C5 Accelerate enables a secure digital future by accelerating world-class teams and technologies through our global business accelerator programme based in Washington, D.C. We work with entrepreneurs to build a secure digital future while providing a turn-key solution to companies looking to provide their innovations to the frontlines of national defence.

We invest in world-class teams and technologies through our network accelerator program to build a secure digital future and unlock the potential of current innovation for government partners.

+80 startups

from 44 countries

+100 entrepreneurs

have completed the training

>2x growth

since leaving the accelerator on average


survival rate

Our global accelerator program is designed as a focused intensive opportunity to launch leading cyber and space start-ups to the next level


Our program draws on our global network of proven leaders, thinkers, expert mentors, and venture investors to meet and guide our cohort.


Our curriculum is focused on advanced elements of business acumen, market awareness, sales and marketing strategy, executive summaries, and pitch decks to quickly scale products to the market.


Founders will have the opportunity to engage with the venture community alongside in-depth sessions learning from corporate, policy, military, academic, and entrepreneurial leaders within the DC ecosystem


Getting the story right is a vital part of growing any product and startup, our communications curriculum helps perfect the pitch, story, and narrative for our founders.

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Inspiring And Unlocking Innovation
C5A2, Our Advisory Service


C5 Accelerate Advisory (C5A2) is the latest venture from C5. C5A2 exists to match your innovation with contracts, R&D funding, and USG business development opportunities to provide the best solutions to the men and women protecting our national security.

C5A2 functions adjacent to C5 Accelerate to provide clients with trusted insight and support. We map, match, pursue, and monitor opportunities in the federal marketplace augmenting your sales manager and business development team. Also offering marketing reviews, media training, and salon events to position you for success, C5A2 acts as a turnkey solution for clients to win in the federal market.

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