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SpaceFounders Program: Call for Applications for European space tech startups

Deadline: 13.06.2021 Programme calls

SpaceFounders support European space tech startups with mentoring from space tech and business experts, deep industry know-how and access to deep tech investors. The program is run by the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES) and founders@unibw, the Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Program at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, together with the partners from Europe's leading space organisations, such as the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA)

To be eligible to the SpaceFounders accelerator program, startups have to meet the following criteria:

  • European: company registered in France, Germany or EU member state
  • Space tech: from space equipment, systems & services to space data applications
  • Growth potential: potential to become a global leader in the next ten years
  • Early-stage: funding stage of the startup from Seed to Series A+

The first step of the application process is a short and simple Application Form. Once eligibility is confirmed, a link to a Application Questionnaire will be send.

Required documents:

  • Online questionnaire about startup project 
  • Pitch deck and business plan documents

Selection Criteria:

  • Founders & team: key expertise and track record , vision and capacity to execute
  • Product offer: value proposition, key technologies, economic model & scalability
  • Market fit: market size & dynamics, market positioning, competitive landscape
  • Financials: business plan, financial needs, perspectives​

Next steps and pitching sessions:

  • Selected candidates will get the chance to pitch their startup in front of a selection jury
  • The selection process will take approximately six weeks from application deadline until acceptance for the SpaceFounders program

The 3-phase intensive program starts in September 2021. Applications for SpaceFounders program close on June13, 2021, 12 pm.

Source: SpaceFounders Editor by Mirjam Buse, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH Countries / organization: Germany France EU Topic: Engineering and Production Innovation Industry, Markets

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