HUB71 Aerospace Accelerator

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:

  •   •  Trained 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
  •   •  Funded 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 ecosystem located in the heart of Abu Dhabi offering an interconnected network to enable innovation and growth opportunities for transformational tech companies and startups, creating an environment where entrepreneurs can thrive. It is a flagship initiative of the ‘Ghadan 21’ program working to accelerate Abu Dhabi’s economy. Alongside strategic partners Microsoft, SoftBank Vision Fund, Abu Dhabi Global Market and Mubadala, Hub71’s mission is to create an optimal environment for outstanding innovation making economic and social impact. Supported by world-leading technology companies, accelerators, venture capitalists, and exceptional talent, Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 offers a community of world-class innovators and enables start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop, scale and build transformational businesses.

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Applications Open        NOW!
Application Deadline        Aug 25, 2019
Soft Start        Sept 24, 2019
Start of the Program        Sept 29, 2019
Completion        Dec 19, 2019

Location: Hub71, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Program Partners



Program Team





Program Mentors

to be announced

Selection criteria


 Clear and detailed product description

 Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

 Robust business model


 Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

 Competitive advantage and solution differentiators


 Attractiveness

 Size

 Accessibility

 Existing customers or traction


 Team chemistry

 Technology competency

 Business competency

 Willingness to establish a presence in Hub71/Abu Dhabi


 Funding strategy

 Business model assumptions

 Risk analysis

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