A NEW ACCELERATOR IS IN TOWN

The Shabak-SOSA DOWNTOwN Accelerator For Dual-Use Technologies

The Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) and SOSA HLS invite you to apply to one of the most unique acceleration programs in Israel, and discover how your solutions can solve the challenges of the security sector.
4
Months
$50k
Grant
JAN.
2022

About
The Program


The Downtown Accelerator is led by The Garage (the Shabak Innovation arm) and SOSA HLS. It will take place in Ashkelon and focus on the unique needs and challenges of the Southern District. The program seeks startups at any stage that are building solutions in diverse verticals in order to support them into POCs and real-world implementations.

Application ends on
December 15th, 2021

JOIN US.

Get a $50,000 non-equity grant

The program will provide the startups with a non-equity grant of $50,000 to support the building of their product.

WOrk with a shabak design partner

Each startup will work closely with a Shabak design partner and experts in their field on a dedicated proof of concept to validate their technology.

Validate your techNOLOGY

Selected startups will have the opportunity to implement their solutions in real-world scenarios with Israel’s security agency - the Shabak.

Gain access to A global network

Participants will receive guidance, mentorship and support from the Garage and SOSA HLS teams, as well as access to a global network of VC’s, investors, multinational corporations and industry leaders.

Develop your product

Participants will be exposed to potential investors and relevant industries in order to assist their commercial and technological development.

Get the business tools you need

Participating startups will receive legal, business, accounting and marketing mentoring. SOSA’s innovation experts will map out participant’s needs and devise a financial plan built to achieve milestones.

Ready to work hand-in-hand
with the shabak?

The program is seeking solutions in one or more of the following areas:

#DRONES
#Robotics
#Fintech
#Automotive
#3D Printing
#VR/AR
#Online Assessment Tools
#HR/Recruiting
#Gaming

The
Location

Participating startups will have the opportunity to work from Workplace in Ashkelon and the SOSA space in Tel Aviv, where they will also take part in the program’s workshops, mentorship sessions, and events.
Workplace, Ashkelon
Sosa, Tel Aviv

READY TO go
dontown?