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Cognitive Space winner at International Space Pitch Day

The winners of the inaugural International Space Pitch Day were today announced marking several world firsts.

Ten tech start-ups successfully secured same-day contracts worth up to £53,000 ($66,000) to fast-track the development of their innovations after pitching direct to UK, US and NATO military leaders.


Space-focused fund with HQ in Houston rockets towards $20M goal

Aventure capital firm co-located in Houston and Austin has announced a recent closing of a $20 million fund.

SpaceFund has raised $9 million toward its its $20 million BlastOff Fund as of this week — surpassing its initial first close goal of $5 million.


NASA Awards Prizes to Six Startup Companies in Entrepeneur’s Challenge

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has awarded prize funding of $100,000 each to six entrepreneurial startup companies under its pilot Entrepreneur’s Challenge program for concepts ranging from machine learning to enable exploration and other technologies to new ways to build instruments to study the universe.

NASA partnered with Starburst, the global aerospace hub, to jointly launch a pilot program to engage entrepreneurs.


Techstars space accelerators announce 2020 startups

The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator and Techstars Allied Space Accelerator announced the names June 8 of companies selected to participate in their 2020 classes.

The Techstars Allied Space Accelerator, established late last year with the support of the U.S. Air Force, Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Ministry of Defence and Norwegian Space Agency, selected ten startups for its inaugural class.


To commercialize Space we need Infrastructure, not just launch rockets

Rockets are big, powerful and dramatic. They stand hundreds of feet high and are catapulted into orbit by millions of pounds of thrust at nearly 25,000 miles per hour. As they ascend, they leave behind long, glowing contrails that mark their path to the stars and mystify the earthbound onlookers they’ve left behind. It’s these amazing technologies and the growing number of for-profit companies behind them that are driving the …


Techstars doubles down on space with a new Starburst cohort

Techstars has got the stars in its eyes, and space on the brain as it doubles down on investment programs that aim to enable the commercial space industry to boldly go where it has never gone before.

On the heels of SpaceX’s historic mission last weekend taking astronauts to the International Space Station, the space industry feels newly invigorated and its prospects loom large in the minds of early-stage investors.

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Hyperspace Challenge Announces 14 Finalists

The Air Force and business accelerator ABQid, powered by CNM Ingenuity, have selected 14 small businesses to participate in the second phase of the Hyperspace Challenge program to drive technology innovation in the space industry nationwide.

A one-of-a-kind program, Hyperspace Challenge brings together technology startups and government innovators from around the country to collaborate and solve real-world problems facing the space industry. The first part of the program invited startups …