An accelerator takes single-digit chunks of equity in externally
developed ideas in return for small amounts of capital and mentorship.
They’re generally truncated into a three to four month program at the
end of which the start-ups graduate.
Focused on Cyber Security by Veteran Owned Startups (VOS)
that will help defend our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure.
Micro –seed grant to
validity of disruptive
“Shark Tank” like,
Owned Startups will
receive $25K equity
Strategically located in
Prime Contractors +
Academia with federal
Mentorship from top
Prime contractors, Small
Biz’ Federal Agencies
Specialists and Startup
VCs & media
Advisors and mentors
will continue to work
with graduated startups
to help them grow and
scale their businesses
Highly trained Veterans with
security clearances and innovative
solutions for public & private
Cyber Security Missions.
• Partner Networks
• Online Job Boards
• Job Fairs
• Social Media
• Startup Squad Website
• Cyber Conferences
• Startup Squad events
Difficult for Veterans Owned Startups to create a winning business model that
will make them competitive in the Public and Private Markets.
Difficult for Prime Contractors find
qualified Veterans Owned Startups to
partner with on Federal Contracts.
Difficult for most Federal Agencies to reach mandated Government-wide
3% Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business set-aside goal
Mentor-Driven Cyber Security Accelerator
launching Veteran Owned Startups that are ready to
defend our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure.
$25k Seed Funding
Placement for cyber jobs
Connections to Prime’s &
Over $100K in perks
Top-notch Industry Leaders
& SME Mentors
Graduates showcase solutions to:
15 -18 startups graduate with sub-contracts
At least 200 jobs per year created as a result of
At least 16 startups acquire follow on funding post
Veterans understand the tactical problem.
Veterans know how to execute strategic solutions.
Mission Critical Market.
Public & Private Market Solutions.
Satisfaction from a sense of civic duty to give back to Veterans.
Pre-market access to innovative Veteran Owned Startups.
Access to highly motivated cyber qualified Veteran labor pool.
Strategic Partnerships and added capabilities for
Safer & stronger America!