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What will you build at the Hack Factory?

We are a start-up studio, growth lab, and brainstorming community.

The Hack Factory was founded to build and support an ecosystem and community of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the DC area.

Develop your idea in our start-up studio

Growth Labs and Co-working

Established companies or new ideas looking for that extra boost can participate in our growth labs for meaningful mentoring, growth and strategy advisory, and networking support. We provide capital, office space, and access to expert coaches depending on your specific needs. Just want a cool place to work with great amenities and gigabit internet? We offer a limited number of co-working offices and open desks in a trusted, secure, and curated environment.

Join our Brainstorming Community

Like Andy Warhol’s famous Factory, we bring together the hackers, thinkers, strategists, disruptors, leaders, technologists, and creators for unique events on a variety of issues. We provide educational programs on topics like disruptive technology, entrepreneurship, and cybersecurity. Recently, we’ve held educational and community events on Quantum Security, digital innovation in Ukraine, and venture investing.

Focused on the future

We are interested not only in new artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning initiatives, but also in helping traditional companies unlock new value and opportunity with AI, data science, machine learning, and automation.

We firmly believe that current financial systems, contracting, and middleware will be heavily disrupted by blockchain and decentralized finance approaches and are excited by developments in Web3.

We have deep experience in national security and intelligence missions and understand the opportunities associated with dual use technologies or mapping commercial technologies to NATSEC requirements.

New approaches and innovation will be required to meet the national security challenges of tomorrow and billions of dollars has been raised to support the development of those next-generation capabilities.

The DC region has many established security professionals looking to transform their expertise into start-up endeavors. Our founders have built, sold, and acquired companies in this space and look forward to supporting new advances in the cyber domain.

We need a innovative approaches to help manage cyber risk across public and private sector organizations.

Companies being built at the Hack Factory

Blackwire Labs provides cyber resilience solutions and creates domain-specific cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence (AI) models.

Darklight is an AI cybersecurity company providing clients with a simple, holistic, and continuously prioritized view of their cybersecurity risks and posture. Our state-of-the-art AI ensures rapid delivery of risk analysis and reporting.

The Tidal Platform gives defenders and enterprises the tools they need to tailor their security programs to relevant adversary behaviors.

On-demand malware analysis designed to revolutionize how individuals and organizations combat cyber threats. Our mission is to provide swift, accurate, and cost-effective malware analysis services, empowering you to strengthen your cybersecurity defenses and protect your digital assets.

Rainf4ll is dedicated to bringing the physical and digital worlds together through pcNFT (physically connected NFT) technology.

ODA helps clients identify, manage, and respond to global risks and uncertainties while exploring emerging opportunities and developing robust and adaptive strategies for the future.

We are excited to expand our relationship with the Hack Factory and embrace the vibrant innovation ecosystem in the D.C. Metro area.

Dan Wachtler,CEO, DarkLight AI

Matt provided mentoring to us when we were an early research project at RPI and has supported our start-up journey over the past several years. As a founder living outside the DC area, I love using the Hack Factory as my anchor for local meetings and interacting with the other founders and experts in the space.

Cam HackettCEO at Ramigine

As a first-time entrepreneur, I needed to partner with someone that I trust (which is a scarce commodity these days). I can't say enough how critical Matt and the Hack Factory has been in the building of Blackwire Labs. From ideation to product development, business operations, and partner/investor outreach, Matt has been an essential part of my team.

Josh RayCEO, BlackWire Labs

The Hack Factory provides us with the perfect environment to grow our business by providing a trusted work environment, great amenities, and access to experts and peers on-site.

Rick GordonCEO, Tidal Cyber

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Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

We are located in the heart of Reston Town Center within walking distance to the DC Metro and with dozens of premium amenities nearby including restaurants, shops, hotels, and professional service providers.

What does it cost to join?

Each Start-up Studio or Growth Labs relationship is unique.  Please contact us to start a conversation on how we might work together.

What amenities do you offer?

As part of the Hack Factory community you’ll enjoy 24/7 access to our secure space, shared access to conference and Zoom rooms, high speed gigabit fiber internet access, a fully loaded hot/cold caffeine bar, and snacks.  You’ll also enjoy special access to invitation only events on topics like quantum computing, AI, cybersecurity, and more!

Who operates the Hack Factory?

The Hack Factory was built by long-time DC area entrepreneur Matt Devost who developed the space to provide support to local start-ups and address emerging challenges and opportunities in the disruptive technology and national security markets.