APPLY NOW FOR OUR NEXT BATCH UNTIL MARCH 31, 2022.
SOME LAST INFORMATION BEFORE TAKE OFF
Application phase for Summer Batch 2022 of the SpaceFounders program opens on March 1st, 2022 and closes on March 31, 2022.
To be eligible to the SpaceFounders accelerator program, your startup has to meet the following criteria:
European: company registered in France, Germany, or any European 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 & Documents
The Application Questionnaire will help us to first confirm your eligibility to the program and secondly be the base of 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 just need to have your (investor) pitch deck ready, which shall contain at least (a) problem (b) solution (c) team & advisors (d) market (e) competition & USP (f) development / tech roadmap and (g) financials.
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.
To be accepted for 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 for our program. To find out more about eligibility and selection criteria please also check out 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.