Startup Studios

/ˈstär ˌdəp ˈstü-dē-(ˌ)ō /     


a startup studio builds new ventures from the ground-up; typically by bringing together entrepreneurs, opportunities, resources and tools that enable the creation of a business that's ready to launch

Entrepreneurs (and aspiring entrepreneurs) can apply to any of our startup studios, where they will be paired with a technology developed in a federal or university lab. Over the course of the intense program, entrepreneurs are indoctrinated in the lean startup model, focusing on validating their business models through customer discovery. If the team finds a problem-solution fit and the opportunity is promising, we help launch their venture.

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Defense Innovation Accelerator 

The Defense Innovation Accelerator is an NSIN program powered by FedTech. The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) is a program office within the U.S. Department of Defense that seeks to build networks of innovators that generate new solutions to national security problems.

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Homeland Security Startup Studio

The Homeland Security Startup Studio is designed to accelerate and deliver commercial applications of technologies from federal laboratories, research centers, and universities to meet homeland security needs for both commercial or government use cases.

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FedTech Startup Studio

After identifying breakthrough tech from federal and university labs, we pair entrepreneurs with a technology that shows promising market potential. Over the course of several months, we walk these teams through the lean startup model, while focusing on the unique aspects of commercializing federally funded technologies. We move fast and validate, pivot, or kill business models.

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NASA Startup Studio

Sponsored by NASA, this startup studio pairs technology developed in NASA centers with business and technical talent who aim to create new businesses around breakthrough NASA technology. The teams will experience a hands-on approach to business model building through lean startup methods.