Technology is empowering citizens in many areas of the world, enabling better transfer of information and creating more security, transparency and accountability. It’s important to champion these impactful initiatives, and we are proud to be a part of the C5A Peacetech Accelerator program.”
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB)
September 18, 2017
C5 Accelerate (C5A), the Cloud Innovation Centre for best-of-breed startups, has today announced that it has entered into a new Innovation Partnership with SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2™) the independent, US subsidiary SAP, and leading provider of national security enterprise technology. This partnership will further strengthen the work being done by C5A’s Washington PeaceTech Accelerator to identify and nurture rising stars within the global peacetech market. The Peacetech Accelerator is operated in partnership with Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) and PeaceTech Lab, and is focused on attracting and monitoring companies seeking to tackle national security issues and address the root causes of conflict, particularly in crisis zones.
SAP NS2 will be bringing to bear its expertise around cutting-edge technology, data management and advanced analytics. The partnership comes at an especially exciting and opportune time, with the second group of cohort companies set to enter the Peacetech Accelerator in September. This follows the success of the first cohort, which entered the accelerator in April 2017 and graduated in May. This solid foundation has led to 69 companies applying for the second cohort program. These companies went through a detailed review process before the top eight were selected to enter the program in mid-September. Cohorts will join the accelerator for eight weeks before presenting their investment case to the global investment community on November 1, 2017 in Washington D.C. Further details of the eight companies can be found in the appendix below.
SAP NS2 will also be participating in the inaugural Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge, hosted and managed by C5A, which is the first global anti-corruption challenge for the most innovative start-ups, corporations, not-for-profits and governments working in cloud-based technology to promote transparency and…