Amazon Space Accelerator

From Earth to Space with AWS

Overview

Apr 21
Jun 1 - Jun 30
AWS ActivateCorporation
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AWS Space Accelerator

The AWS Space Accelerator is a four-week business support program that is open to space startups seeking to use AWS to help solve the biggest challenges in the space industry. Applications are open today and proposals are due by April 21, 2021.


Mission

We are searching for companies to participate all around the world. If you are a startup working with space technology or space-derived data, we want to hear from you. Our mission is to build a diverse cohort of startups from across the space industry—from upstream to downstream—all while affecting multiple end-application industries.

Our program is unique compared to how accelerators traditionally operate. We welcome companies at all stages, from growth stage to series C and beyond. Each participating company determines its own individual goals and focus, too. During the program, the companies will benefit from both technical and commercial expertise at AWS, which will align with their challenges and objectives.


What will you benefit?

The AWS Space Accelerator is a four-week technical, business, and mentorship accelerator delivered by Seraphim. You will get to work with leading AWS technical experts to build and scale your cloud platform. The program delivers over 50 hours of support, and participants will be able to access the AWS Partner Network (APN) to build connections and potentially gain pilots and partnerships.We will also bring in industry leaders to collaborate with you on topics ranging from space and national security, international regulatory law, managing mergers and acquisition, working with the public sector, and more.After the accelerator wraps, AWS and Seraphim will continue to check in with accelerator alumni to help startups continue progressing to achieve their missions in space.

AWS and Seraphim are accepting applications from innovative startups at all stages of maturity working with space technology or space-derived data who have a clearly defined and unique mission.


Selection criteria

Qualifying missions can include, but are not limited to

  • earth observation,
  • electronics and robotics,
  • spacecraft launch and delivery,
  • spacecraft hardware and software,
  • launch manufacturing and launch operations, and more.

Applications will be judged on several factors, including: the innovative and unique nature of the project, the overall value the solution will bring to the industry, the creative application of AWS to solve problems, and the team’s ability to deliver on an identified opportunity.


Program

AWS and Seraphim will select 10 companies to participate in the four-week accelerator taking place in June 2021. Selected startups may receive up to $100,000 in AWS Activate credit, as well as mentoring from space domain and technical subject matter experts with deep experience working on AWS. The program offers collaboration opportunities with AWS customers and members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) looking for cutting-edge technology solutions to their most challenging space problems. It will also bring participants together with space-savvy venture investors for fundraising conversations.

Learn more about the AWS Space Accelerator and how to apply. Learn more about how AWS Aerospace and Satellite supports customers and partners. Learn more about how Seraphim is helping emerging space companies become investment ready.

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