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How it works
Team Formation & Tech Selection
First, you apply to the startup studio here. Then, if you appear to be a good fit for the program, we'll interview you.
We'll get to know your skills and interests before the cohort begins.
Once accepted, we'll take an evidenced-based approach to making sure you are paired with the right team and technology. The end result is a team primed for cohesiveness and ready to overcome the hurdles you will face in your journey of entrepreneurship.
Once your team is formed around a cutting-edge technology, you'll join ~15-20 other teams in a cohort. Over the course of ten weeks, your team will interview customers and develop a path to market. You'll work with successful entrepreneurs, partners, investors, mentors and instructors every step of the way.
The 10-week startup studio phase will culminate with the pitch day. This is when the teams present the results of their hard work to the startup community in Washington D.C., including government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, customers and future partners. Top teams will be invited to the FedTech Pre-Accelerator, where we will help you launch your business.