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Today I’m excited to announce the 10 companies joining the inaugural class of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator in Los Angeles. Over the next three months these companies will rapidly accelerate their businesses by working closely with Techstars, Starburst, our network of expert mentors, and our formal sponsors from industry and government: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC, Israel Aerospace Industries North America, and the U.S. Air Force, with support from The Aerospace Corporation. Our Demo Day is on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

From the very beginning, we set out to find world-class entrepreneurs solving big commercial problems with applications for space. The quality of the applicants this year was exceptionally high, and the selected companies represent a diversity of ideas, geographies, and industries. Our companies are tackling challenges in areas such as in-space propulsion and servicing, Earth observation, generative design, nuclear power, launch, solar cells, and autonomous vehicles and targeting industries including agriculture, automotive, mining, energy, and more.  

Without further ado, I present the 10 companies joining the 2019 Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator.


Hybird develops robotic solutions to digitise and inspect industrial assets for safer, faster, and cheaper maintenance



Hydrosat turns space imagery into vital products for agriculture and related industries


Leo Aerospace

Dedicated Launch Service for Microsatellites


Morpheus Space

Fusion between cutting edge electric propulsion & AI: Agile Constellations


Novo Space

High performance electronics for the space industry


Orbit Fab

An on-orbit fuel supply company



Pixxel builds and operates cutting-edge imaging satellites


Regher Solar

Solar cells to power the space economy


SciArt Software

SciArt provides software tools for Generative Design when it matters most


Zeno Power Systems

Next generation radioisotope power system


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Matt Kozlov
Matt is the Managing Director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Powered by Techstars. Previously Matt was Head of Corporate Development at Telesign and the CEO of Moonshark, a venture backed by Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He has also worked at Sony Music Entertainment, Yahoo! and Bain and Company. Matt is an advisor to several LA-based companies including Chromatik, Vyng, Rattleback Rye and Alpha Edison. He graduated from Harvard, where he studied economics. @Koz