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Application Process Open for PeaceTech Scalerator

AWS Partner Network (APN) member C5 Capital and the U.S. Institute for Peace’s (USIP) PeaceTech Lab, along with support from AWS, are collaborating to launch the PeaceTech Scalerator. The PeaceTech Scalerator will be a new part of the PeaceTech Lab and will be one of the first PeaceTech cloud innovation centers in the world where companies and individuals will work to produce innovative technology that manages, mitigates, predicts, or prevents conflicts.

This collaboration builds on an existing relationship between C5 and AWS, in which AWS supports C5 Scalerators with expertise and support to help train program participants on cloud computing services. With the AWS Cloud, PeaceTech Scalerator participants can take advantage of the power of cloud technology to help launch and grow a business rapidly, securely, and cost effectively.

How it Works?

The PeaceTech Scalerator will select the best startups and nonprofits working in PeaceTech, designing, developing, and deploying innovative technologies that promote peace and reduce violent conflict globally.

The Scalerator will run an eight-week program of intensive mentorship focusing on all aspects of scaling up, especially the use of the cloud. The Scalerator will take up an entire level of the U.S. Institute of Peace in the heart of Washington D.C. The first program will begin on March 1st, 2017 and there will be two additional programs in 2017.

The eight-week program will conclude with a pitch day, when organizations will have the opportunity to pitch their companies or organizations to potential investors. The program is supported by an extensive network of international mentors. On completion of the program, companies or organizations will enter a peer network that will provide ongoing support and guidance.

Apply today!

Applications for the first program will close on Sunday, January 15th. Follow the link here to apply.

Upon completion of the application process, the PeaceTech Scalerator team will assess the applications and downselect to no more than 15 companies or organizations for the cohort.

It is expected that each selected organization will receive up to $50k in AWS credits as part of the Scalerator.

Learn more here.