Incubator for Aerospace Entrepreneurs
A while back I covered about angel investor network for aerospace entrepreneurs and listed some of their portfolio companies. While digging around, I came across another gem for aerospace entrepreneurs. It’s a startup incubator based out of Boulder, CO, that is focused on incubating aerospace companies. The non-profit entity known as eSpace — The Center for Space Entrepreneurship is formed by a joint partnership between University of Colorado, Boulder and Sierra Nevada Space Systems.
Their website writes that their mission is “to support the creation and development of an important national resource — entrepreneurial space companies; to commercialize the technologies that they create; and to develop a diversified 21st century workforce to catalyze their growth.”
Once accepted into the program, the startups will receive following benefits:
- Grants of $20,000 per venture for initial start-up expenses
- Partnership with an established aerospace business leader as a venture mentor
- Access to eSpace’s extensive network of aerospace leaders, including high-level executives in small, medium, and large aerospace companies; government funding agencies; and aerospace angel and equity financing resources
- Physical space and resources at the eSpace Incubator location including office space, IT backbone, phones, meeting rooms, etc.
- Access to aerospace infrastructure on an at-cost, non-interference basis including quality systems, manufacturing systems, clean rooms and test facilities
- CU Aerospace undergraduate and graduate students as a low-cost research and design workforce