Organized by Euroconsult, Finspace is a startup pitch competition dedicated to space tech organizations. The purpose of this initiative is to promote promising companies in the industry through pitches presented during the Summit for Satellite Financing and the Summit on Earth Observation Business. Finspace is more than an award, it's a unique opportunity to get exposure in the industry, discuss, network and seek out future partnerships.

Get your Startup off the Ground

Taking place under the umbrella of the World Satellite Business Week, Finspace is more than just an award.

It is making outstanding innovation visible to a wide global audience and provides shortlisted companies with a forum to test their concept and go-to-market strategies, exchange best practices and make invaluable connections with investors, decision-makers and peers representing the industry’s key players from 50+ countries.

Apply for Finspace

Who

Each year over 130 companies from across the world are reviewed and analyzed by Euroconsult’s team of sector experts together with partner organizations and invited to apply to the competition. Shortlisted companies are evaluated and selected based on the assessment of qualitative criteria, including innovation, existing and future customer base, amount of capital raised, level of maturity and market approach.  

Upon the judges’ evaluation and selection, 8 startups will be invited to pitch their products and/or business ideas during the 2022 edition of the World Satellite Business Week, taking place on September 12-16 in Paris and online worldwide.  

Where

Shortlisted startups will be invited to pitch on the event stage as part of the WSBW’s official program between 12-16 September 2022. Taking the stage between plenary sessions, panels and fire side chat interviews, entrepreneurs will be provided with a unique exposure to the #WSBW delegates.

Following their pitch, during the Summit for Satellite Financing or the Summit on Earth Observation Business, upon jury evaluation two winners will be unveiled as part of a live #WSBW Award ceremony.   

When

Interested applicants should submit their entries for the 6th edition of Finspace between April 18 – June 30, 2022 by using the below form. 

Eligibility

The companies must be independently owned. They may not be subsidiaries of larger companies, or function as non-profit divisions of government organizations.   

Categories

Finspace awards companies under the umbrella of “Satellite Imagery and Analytics”, as well as the “Satcom & Connectivity” categories, allowing industry leaders to discover the up-and-coming innovators in core areas of the satellite value chain, from satellite signals acquisition to downstream applications and distribution.

Finspace accepts applications from a broad area of market sub-segments, such as:

  • Satellite operators
  • Value-added services
  • Subsystems and components
  • Ground segment
  • Satellite manufacturer
  • Access to space

 

The above categories are not exhaustive and are meant to only guide your application process. Every emerging commercial player of the satellite industry is welcome to apply for Finspace!  

Meet the Finspace Competition Judges

Ane Aanesland 2020

Ane Aanesland

CEO & Founder 
ThrustMe

Mark Boggett

Mark Boggett

Managing Director
Seraphim Capital

Mike-Headshot[4]

Mike Collett

Managing Partner
Promus Ventures

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Jean-Jacques Dordain

Advisor
SpaceResources.lu

Tina Ghataore_Portrait

Tina Ghataore

CCO
Mynaric

Revillon-Pacome

Pacome Revillon

CEO
Euroconsult

Meet the Previous Finspace Winners

6th Edition - 2022

The Exploration
Company

“We are grateful to Finspace startup and its jury for giving us this recognition in front of global key partners and clients. This award goes first to the exceptional team of The Exploration Company which mixes experienced, innovative, and hard-working minds & energies to deliver our spacecraft on time, cost and quality”
Helene Huby, Co-Founder & CEO

Miratlas

“Miratlas is very honored by this award and wants to thank the jury of space experts and Euroconsult for choosing us. 2022 is a turning-point year for us, as it has seen our lastest funding operation and this recognition. Miratlas focuses on atmospheric characterization and enables laser communication between earth and space, quantum key distribution, space situational awareness, climate change monitoring and much more. Our solution allows new space players considerable savings during the deployment and operations of the laser and quantum communication infrastructures. We are enabling the new chapter of laser satellites communication (Fibre in the Sky), extending the high-capacity terrestrial networks anywhere in the world.”
Jean-Edouard Communal, CEO and co-founder

5th Edition - 2021

Satcom
& Connectivity

“The space sector, and more specifically the satellite sector, is undergoing a revolution. We see this prize not only a a Sateliot recognition but also a sign that the satellite sector is ready for the next step forward… the raising of standard solutions lead by SATELIOT 5G NB-IoT LEO satellite constellation that will effectively connect anywhere 5G NB-IoT standard devices directly from space”

Jaume Sanpera, CEO

Satellite Imagery
& Analytics

“All of the Finspace pitches this year were of incredibly high quality and we are honoured to have been chosen by the judging panel. We see this as a win for an exciting and inspiring future for the satellite business.”

William Crowe, CEO  

4th Edition, 2020

Satcom
& Connectivity

Satellite Imagery
& Analytics

3rd Edition - 2019

Satcom
& Connectivity

Satellite Imagery
& Analytics

2nd Edition - 2018

Best
Newcomer

Best
Pitch

Most Innovative
Technology

Entrepreneur
of the Year

Rafael Jordá Siquier
CEO of Open Cosmos

1st Edition - 2017

Become a Finspace Sponsor

Making a positive impact on the space and satellite industry, gaining access to an executive level network, and enhancing your brand are just a few of the perks of joining forces with Euroconsult’s Finspace competition.

Pooling together industry leaders and investors, by becoming a FinSpace partner you:

  • Play an active role in identifying, elevating and accelerating the growth of the sector’s early-stage startups
  • Get valuable insights into up-and-coming technologies & business ideas
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and mentorship

Connect to a world-class network of industry experts and decision-makers 

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