Together with the Techstars, the Dutch Ministry of Defence, The Norwegian Ministry of Defence, the Norweigan Space Agency, and the United States Space Force, Get in the Ring is looking for startups to accelerate the next generation of space technologies specifically in the commercial space industry. 

 

 

Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,900 companies with a market cap of $24 Billion.

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THE CHALLENGE

Techstars Allied Space Accelerator program is looking for startups in the following areas:

Space Data Analytics

Analysis and big data tools to turn space data into actionable information

Space Situational Awareness

Sensors and software to enable the management of near-space objects

Communication

Innovations to allow better communication between space and ground

Satellite Servicing

Orbital manoeuvring propulsion technology and aerodynamics

A.I. in Space

Using machine learning and AI to advance space-based capabilities

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

  • Potential partnerships with the Dutch Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Space Agency, and the United States Space Force

  • 13-week virtual Accelerator program with the Techstars Allied Space Accelerator

  • Mentorship engagement

  • Funding possibilities

  • Access to Techstars network

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

  • Be in the development stage with a focus on space and frontier technology

  • Be willing to be present for 3, 1-week on-site visits with the accelerators governmental partners (Dutch Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Space Agency, and the United States Space Force).

  • Have 2 or more founders

TIMELINE

MARCH 1ST 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE


Final day to submit your application
MARCH 30TH - APRIL 6TH 2020

SELECTION PERIOD


Startups will be informed of their admission to the program during this time
JUNE 8TH 2020

PROGRAM BEGINS


The 13-Week TechStars Allied Space Accelerator Begins
SEPTEMBER 3RD 2020

DEMO DAY


In person and virtual event
14 days left
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