Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Accepting Applications for the 2024 Homeland Security Startup Studio!. Apply by January 5, 2024.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Accepting Applications for the 2024 Homeland Security Startup Studio!

S&T Header banner

HSSS 2024 Application

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Homeland Security Startup Studio (HSSS) is now accepting applications for the 2024 cohort. All aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply by January 5, 2024.

This innovative program is designed to accelerate and deliver commercial applications of technologies from U.S. laboratories, research centers, and universities to meet homeland security needs.

Conducted in partnership with FedTech, HSSS forms teams of entrepreneurs around promising federally funded technologies to assess their market potential. The teams receive expert training and experiential learning from coaches and mentors to assist them in starting companies to license and commercialize the technologies.

2024 Cohort

The upcoming cohort will run from February 2024 – May 2024. Entrepreneur participants are expected to spend ~20 hours a week (weekends and evenings) on the program. In Phase I, entrepreneurs will participate in lectures on lean programming and spinout topics such as: fundraising, intellectual property, business models, and customer outreach. Participants also engage in stakeholder interviews to learn how to navigate the FedTech ecosystem and help identify the problem-solution fit for their technology. In Phase II, participants will set up early-stage companies with pragmatic and ambitious company goals. Entrepreneur teams will be guided by program mentors on how to navigate crucial formation steps from pitching to licensing their technologies. The content of this phase is customized for each team.

Have questions? Join S&T and FedTech  for an interactive Information Session to learn more about the HSSS program. The HSSS team will answer questions and discuss opportunities to engage with DHS-relevant technologies and explore launching a new venture through the HSSS. Visit the registration page to sign up for the date of your choice. Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • December 6, 2023 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
  • December 19, 2023 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Apply today for the HSSS 2024 cohort or visit the HSSS website to learn more about this program!

Kind regards,


No comments:

Post a Comment


Search This Blog

ARCHIVE List 2011 - Present