SPACE INNOVATIONS | SMART BUSINESS
SpaceCom hosted the inaugural Entrepreneurship Workshop and Competition held as part of SpaceCom all day on December 4, 2017 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
During this workshop, investors, accelerators, and leading space industry professionals shared their experience as presenters and mentors to an audience of entrepreneurs. Upon the conclusion of the workshop, our industry judges selected the most promising entrepreneurs to be showcased throughout the SpaceCom 2017 conference program with TapJets being declared the winner by SpaceCom attendees on December 7th as part of the SpaceCom Conference.
Our full day workshop showcased how to:
Prior to the workshop, entrepreneurs provided a Lean Business Model Canvas and a presentation deck provided to SpaceCom by November 20, 2017 via email to workshop organizer Stephan Reckie of Angelus Funding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The top 5 start-ups were selected by a panel committee headed by Stephan Reckie and included a venture capitalist, angel investor, strategic investor, and an accelerator representative. The selected start-ups presented to SpaceCom attendees throughout the conference program and again during the Investors Panel on the final day of the conference.
All start ups were welcome to participate in the workshop, but only start-ups who have raised less than $2 million of outside investment were eligible to enter the Entrepreneurship Competition.
Registration fee for the workshop and competition was $200 for start-ups and investors. Start-up companies could have up to three (3) attendees from the same company attend under one registration. Qualified start-up companies also received up to two (2) SpaceCom Full Conference badges (including free access to the show floor) – an amazing $1,590 value. In addition, admittance to the workshop was free to all full SpaceCom registrants.
All qualified startup companies who registered for the SpaceCom Entrepreneurship Workshop and Competition could purchase a 10’x10′ booth on the SpaceCom exhibit Floor for a dramatically discounted rate of $750 (Regular price for a 10’x10′ space is $3,800).
The SpaceCom Entrepreneurship Workshop was made possible through cooperation with following organizations: