Accelerating the adoption of novel concepts and solutions.

The Acceleration Portfolio is focused on finding and creating ventures that develop solutions to the real-world problems faced by service members. The Acceleration Portfolio identifies startups emerging from the academic and the venture communities that can address DoD problems in innovative ways. Our programs and services support the engagement of ventures with potential DoD customers and stimulate the creation of new ventures from technologies emerging from DoD labs.

NSIN’s Acceleration Portfolio programs include:


Hatch gives teams and early-stage companies developing novel solutions with access to existing top-tier business incubators that use industry best practices and mentorship to prepare them for the work of customer development and fundraising.


FedTech identifies existing but unused research and technology from DoD labs that can be commercialized and applied to real-world customer and Department of Defense (DoD) problems. FedTech includes a large number of teams and takes a wide approach to starting its initiatives.


Starts events give dual-use ventures opportunities to showcase their technology and business ideas to potential Department of Defense customers, contracting officers, potential mentors, and investors.