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The PeaceTech Accelerator was the first major international peacetech program powered by cloud innovation and dedicated to scaling startups from around the world. The next C5 program in Washington DC will be 'C5 Accelerates: Cyber'. Visit our website or the C5 Capital F6S page to apply.



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.

C5 Accelerate runs an eight-week program providing intensive mentorship and training with particular emphasis on cloud technology. We work to help talented startups and nonprofits scale rapidly and sustainably. Over 75 startups have graduated from C5's global programs to date.


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

Start-ups that are designing, developing and using new and innovative technologies to help to bring about the end of vio...
The PeaceTech Accelerator was the first major international peacetech program powered by cloud innovation and dedicated to scaling startups from around the world. The next C5 program in Washington DC will be 'C5 Accelerates: Cyber'. Visit our website or the C5 Capital F6S page to apply.



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.

C5 Accelerate runs an eight-week program providing intensive mentorship and training with particular emphasis on cloud technology. We work to help talented startups and nonprofits scale rapidly and sustainably. Over 75 startups have graduated from C5's global programs to date.


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

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. We have a particular focus on the following areas:

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

For-profit applicant companies must:
1. Be incorporated
2. Have successfully closed seed funding rounds
3. Have a a cohesive team
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 cohesive team
4. Be able to scale on the cloud.

Selected start-ups will send 2/3 team members including the founder(s) and tech lead to attend the full program in Washington, D.C.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Selected companies/organizations will receive:

Up to $50,000 Amazon Web Services cloud credits

$15,000 funding in return for equity for eligible companies, at their election

The opportunity to pitch to potential investors

Free office space for the duration of the program

Entry into our participant alumni network

Access to our international network of mentors and business leaders
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Georgina Callander Director, Cloud Leadership Centre
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Zach Beecher COO, C5 Accelerate

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Recommendations

Peter Prix CEO at OneRelief

We are a couple of weeks into cohort 3 of the PeaceTech Accelerator and can see how the accelerator adds remarkable value to the work we are doing at OneRelief. The team and world-class mentors at the accelerator program provide remarkable mentoring & coaching, pro-actively expand our professional networks, and open doors to opportunities far beyond what other accelerator programs offer.

Cynthia English CEO at Global Scribes: Youth Uniting Nations®

When I first saw the 8-week schedule I thought, this is the best thing that could happen for us at this time. 4 weeks into the program, I concur that this IS the best thing that could have happened for us at this time!

Kevin Barrow Co-Founder at Mark Labs

“To date, Mark Labs has participated in several programs. PeaceTech distinguishes itself from all others by allowing for deep dives, authentic relationship building, and opening the doors to real, actionable opportunities.”

- Mark Labs

John Jaeger CEO at Hala Systems, Inc.

Finally, there is a much-needed space for the nurturing of innovation in peace tech. Kudos to The PeaceTech Lab and C5 for developing a top shelf program specifically designed for the entrepreneurs everywhere who are working to solve the world’s hardest problems. The PeaceTech Lab Accelerator is something this world needs.

Ned McMahon Founder/writer at One Ocean Nation

The Peace Tech accelerator by its own definition is using technology and data science to reduce conflict. At Primo we are a bit outside the box being the only hardware here. However, the program has been fantastic. Its clear there is a need for our hardware to provide power to the bottom billion and the benefit that power provides itself can reduce conflict.

The people that come through here and lead our sessions have been top notch and clearly very smart and experienced people.
Even when I thought a particular subject didn't apply to our company, I realized not only did it in some way but it also got me thinking on a much larger scale.