The Smart Airport and Aviation Partnership (SAAP), a central player in the emerging Southern New Jersey aviation hub, is hosting its first accelerator cohort in early 2020. With the guidance from the National Institute of Aerospace and partners, game-changing aviation professionals will work with participants on innovative growth strategies.
Seven applicants will be invited to the spring 2020 cohort. The five-week accelerator, conducted both virtually and on-site, will include:
by aviation and business experts, who will help you analyze strategies for moving your venture to its next best level
Interaction with aviation leaders
from the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center
Courses and workshops
addressing the challenges of starting, operating and sustaining a company, including business skills for your management team
Funding strategy and opportunities
including exposure to the tech investor community and development of your best pitch
At the program’s conclusion, participants will pitch their ventures at a regional “Innovation Forum” dedicated to cohort graduates. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for a grant for performing FAA-approved research during summer 2020.
Applicants may be any aviation-related company or entrepreneur (including UAS enthusiasts). We are particularly interested in proposals that show promise of creating or enhancing aviation-related technologies and applications.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020.