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NAVY Launch Program

NAVY Launch is an annual 10-month program offered to Navy Phase II awardees to create opportunity and growth beyond traditional defense markets, extending reach into commercial markets.

NAVY Launch is paid for by the Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Programs office; awardees must NOT have elected to receive Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) in Phase II to participate in the program.

Offered in partnership with H4XLabs, NAVY Launch provides awardees with:
  • Commercialization foundations with a focus on truly commercial markets
  • Intensive mentorship and coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and investors to help refine their business models and go-to-market strategies
  • Networking opportunities to connect with potential customers, partners, and investors within the H4XLabs network and the broader dual-use technology community.
Programming is provided through a two-stage process:
  • Stage 1 - Workshops focused on commercialization
  • Stage 2 - Focused 1:1 company-specific mentoring and advising
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