About us

For space entrepreneurs, by space community - in Europe


Our mission

CNES and founders@UniBw are joining forces to explore new spaces. 

SpaceFounders is jointly initiated and run by CNES, the National Centre for Space Studies, and founders@unibw, the Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Program at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. 

Together with DLR, public partners, successful entrepreneurs and investors coming from Europe's leading space organisations, we support top-notch European space tech startups with tailored mentoring, deep industry know-how, and world-class investors to take their business to the next level.


Universität des Bundeswehr München

founders@unibw is the entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship program of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (UniBw M). The UniBw M provides aspiring officers with academic education to meet the needs of the Bundeswehr and the civilian labor market. Since its foundation in the 1970s, the UniBw M, as a young and modern campus university, has become one of the most renowned institutions for answering questions about security in engineering and society. Its prime location in one of Germany’s most innovative regions, its relatively small size, and its unique technological resources ensure ideal conditions for excellent and sustainable research on an international level


Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales


The National Center for Space Studies (CNES, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) is the French government's space agency and responsible for shaping France’s space policy as well as implementing it in Europe. Its task is to conceive and orbit satellites, invent the space systems of the future, and nurture new services to assist us in our daily lives. 

The French agency is a strategic support and sponsor of the accelerator providing unrivalled due diligence access, powerful networks and the most advanced technological resources. CNES has a long history of supporting startups with the Connect by CNES program.

Our exclusive partners

We have partnered up with exclusive partners in the space & startups cosmos.


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Our board members

Emmanuelle Meric

Prof. Dr. Rafaela Kraus

VP Entrepreneurship, UniBw M

Emmanuelle Meric

Prof. Dr. Andreas Knopp

Co-Founder SPACE Research Centre, UniBw M

Emmanuelle Meric

Dr. Gilles Rabin

Director Innovation, Application & Sciences, CNES

Emmanuelle Meric

Hélène Huby

Founder & CEO, The Exploration Company

Emmanuelle Meric

Dr. Franziska Zeitler

Head of Innovation & New Markets German Space Agency, DLR

Our team

Meet our European team with complementary expertise.

Dr. Nadine Chochoiek

Managing Director SpaceFounders Germany

Lucie Campagnolo

COO SpaceFounders France

Antoine Seillan

Board member of SpaceFounders France

Thomas Fouquet

Board member of SpaceFounders France

Emmanuelle Meric

Managing Director SpaceFounders France

Tülay Aydin

New Space Research,Technology Management

Hélène Huby

Board member of SpaceFounders France

Lionel Suchet

Board member of SpaceFounders France

Felix Kästner

COO SpaceFounders Germany

Stephanie Wißmann

Digital Marketing & Go-to-Market

Philippe Gautier

Board member of SpaceFounders France

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