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Pulse Accelerator

The Pulse Accelerator was designed to help emerging technology companies accelerate growth and development that supports the public safety and first responder sectors.

Working together in a collaborative program, participants engaged directly with specialists and experts from business, technology and public safety to develop a plan for commercialization of their solution. The program was geared towards innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are currently operating or planning to operate a startup.

The three pilot rounds of the accelerator ran from March - June 2021, September - December 2021, and February – May 2022. For more information about the Pulse Accelerator Participants, please visit  

This video provides a summary of NIST PSCR's virtual accelerator program.

Program Highlights 

  • Participants paid with only their time, commitment and dedication to working on their business, as the cost of the accelerator was covered by PSCR. 
  • This 12-week virtual program was honed by implementers with over 10 years of experience accelerating technology-based businesses. 
  • Participants engaged with an "in the field" business development program featuring a focus on commercialization. It was not an academic curriculum. 
  • Participants received over 50 hours of ongoing strategic consulting and market research to help validate existing target markets, expanding understanding, and uncovering new opportunities. 
  • Pulse focused on non-dilutive capital sources, so the business did not have to give away equity associated with their participation. 
  • The businesses worked with hand-picked, highly experienced specialists and subject matter experts who are active in their field. 

Participants must have been an existing business entity or planning to be one. The business founder(s) and key decision-makers committed to full participation during the sessions and throughout the 12-week process.

The Pulse Accelerator was hosted by NIST PSCR and powered by Tipping Point Solutions and Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Foundation.  

Please visit for more information the accelerator and its' participants.

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Created January 27, 2021, Updated March 2, 2023