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NAVY Launch

The Department of the Navy SBIR Program offers active Phase II awardees entrance into H4XLabs Dual-Use NAVY Launch program free of charge.

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What is NAVY Launch?

NAVY Launch was created to help Phase II awardees branch out to or extend their reach into the commercial markets.

  • This program is offered in partnership with H4XLabs, a startup accelerator focused on dual-use technologies with both military and commercial applications.

  • It is open to a broad range of Navy SBIR awardees, namely Phase II recipients.

  • The program provides awardees with:

    • Commercialization Foundations with a focus on truly commercial markets

    • Intensive mentorship and coaching: From experienced entrepreneurs and investors to help them refine their business models and go-to-market strategies.

    • Networking opportunities: Connections with potential customers, partners, and investors within the H4XLabs network and the broader dual-use technology community.

Stage 1 - Workshops focused on commercialization

Stage 2 - Focused 1:1 Company specific mentoring and advising
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If you are eligible for Stage 2, apply today! Applications close March 1, 2024 at 5pm PT. 

Stage 1 - Foundations for All
January, February, March 2024

  • 1/17 - Embracing a Commercial Mindset, Program Overview

  • 1/24 - Vision & Value Proposition, Establishing the Foundations of Commercialization

  • 2/7 - Commercial Market Entry Strategies, Market Opportunity Analysis, & Beachhead Market

  • 2/14 - Commercialization Funding Strategies

Stage 2 - Application Required
April to August 2024

  • 3/1 - Applications Due

  • 3/13 - Selection Notification

  • 4/2 - Stage 2 Kickoff in Washington, D.C. (in-person attendance optional)

NAVY Launch Portfolio Companies


2022-2023 NAVY Launch Cohort learning from guest panelists


2022-2023 NAVY Launch Cohort Final Event at Palo Alto BMNT

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