In an effort to accelerate innovation within the space industry, the Global Startup Ecosystem has partnered with several leading organisations, including the NY Space Alliance to create the first digital online accelerator in Space history. The accelerator program begins with a full series of boot camp workshops covering ideation, product development, marketing, customer acquisition, and funding. The boot camp is then followed by keynotes from astronauts, investors, experts, leading entrepreneurs and researchers connected to the Space ecosystem. The program concludes with a demo day where the top ten innovators pitch in front of prestigious judges from across the world for top prizes and a provision of mentors who focus on actionable training and development.
“The future is digital, so startup ecosystems and innovators need to prepare such virtual innovation, by taking advantage of programs like this one” says Christine Souffrant Ntim, “we launched digital accelerators for entrepreneurs to grow new innovative initiatives that helps both non traditional people and space innovators access global influencers within the Space industry which ultimately closes the resource gap”.
The pilot accelerator program on July 25-27, 2017 will accept 100 innovators/teams out of an applicant pool of thousands. Post the program, data and insights will be sent to regional influencers, incubators, and accelerators to support startup innovation programming in the future.
This program is the first of its kind for Space Innovators: galvanizing entrepreneurs, global thought leaders, investors, and researchers to accelerate innovation and participation in the Commercial Space era.
Accelerator Program Dates: Apply and be part of this historic program!
- 2017 Batch: Applications Open
- Program Name: The New York Space Alliance
Applications Open: April 20, 2017
Applications Close: July 7, 2017
Program Date: July 25-27, 2017
About: Space Startup Ecosystem centralizes information about of the Space entrepreneurial community and is a subsidiary of Global Startup Ecosystem. Global Startup Ecosystem provides digital programs for startup ecosystems in emerging regions around the world including- Africa, Asia,Caribbean, Middle East, America, Europe, and Latin America. The organization provides data insights and pipeline applications for regional programs such as accelerators, incubators, and startup event organizers.
The New York Space Alliance is a Public Benefit Corporation leveraging New York resources and global talents to fulfill the promise of commercial space.Our partners in Silicon Valley pioneered the initial wave of entrepreneurs based on small spacecraft and venture capital funding. Our ambition is to prompt even more impactful ventures with the scale and funding attractiveness to deliver on the opportunity NewSpace presents. Our partners span across academia, finance, law, industry, and NGOs — all with a vested interest in playing a role in the growth of NewSpace for the advancement of the common good.
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Previous Community Partners/Speakers:
Inc Magazine Arabia, IBM Global Entrepreneur, Tech Stars, Mass Challenge, Draper University, Singularity University and more!
The First Space Digital Accelerator: We accelerate 100 companies to market each year. Our 3-day accelerator program is open to all entrepreneurs and innovators connected to Space. Each application round is rolling admission until we select our top 100. We then select the top 10 from the applicant pool to pitch investors on demo day. The top 3 are selected for capital investment, media mentions, and mentorship development.
The program has several components.
- Part 1 Startup Development: First is the 3 -day accelerator program that includes 2 days of intense startup development training followed by an online demo day for the top ten companies to pitch investors, press and global accelerator directors. Keynote presentations from space experts will be announced prior to the program.
- Part 2 Mentorship: Once companies complete the program- they are given access to startup development training with mentorship from successful entrepreneurs within the Space industry.
- Part 3 Progress & Investment: Companies are given an opportunity to submit updates on their companies 2x per year to and pitch our investor network for capital.