For space entrepreneurs, by space community - in Europe
WE ARE SPACEFOUNDERS.
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 board members
Prof. Dr. Rafaela Kraus
VP Entrepreneurship, UniBw M
Prof. Dr. Andreas Knopp
Co-Founder SPACE Research Centre, UniBw M
Dr. Gilles Rabin
Director Innovation, Application & Sciences, CNES
Founder & CEO, The Exploration Company
Dr. Franziska Zeitler
Head of Innovation & New Markets German Space Agency, DLR