The Starburst – Hub71 Accelerator is leading the startup revolution by redefining and accelerating the future. Our mission is to identify, support, and scale leading early-stage technology companies in order to successfully participate with the Global Aerospace, Aviation and Defense Industry.
Participating companies will be:
- • Educated and mentored by world class business executives, entrepreneurs, and investors
- • Networked into the Global Space, Aerospace, and Defense Innovation Ecosystem
- • Tested to enable a business model and plan which will be immediately successful in the Industry
- • Resourced with $120k for a negotiated equity return, and prepared and networked for successful seed/series A round
- • Given access to the highly advantageous economic environment in Abu Dhabi
Hub71 is a global tech ecosystem which launched in March 2019 strategically based in the financial heart of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Driven by Mubadala Investment Company and backed by the Abu Dhabi Government’s economic accelerator program, Ghadan 21, Hub71 is also supported by key strategic partners SoftBank Vision Fund, Abu Dhabi Global Market and Microsoft as well as world-leading accelerators Techstars, Starburst, and Plug&Play ADGM.
|| Aug 1, 2019
|Start of the Program
|| Sept 15, 2019
|| Nov 26, 2019
Location: Hub71, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
François has over 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, entrepreneurship and business development.
He has founded Starburst Accelerator, the 1st incubator/accelerator dedicated to aerospace start-ups.
François specializes in the Aviation Aerospace and Defense industries featuring high stakes technology and has developed a wide experience of innovation-related issues.
This has led him to speak about innovation at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
He works now on topics like future trends, product strategy, open innovation for companies mainly from the aerospace industry as well as investment funds.
Previously to joining Impulse Partners, François was a Paris-based partner at Oliver Wyman. He was also founder and CEO of Arendi Consulting.
François received his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Supérieur d’Electricité (Supélec) in Paris, France. He has started his carreer as an Airbus Engineer and spent two years in a US Airforce research lab.
Jon leverages more than twenty highly successful years in the defense and aerospace industry to provide innovative solutions for start-ups to the largest corporations for successful business growth. He is currently a General Partner at Starburst Ventures which is an Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense focused Venture Capital Fund that leverages access to the largest global industry stakeholders group to provide mentorship and growth funding to innovative start-ups. Previously Jon was a Corporate Business Development and Strategy lead for Lockheed Martin and SIMS Software, and is a Captain in the U.S. Navy SEAL Reserves.
Matt has been investing and advising top technology companies and venture capital funds in Silicon Valley for
over 20 years. Matt is a global connector with an expansive network that includes, start-up founders, Fortune 500 CEOs, global sovereign wealth funds, and family offices. Matt is a trusted advisor and emissary to industry leaders and top tier fund managers across a variety of asset classes.
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