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14 Well-Known Aerospace Accelerators and Incubators

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The Aerospace industry has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Aerospace startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 14 best accelerators and incubators in the Aerospace industry.


14 Aerospace Accelerators and Incubators

1) Airbus

1) Airbus

Airbus is a global aircraft manufacturer known for its customer-centric approach, commercial expertise, technological leadership, and manufacturing efficiency.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Blagnac
  • Started in: 1970
  • Founders: Bernard Lathiere, Felix Kracht, Franz Josef Strauss, Henri Ziegler, Roger Beteille
  • Number of investments: 4
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 26

You can find their website here.

2) Starburst Ventures

2) Starburst Ventures

Starburst Ventures is an aerospace startup accelerator and venture capital fund based in the United States.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Bruno Costa, Francois Chopard, Van Espahbodi
  • Number of investments: 6
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

3) Intelak Hub

3) Intelak Hub

Intelak is a Dubai-based technology and innovation hub that helps early-stage and late-stage start-ups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • City: Dubai
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Jithin Manoharan
  • Number of investments: 55
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 8

You can find their website here.

4) Negocia Capital

4) Negocia Capital

Negocia Capital is a holding company for investments.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Thierry Tea
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

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5) WNT Ventures

5) WNT Ventures

From Garage to Greatness, WNT Ventures exists to champion and inspire New Zealand pioneers at the start of their frontier tech adventure.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Tauranga
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Beppie Holm, Carl Jones, Ian MaCrae, Peter Wren-Hilton, Steve Saunders
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

6) EDventure Holdings

6) EDventure Holdings

With a recent concentration on health care, human capital, and aerospace, EDventure is investing in and supporting start-ups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

7) MACH37

7) MACH37

MACH37 is the leading accelerator for entrepreneurs and startups working to solve critical cyber issues.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Mclean
  • Started in: 2013
  • Number of investments: 28
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

8) Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator

8) Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator

The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator is a program that focuses on commercial space startup enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Number of investments: 20
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

9) Lever

9) Lever

Lever is a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment, social entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: North Adams
  • Started in: 2014
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

10) Syndicate 708

10) Syndicate 708

Syndicate 708 is an aerospace startup factory that connects entrepreneurs with a network of mentors, investors, and specialists.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Marina Del Rey
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

11) TechX Ventures

11) TechX Ventures

Funding, mentoring, development, prototyping, and supply chain creation for IoT and tech hardware companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Warren
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: David A. Rosen
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 48

You can find their website here.

12) Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk

12) Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk

Supporting space-related start-ups by providing access to an international network, resources, knowledge, and funding.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Noordwijk
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 104

You can find their website here.

13) European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre, Noordwijk

13) European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre, Noordwijk

In most areas of space technology, ESA Business Incubation Centres provide business start-up assistance and technical expertise.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Number of investments: 6

You can find their website here.

14) Business Factory Aero

14) Business Factory Aero

The goal of Business Factory Aero is to encourage the growth of innovative firms in the Galician aeronautical sector.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Lugo
  • Started in: 2018

You can find their website here.

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