+++ Application for Batch #5 (March - May 2024) starting soon +++
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOUR STARTUP
WE OFFER A INTENSE, HYBRID AND BOLD 3-MONTH ACCELERATOR PROGRAM WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED.
Get access to our strong network of people from leading space institutions, startups, technical experts and agencies.
No bullshitting. Join our challenging program with on-point workshops, impulse sessions and master classes.
Benefit from our 1:1 mentoring of leading industry experts with in-depth know-how in the space, financial and startup industries.
Get ready for your next funding round and talk to space & deep tech investors and anchor customers during dedicated funding sessions.
Get to know the most prominent European space locations during our bootcamp weeks and network with the local ecosystem.
Obtain unbiased support. We are independet and don't take any equity - we put your development at the center of our activities.
WHO CAN APPLY
WE ARE LOOKING FOR EUROPEAN SPACE STARTUPS BETWEEN SEED AND SERIES A. FROM UP- TO DOWNSTREAM ANY SPACE LINK IS WELCOME.
launchers & orbital spacecrafts
| orbital & rocket engines|
last-mile delivery systems|
IN-SITU / IN-ORBIT SYSTEMS
space resources exploitation & exploration | space debris removal | in-orbit maintenance, manufacturing & refueling | space-based power stations | etc.
EARTH OBSERVATION, WEATHER & NAVIGATION
weather, observation & GNSS innovative payloads and/or systems | satellite as a service | reconfigurable payloads | etc.
SPACE DATA EXPLOITATION & INFORMATION
AI | space data processing | sensor/information fusion | etc.
quantum computing and communication | IoT & Internet constellations | laser communications | space antennas | etc.
SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
space tracking & surveillance services | tracking telescopes & radars | space-based surveillance | etc.
ground equipment manufacturing | ground stations as a service | mission & design control | en-users antennas | etc.
avionics systems | thermal control systems (TCP) | mechatronics and mechanical systems | instrumentation & advanced sensors | propulsion systems | etc.
anti-jamming / spoofing communications | anti-satellite missiles | space laser energy | etc.
"In the 80s I was working highly fascinated at MTU Aero Engines and then till the mid 90s at DaimlerBenz Aerospace. My conversations with legendary space pioneer Ludwig Boelkow captivated me altogether for SpaceTech and SpaceTouch. Nowadays the NewSpaceTechies - from Germany (and all over the world) are all together determined to built a strong European spacetech innovation community. I wholeheartedly support you all and especially SpaceFounders."
Former Member German Government and Parliamentary State Secretary
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
SpaceFounders is a European project of space enthusiasts empowered by public institutions in Europe. We strive to identify and empower the next generation of European space leaders through a bold 3-month accelerator program. Together with public institutions, private partners, successful entrepreneurs and outstanding role models we provide tailored mentoring, deep industry know-how and access to our world-class network of investors and important key players.