fields where security is critically important. We go beyond the traditional model of typical startup accelerators by bringing our innovators focused mentorship and support from our exclusive Stars Mentor Network that is comprised of visionaries, practitioners, and successful entrepreneurs from across the cyber industry. Twice a year, MACH37 invests in a cohort of 5-10 cyber startups, each of which participates in an intensive 3-month program that emphasizes coaching, mentorship, and validation of their solution for product/market fit. Throughout the program, startups are introduced to investors and key public and private sector organizations in the Washington DC metro area. Our program is designed to propel cyber startups into the marketplace, equipped with the skills to connect with customers, grow and compete for funding, and generate traction. The program culminates with a Demo Day presentation to 150-200 investors.
MACH37, launched in 2013, operates under a joint venture between VentureScope LLC and the Center for Innovative Technology, in Herndon, Virginia. VentureScope receives 3% equity from each MACH37 startup. Qualifying MACH37 startups are also eligible for an equity investment of up to $50k from CIT's MACH37 Seed Fund.