The Washington DC based PeaceTech Accelerator has opened applications for its 2nd cohort and it is encouraging Afrikan startups to also apply. The 2nd cohort is set to start with the Accelerator program in Washington DC from 8 September 2017.
The PeaceTech Accelerator is an international startup accelerator program focussed on cloud innovation and dedicated to helping startups scale. The program runs over eight-weeks and it includes mentorship as well as a training part which has particular emphasis on cloud technology to help startups and non-profit organizations scale rapidly and sustainably.
The Accelerator is a partnership between C5, PeaceTech Lab and Amazon Web Services. It's first cohort, which kicked off in June 2017, saw Nichestreem from South Africa and Junub Games from South Sudan graduating from the Accelerator.
The PeaceTech Accelerator has highlighted that it is looking for social impact technology startups that look to promote peace and stability.
In particular, startups and not for profit organisations that tackle the following themes:
- Integrity, accountability and governance.
- Countering violent extremism.
- Managing resource scarcity.
- Cybersecurity for stability and peacekeeping.
- Veteran rehabilitation and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) in post-conflict countries.
- Refugee protection and assistance.
- Preventing gender violence.
Startups interested in being part of the PeaceTech Accelerator can apply here.