Application phase currently closed. 

no worries - we will keep you posted once the application phase for our next batch starts.

Some last information before take off!

Application Dates

Applications for SpaceFounders program open on April 19, 2021 and close on June13, 2021, 12 am.

Application Form

The first step of the application process is a short and simple Application Form. We will make sure that you are eligible to the SpaceFounders program. It should not take more than 5 minutes to apply. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to the SpaceFounders accelerator program, your startup has 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+

Application Questionnaire

We will review and validate your eligibility to the SpaceFounders program within a few days. Once your eligibility is confirmed, we will send you the link to our Application Questionnaire. This questionnaire will be used in our evaluation based on our Selection Criteria.

  • Duration: Filling out the Application Questionnaire will take you approximately around 45 minutes.

  • Required documents: Our Application Questionnaire is no rocket science. You will need to have your pitch deck and business plan documents ready.

  • Break: If you want to take a break in between or something important comes up, you can of course save your application and continue it at a later time.

  • Confidentiality: All your details and information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with third parties.

  • Truthful information: Please fill in all fields and only make true and correct data. Incorrect information may result in your application not being accepted or you being kicked out of the program at a later date.

Selection Criteria

To be accepted into the SpaceFounders accelerator program, your startup will be evaluated on the following 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​

Find out more about eligibility and selection criteria in our FAQs or contact us before you start your application.

Next steps and pitching sessions

It will take some time for us to carefully review your Application Questionnaire and we'll get back to you as soon we've made a decision whether you made it to the next round in our selection process or not. If you're under the top applicants of the current application phase, you'll get the chance to pitch your startup in front of our selection jury

Our selection process will take approximately six weeks from application deadline until acceptance for our SpaceFounders program.