Aviation Technology Accelerator
The Aero1217 Technology Accelerator is a unique, one of a kind, accelerator that focuses on technology acceleration and customer fit before you decide on the best route to commercialize your invention. Unlike a typical accelerator or incubator, we are focused on getting the fundamental parts of your invention to work first. Whether it’s hardware, software or a combination of both, we provide you the resources and expertise to make sure it works first. Once you’ve mastered that, we can assist you in the best commercialization path by partnering with the top startup accelerators in the country.
Aero 1217 offers a 3 to 9-month cohort program for teams with ideas for a product or service offing in the fields of aviation and aerospace. Be it general aviation or commercial aviation and space. Even if you only have a great team of talented people that want to pursue your aviation passion but no idea for a product yet, we can help you source great ideas from major research Universities or government organizations like NASA with whom we have key relationships.
To be considered you need to fill out an application for consideration for our program. Once all applicants have submitted we pick the top three ideas that have the best chances for commercial success.
Selected teams have access to our experienced group of former aviation industry executives, engineers and commercialization experts to assist you. We have a “maker” space in a real hangar at a real airport for your idea development if needed.