Hello SATELLITE Community!
Spring is finally here and with it comes warmer weather, new life, and, at SATELLITE 2019, new startups! On Tuesday, May 7th we will be hosting our third annual Startup Space Entrepreneur Pitch Contest, running throughout the day at the Exhibit Hall Unveiled Theater Stage. Leaders from 16 different startup companies from around the world will compete for private pitch meetings with four top aerospace private investment firms such as Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Aerospace Valley, Earth2Orbit, Space Angels Network, Khosla Ventures, free access to SATELLITE 2020, and interviews in Via Satellite’s Executive of the Year edition magazine.
This is one of SATELLITE’s most important and successful new events. Since being launched in 2017, Startup Space has received hundreds of applications to compete, with 40 CEOs and company founders selected as competitors, and hosted two dozen of the aerospace industry’s most active private investors as judges. Winners and other competitors have used the opportunity to secure millions in additional financing to build prototypes, expand facilities, and hire new talent. Startup Space is the gateway to our community. It provides new entrants and veteran industry professionals a valuable opportunity to meet each other, learn from each other, and share ideas.
Startup Space 2019 contestants will be placed into two groups – one for seed-level companies, and one for those seeking Series-A capital. Each contestant will be given five minutes to pitch their company or product in front of a panel of judges. This is followed by a five-minute period during which judges ask questions or make comments to the contestants. Judges score the presentations based on a standardized set of various categories. The single contestant with the highest overall score overall will be named the contest winner and receive the grand prize.
This year’s competitors represent companies developing range of technologies and services for a variety of global markets. Competing companies include: Exodus Space Corp; Gold Orbit; TimeTag; Alen Space; Altius Space Machines; QEYNet; RoGo Fire; Abstract Assembly; Quantum 1 Network; Orbit Fab; AstroComm; H24E; Southern Stars; CisLunar Industries; Akash Systems; and Datalytyx. Our judges will represent investment firms such as Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Aerospace Valley, Earth2Orbit, Space Angels Network, Khosla Ventures, and more to be announced in the coming weeks!
Please join us on Tuesday, May 7th following the opening of the exhibit hall for our exciting Startup Space pitch contest! You’re welcome to watch the competition throughout the day, and speak with competitors after they’ve delivered their pitch. And, if you’re interested in participating in, or supporting the event as a sponsor, please reach out to us and we’ll provide the information you need.
We’ll see you in less than two months!
Chairman, SATELLITE 2019
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