Small Business Programs

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The Women and Drones Small Business Accelerator and Incubator Initiative

Supporting small businesses in the UAS/UAM/AAM/VTOL industries

As Chief Strategist for Women and Drones, I am thrilled to introduce our accelerator and incubator initiatives to support the countless number of women seeking an entry point or growth strategy in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)/Urban Air Mobility (UAM)/Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)/Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) industries. Like our other initiatives our programs will be open to everyone in the industry meeting our criteria.

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What is a a small business accelerator?

Accelerators grow an existing company by focusing on scaling a business.


What is a small business incubator?

Incubators focus on disruptive ideas with the hope of building out an innovative business model and company.


Which one is right for me?

If you’re not sure, we’ll help you decided which program is best for you.
Complete our sign up form below. A member of our team will connect with you to discuss your specific needs.

 

Key aspects of our accelerator & incubator programs

    • Business plan building and updating
    • Pitch competitions
    • Mentoring
    • Supplier diversity
    • Funding opportunities
    • Capacity building
    • Find “Your co-founder matchmaking”
    • Networking (virtual and in-person)

FAQs about the Accelerator Program

What are the qualifications to participate?
  • Must be a U.S. based company
  • The founder must participate in the program
  • The company must be a for-profit enterprise
  • Must have a solution that is already built and ready for growth
  • Commitment of 4-6 hrs per week to focus on their company
What does the accelerator program include?
  • Weekly strategic working sessions
  • Sessions with a professional executive coach
  • Introductions to advisors, corporations, investors & other strategic partners
  • Virtual networking meetings
  • Support to meet the unique needs of your organization
  • A connected and collaborative supportive feel
What is the cost to participate?
  • 8-week program
  • Introductory Accelerator Pricing of $599

FAQs about the Incubator Program

What are the qualifications to participate?
  • The founder must be seeking the formation of a non-profit or for-profit organization
  • The founder must actively participate in the program
  • Participants must commit to 4-6 hrs per week of focused work on their company
What does the Incubator program include?
  • Creating a financially viable business plan
  • Developing product-market fit
  • Fine tuning your soft skills as an entrepreneur
  • Preparing your pitch to potential investors and partners
  • Weekly development working sessions
  • One-on-One mentoring
  • Virtual networking meetings
What is the cost to participate?
  • 8-week program
  • Introductory Incubator Pricing of $599

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We’re accepting applications for participation in our small business accelerator and incubator programs. Members of Women and Drones will received priority placement into the programs.

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