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CNES Launches Acceleration Program for European Space Start-ups

2 May 2021, 12:08 UTC
CNES Launches Acceleration Program for European Space Start-ups
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PARIS (CNES PR) — CNES, the National Space Studies Center, and the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich, are joining forces to launch SpaceFounders, the Franco-German accelerator dedicated to European space tech start-ups whose ambition is to help the best become the world champions of the next decade.

The SpaceFounders program, ultra-intensive and ultra-high quality, takes place over ten weeks, face-to-face, with meetings and workshops in Toulouse and Munich, European capitals of aeronautics and space, and online, with conferences and mentoring sessions. The program concludes with two “Demo Days” in Paris and Berlin, allowing start-ups to meet a wide range of venture capital funds, European Family Offices and public funders, and thus obtain the funding necessary for their development.

The selected startups benefit from the powerful network and infrastructure of CNES as well as those of the University of the Bundeswehr. They also benefit from the support of exclusive partners such as the ESA (European Space Agency) and the DLR (German Aerospace Center). SpaceFounders relies on a unique community of more than a hundred mentors who are among the very first players in the European space and digital ecosystem. Thanks to these, start-ups benefit from personalized support in technical, business ...

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