Call for Proposals for Third Cycle of iHLS Accelerator

Call for Proposals for Third Cycle of iHLS Accelerator

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iHLS, the global media leader in security technology, is inviting entrepreneurship in this field to join the third cycle of the world first accelerator at the homeland security sphere.

The application to the third cycle is underway, the selection process starts in April 2017, and the cycle opens in May 2017.

Our Story

iHLS Accelerator is the first startup accelerator in the world in the security and homeland security field. The accelerator puts a major emphasis on the advancement of technological projects and their empowerment through a development and maturation process that would make them leading companies. The establishment of a security accelerator, a niche sector with unique features, will offer the startups aiming at this market a one-time opportunity to penetrate the market and get exposed to the most influential elements in the field: Israeli and global defense industries, military security and police organizations, integrators, investors, etc.


The accelerator focuses on startups with technologies from various fields relating to security, as long as they present technological innovation and security orientation, especially dual-purpose technologies. Among the fields: HLS, big data, IoT, unmanned systems, robotics, cyber, border security and defense, strategic installations security, deep learning, nanotechnology, electro-optics, civilian security, aerodynamics, video analytics, image processing, face recognition, aerial defense, safe/smart city, AR/VA, training and simulation, etc.

The Program

We offer a 4-month program custom-built for startup companies that have reached advanced stages, accomplished PoC, and thrive to break the entry barriers to the Israeli and global defense industry.

How to Get Accepted

Between 5 to 15 startups are accepted to each cycle after three stages of selection. Following application on the website, the relevant applicant companies will be invited to the primary internal selection committee. The companies that pass that stage will be invited to the election process by the board members (sponsors).

What Happens at iHLS Accelerator

We supply the support, resources, and experts of the highest quality to help the companies and advance them in various business aspects:

  • Mentors: Support and professional guidance by mentors from various fields, focusing on the defense industry.
  • Community:  Weekly meetups with our experts and representatives from the ecosystem – entrepreneurs, military and security figures, investors, and other professionals.
  • International Exposure: The companies benefit from the networking and vast exposure to media, events, exhibitions and conferences organized by iHLS.
  • Business Strategy Development
  • Innovative workspace, supporting and stimulating
  • Constant support and instruction by Israeli and international partners and companies.

Success Stories

Our portfolio companies have accelerated both from the business and technological aspects, and have been exposed to collaborations and important leads which culminated in business links and investments.

Apply now!  

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