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reaktor Unmanned Systems Accelerator

As our anchor program in the REaKTOR Business Technology Innovation Center, our REaKTOR Unmanned Systems Accelerator (RUMSA) is a non-profit, mentor-driven startup accelerator tailored specifically for companies creating products and services in the unmanned systems (UMS) industry. RUMSA provides an intense  3-month curriculum to connect founders with experienced mentors, investors, services, working space, and lean startup education to move from a ground-breaking idea to a viable, high-growth venture. RUMSA will guide you through the early stages of technology startup, whether through capital raises, bootstraps, or crowd funding. 

Strategy analysis

Let’s finalize a plan for achieving your goals. Together, your visions, objectives, and mission will make up the strategic direction for your business. 

Business PLAn

No matter where you are starting from, we will work closely with you to develop and follow a personalized plan to maximize business growth.

Market research

To succeed, businesses require one thing: customers.  Develop a deeper understanding of market trends, threats, opportunities, and competitors, and customers. 

MentorS & networking

Through this program, you will connect with your fellow cohorts in a motivating and rewarding environment and present to potential investors.


We conduct workshops focusing on the Business Model Generation, business validation, accounting, legal, intellectual property, and more.


Own success at every turn. Learn how to deliver on opportunities that build lasting value and relationships for your business with memorable marketing.

accelerator timeline

join us for 3 Months

  • Whether you would like to relocate to Hampton Roads or stay local, virtual and on-site participation are available during our 3-month program at the National Institute of Aerospace.

  • With the help of the City of Hampton, we are looking for committed, innovating individuals and/or companies looking to grow their business effectively and efficiently. 
  • Would you like to know more or see our facility? We would love to show you around. Just call us at (757)325-6990.
“REaKTOR and Daniel Morris, have been a valuable asset to building Advanced Aircraft Company. My prior experience at NASA has been focused on technology development, which we are executing well. REaKTOR has provided invaluable guidance that has accelerated my learning of business acumen to lead the company into earning revenue.”
William Fredericks
CEO/Founder of Advanced Aircraft Company
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 to get started?

Step 1


Are you still debating if entrepreneurship is right for you? Our questions below can help you figure things out!

Assessment Questions

Step 2


We are so excited to work with you! Fill out our application below so we can find out a little more about you and your company.

RUMSA Application

Step 3


After your application is accepted, we want to meet you! Either in person or through virtual means, we want to welcome you properly.

Our Availability