By Matt Kozlov, Managing Director of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator
Today I’m excited to announce the 10 companies joining the second class of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, typically located in Los Angeles but running virtually this summer due to COVID-19. 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 September 9, 2020.
Last year’s class set an exceptionally high bar. Here are some highlights from our alumni:
“Accelerator boosts prospects for Morpheus Space" - SpaceNews
“OrbitFab raises $3M to make orbital refueling easier" - TechCrunch
“Tyler Bernstein and Jonathan Segal (Zeno Power Systems) named to Forbes 30 Under 30 (Science) - Forbes
“Pixxel readies its first satellite for launch later this year” - Business Today
Over the next few weeks we expect to see even more great news from the 2019 class. We’re confident that the 2020 class will be similarly exceptional.
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 again remarkable, and the selected companies represent a diversity of ideas, geographies, and industries. Our companies are tackling challenges in areas such as Earth observation, synthetic data, telerobotics, air monitoring, 3rd Wave AI, composite pressure vessels and more.
Without further ado, I present the 10 companies joining the 2020 Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator.
Build AI 10x faster by allowing AI developers to generate simulated datasets.
User-friendly AR/VR software platform that’s revolutionizing education, training, and military command and control.
Infinite Composites Technologies makes the most efficient composite pressure vessels and structures in the universe!
Lux is developing next generation System-on-Foil flexible electronics.
Developer of advanced AI systems that provide deeper insight and allows data scientists to focus on results instead of data prep.
Prewitt Ridge is developing engineering augmentation software to help engineers design and build complex engineering systems.
SATIM is a fin-tech company providing insights on risks related to critical, linear infrastructure.
Urban Sky’s stratospheric remote sensing vehicle, the Microballoon, delivers the lowest cost, highest resolution Earth Observation data available.
vRotors brings telerobotics to everyone: remotely control any partner robot or drone in the world from your PC or VR headset.
WeavAir offers the most accurate platform for monitoring air contamination, air quality and mechanical system failure using a combination of networked sensor modules and predictive algorithms.