$120K TO ACCELERATE
YOUR START-UP

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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

Through a growing number of mentors, teammates, and sponsors that create the foundation of the Gothams-Hub71 Accelerator program, each start-up has an immense source of knowledge, connections, and access to venture and strategy networks to help them reach success.

We Provide a Place to Grow

Travel and lodging are provided during your 12-week development program in Abu Dhabi. Your team will be positioned around some of the brightest minds in the aerospace and defense industry, providing an atmosphere that gives your company an opportunity to thrive.

We Provide Capital

Funding is important and is exactly the reason why we provide $120,000 to each start-up accepted into the accelerator program. $20,000 cash is provided with an additional $100,000 in seed funding via a convertible note.

The Gothams-Hub71 12-Week Accelerator Program Includes

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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

Meet Our Team

We Built a Team to Cover Every Corner of the Aerospace and Defense Industry

MATT
MICHELSEN

  • DCVC Partner
  • Palantir

JON
GRUEN

  • Lockheed Martin Corporate BD & Strategy
  • Former Navy SEAL Captain

CHRISTOPHER
VANEK

  • SVP Premise Data
  • Former Commander, 75th Ranger Regiment

PATRICK
MCCAULEY

  • DCVC Operating Partner
  • Former Senior Enlisted Leader, SOCOM

MATT
PRUSAK

  • Bain & Company
  • MMSc in Aerospace Policy, Tsinghua & MBA, Stanford

ELODIE
ROBIN

  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Initiative
  • Thales / Airbus

JAKE
WINDLE

  • Government New Technology Contracting Expert
  • Former Navy Master Chief

MARI
KOOI

  • Cargill Asset Management
  • Wolf Ventures

KYLE
ROBERTS

  • National Security Agency
  • Defense Acquisition University

CHRIS
ERICKSON

  • Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Former US Army Armor Officer

Meet Our Mentors

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

Joe Lonsdale

Founding Partner at 8VC
Co-Founder of Palantir

Chris Boshuzen

Founder of Planet Labs

Matt Ocko

Founding Partner of DCVC

Jean Paul-Gut

COO (Retired) of Airbus