The SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit

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The SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit (SES)

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The SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit (SES) brings together early-stage startups and investors for a full-day of workshops and activities to stimulate investment and growth in the commercial space sector. The startups will also showcase their cutting-edge technology in a pavilion on the show floor.

The aerospace economy is expanding exponentially, and you can gain a foothold into or expand your holdings in this lucrative and growing industry by attending the SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit.

By attending the SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit you can:

  • Be the first to invest in new, smart technology
  • See not just market-ready technology but what is shaping the future
  • Hear pitches from vetted startups who have already begun engaging with the market and ascertain what their execution capabilities are
  • Meet with participating startup executives and the winners of the competition to discover if they have that “X” factor that will take your investment firm to new levels

Investors — register for the SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit using the SpaceCom registration form. Click on SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit and if you want to attend the SpaceCom conference, you’ll have the option to do that as well. Review all the registration pricing information and bring your colleagues along.

Summit Details

The SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit includes three key elements:

  • A two-part workshop held November 27–28
  • A show floor pavilion showcasing innovative startup companies
  • The $100,000 Entrepreneur Challenge – a plenary session pitch competition and award presentation to the winning startup

Check back later for information on participating companies. The pitch competition will be held on November 28.



The $100,000 Entrepreneur Challenge

This unique program produced in partnership with Google Cloud for Startups is complimentary for a select number of companies.

To be selected, you must complete this two-step process:

Step 1:
Submit the Business Model Questionnaire to qualify for the challenge. A committee will review all applications and notify selected applicants if they qualify.

Step 2:
Once you have been notified that you qualify, an extensive review of the first round applications will be conducted. All qualified candidates will be eligible to participate in the workshop; however, prior to the event, the judges will choose a group who will give onsite presentations on Tuesday. From those presentations, the judges will select the final five who will present during the plenary on Wednesday. Attendees and judges will vote during the plenary for the grand prize winner to receive the $100,000 prize in Google Cloud credits.

Important dates to keep in mind:

  • Summit informational webinar: September 26, 2018
  • Submission deadline:  October 15, 2018*
  • Notification of selected companies:  November 2, 2018

*Spaces for the workshop and competition are limited. Spots will be filled on a first-come basis for qualified companies. 



Entrepreneur Challenge Prizes

Google Cloud for Startups has generously agreed to award:


in Google Cloud credits to the competition winner


in Google Cloud credits to runners-up


in Google Cloud credits to every qualified entrant in the competition

Other prizes include:

  • Guaranteed extended meeting with an investment firm
  • Speaking role at SpaceCom 2019
  • Booth at SpaceCom 2019

Plenary Session Award Presentation

During the Wednesday, November 28 plenary session, a panel will review the five final candidates from the SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit Workshop and choose a winner. Among other things, the winning company will be awarded with at least three investor meetings.


SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit Startup Pavilion

This is a 20×40 square foot pavilion on the show floor is complimentary to all selected SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit workshop participants.

Startup companies that choose not to apply to participate in the workshop may still secure a spot in the pavilion. To qualify for inclusion in the pavilion as a non-workshop participant, each company needs to meet the follow requirements:

  • Number of employees in the company must not exceed 50 people
  • Company has secured a minimum of one round of successful seed funding, but no more than $5 million raised
  • Company revenue does not exceed $2 million
  • The participating company has a significant social media and web presence

If eligible, companies can exhibit in the pavilion at a subsidized price of $500, which includes a 6-foot table, 2 chairs, and electrical access. (A full priced 10X10 booth at SpaceCom costs $3,800.)


Sponsorship Opportunities

The SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit is a great opportunity to have your brand stand out in front of distinguished investors and entrepreneurs. Please see the pricing of each sponsorship opportunity below and choose the option that best fits your goals.

  • Title sponsorship: $30,000
  • Secondary sponsorship: $15,000.
  • Seed sponsorship: $2,500 (up to eight available).


For More Information

Rich Hodge
SpaceCom Sales Manager
Phone: 703.706.8215