Funding Innovation, Defending the Future

Accelerator program

The Gothams-Hub71 Accelerator program is helping to build the next generation of aerospace and defense start-ups. We provide the resources and connections to help empower companies to successfully own their vision and accelerate into the aerospace and defense industries.

During the 12-week program at Hub71, a global tech ecosystem located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, we will provide a place to develop your ideas with access to incredible knowledge and leadership.

We Provide Knowledge

Government contract cycles, from pitch to funding, can be shorter than that of the private sector. We help guide you from start to finish as efficiently and quickly as possible with proposal preparation, contract administration, and access to the right connections for your needs.

We Provide a Place to Grow

As the military increases their involvement with startups and small businesses, we increase their demand for your specific technology by building persuasive pitches in line with compliance requirements.

We Provide Capital

Government contractors are ready to provide millions to the right company. We want that company to be yours. We have helped win multi-million dollar contracts (SBIR) for our clients and look forward to doing that for you.

The Gothams-Hub71 12-Week Accelerator Program Includes


Federal Go-To-Market Strategy and Pricing

Investment ($120k for 6%)
Partner Support (Regular 1:1 Meetings + Office Hours)
Programming Including Speakers, Mentors, Demo Day
Office Space in WeWork / Hub71 (Coworking desk space with access to printers, conference rooms, event space)
Housing in Abu Dhabi (Resort Hotel – Residence for Up to 2 People).
Legal Support: Basic Setup & Incorporation
Access to all WeWork / Hub71 Resources (Slack Community, Deals & Discounts, Events)
Accountability for Your Goals and Growth
Connections to Our Network of Founders and Access to Our Silicon Valley Network

Our Companies Include

Meet Our Mentors

A Select Few of Our Mentors That Will Be Helping Advise in Both Business and
Technical Factors

Jean Paul-Gut

COO (Retired) of Airbus

Matt Ocko

Founding Partner of DCVC

Chris Boshuzen

Founder of Planet Labs

Joe Lonsdale

Founding Partner at 8VC
Co-Founder of Palantir


Dozens of technology providers have received Phase 1 and Phase 2 SBIR awards
based on critical support from Gothams, totaling millions in revenue.