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
Dedicated Launch Service for Microsatellites
Fusion between cutting edge electric propulsion & AI: Agile Constellations
High performance electronics for the space industry
An on-orbit fuel supply company
Pixxel builds and operates cutting-edge imaging satellites
Solar cells to power the space economy
SciArt provides software tools for Generative Design when it matters most
Next generation radioisotope power system