In 2012, investment in SpaceTech was close to nothing. However, thanks to entrepreneur-celebrities like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, and NASA’s embrace of private spaceflight, investments in SpaceTech have more than tripled. Satellite and rocket development costs are also on the downfall. There are accelerators that are embracing this new frontier. This article explores 10 companies and government agencies that act as SpaceTech accelerators in North America. 1. BoomStartup SpaceTech Accelerator BoomStartup was founded in 2010 and is among the founding members of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). They have a mentorship-driven program and an impressive portfolio. They have raised over $25 million in seed capital with more than 80
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Humans are natural explorers, and the loneliest frontier is the last one that remains. Over the next few decades, humanity will push into the farthest reaches of our solar system, probe galaxies beyond our sun, and investigate some of the most perplexing mysteries that science has ever known. This exploration demands the ultimate in innovation, dedication, and imagination. Are we up to the task? These TED speakers think so! In their SpaceTech TED Talks, they present some of the newest technologies and boldest ideas in space exploration. Our Top 10 SpaceTech TED Talks 1. How Radio Telescopes Show Us Unseen Galaxies — Natasha Hurley-Walker Nothing inspires more awe than a
Investing in space requires significant resources for any business to open up shop and successfully operate. For these capital-intensive ventures, it’s more complicated for newbies to gain a footing and start realizing profits soon after. Support from investment firms has seen companies that could never have succeeded sprout and flourish. In this article, we are going to explore SpaceTech accelerators in Europe offering fundamental aid to startups in the space industry. What Do SpaceTech Accelerators Do? Accelerators are companies that give support to startups but through direct financial injection for a return on investment. The two work interchangeably to ensure that ideas are born into startups that will flourish into profitable businesses.