One of the most challenging aspects of running your space startup is access to capital. At TC Sessions Space (December 16-17), we’re bringing together some of the top space funding programs to help founders discover how they can tap into grant money to fuel their startups. Each grant program will have 30 minutes for founders to find out how to get access to their funds. Afterward, you can set up individual meetings with their representatives via CrunchMatch to talk about your proposal.
Here are just a few of the programs you’ll be able to attend:
The Space Force Accelerators — Learn how the Hyperspace Challenge, Catalyst Space Accelerator and other government accelerators can connect you to the U.S. Space Force.
Advancing Space Technology with NASA SBIR — Learn about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs powered by NASA.
NAVWAR SBIR/STTR Primer — The SBIR/STTR is a robust program designed to help small businesses address government needs while promoting commercialization. This session is dedicated to providing a primer on the program with tips on getting involved and getting engaged with the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR).
Introduction to In-Q-Tel’s investing activities in the commercial space sector — In-Q-Tel is a strategic investment firm that works with the national security community of the United States. For 20 years, In-Q-Tel has served one mission: to deliver the most sophisticated strategic technical knowledge and capabilities to the U.S. government and its allies through its unique investment model. Over the past decade, In-Q-Tel has been one of the most active investors in the commercial space sector, with a broad investment thesis that touches many aspects of the sector. This session will provide an overview of In-Q-Tel as a whole, as well as a discussion of the firm’s activities in the commercial space sector.
Plus more to be announced in the coming days …
To get a head-start on your fundraising efforts, you can get your early-bird tickets right now, and save $100 before prices go up on November 13 — and you can even get a fifth person free if you bring a group of four from your company. Special discounts for current members of the government/military/nonprofit and student tickets are also available directly on the website. And if you are an early-stage space startup looking to get exposure to decision-makers, you can even exhibit for the day and pitch for just $360. We hope you’ll join us!