Technology Accelerator

Mission and Objectives

To strengthen our national security by increasing our access to and ability to influence commercially available technologies and the innovative minds behind them.

We are testing hypotheses to meet the following objectives:

  • To determine if there is value in engaging with the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • To identify the ideal stages of company and technology maturity and tools of interaction for each relevant industry
  • To test best practices from the DoD and industry for driving and harnessing entrepreneurial innovation
  • To share lessons learned and provide education and facilitation for the widespread use of this tool across the Air Force & DoD

How it works

AFWERX is exploring this tool as an option to develop a commercially viable entrepreneurial business base by running multiple programs and familiarizing companies to national security problems and how to engage effectively with the government, and whose products will leverage outside investment & offer benefits of economies of scale.

Our technology startup accelerator is a boot camp for small businesses that offers high impact mentorship, and a fast-paced (2-3 month) curriculum, guiding promising teams through the processes of problem/solution validation and business model validation.

Read this article to learn more about the objectives and approach of the tech accelerator.