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Application phase currently open. 

Some last information before take off!

Application Dates

Application phase for Summer Batch 2022 of the SpaceFounders program opens on March 1st, 2022 and closes on March 31st, 2022.

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

The Application Questionnaire will only us to first confirm your eligibility to the program and then 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 of the founding team, vision and capacity to execute, adequacy of know-how and resources vs ambitions

  • Product offer: value proposition, maturity of the product/solution, key technologies, level of innovation, economic model & scalability

  • Market fit: market size & dynamics, sustainability of the market share, market positioning, competitive landscape, solidity of the go-to-market & commercial strategy

  • Financials: attractive business plan, valid financial needs, growth perspectives​

The quality & clarity of the answers will be key in the evaluation, so make sure you put all needed efforts into applying to our program.

We will also require that you send your investor pitch deck.

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 is jury is representative of both the space and investment ecosystems. 

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

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