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Location Forthcoming is becoming one of the fastest growing industries to build a startup, but most of the early-stage entrepreneurs we speak to aren't aware of the local tech resources that are available to help them get started.

With applications for the Location Forthcoming Founder Institute now open, we're excited to release the Location Forthcoming Startup Resource Guide, which is currently in Draft v1 below! It was developed by the Location Forthcoming Founder Institute and local leaders: Dan Lopez (Founder, Space Executive, FI Space), Kelli Kedis Ogborn (VP of Space Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Space Foundation), and Pete Biggam (CEO, Blacksite Solutions).

This is just a draft, and while we spent many hours on this research, more input is needed. Please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document to help us complete the list. There are definitely omissions on this current version. 

Are you looking to build a startup in Location Forthcoming? Then apply to the Location Forthcoming Founder Institute today!

Text version included below, for ease of searching:

Startup Stages


There is no one right way to build a technology company, but for the sake of simplicity we have outlined a basic, common, sequential framework.

1. Idea Stage

This is where new entrepreneurs get inspired, learn best practices, develop skills, validate ideas, and begin to build their team and product.

A. Inspire

  • Location Forthcoming Startup Media: Centralized local information, listings, and news. (i.e. startup blogs/ publications/ lists/ FB groups/ newsletters)
    1. Silicon Republic - SpaceTech
    2. SpaceTech Asia
    3. Startup Daily - Space Tech
    4. Startup Digest Space
    5. StartUs Insights - Space Tech
    6. TechCrunch - Space
    7. WIRED Space
  • Inspirational Location Forthcoming Startup Events: Open, inclusive startup events that often focus on ideation. (i.e. Startup Weekend, idea fairs, and inspirational meetups)
    1. ASCEND
    2. European Space Talks
    3. Global Space Congress
    4. Global Space and Technology Convention
    5. MIT Space Week
    6. NewSpace Europe
    7. Paris Space Week 2022
    8. SATELLITE 2022
    9. Space Symposium
    10. Space Tech Expo 2022
    11. Space Tech Expo Europe
    12. Space Tech Summit
    13. SpaceCom 2022
    14. Startup Weekend
    15. World Space Week

B. Educate

  • Best Practices: Beginner knowledge-sharing tech events. (i.e. beginner events that serve to educate more than inspire).
    1. 1 Million Cups
    2. Australian Space Network
    3. Cluj-Napoca Space Club Meetup
    4. Living in Space
    5. New Worlds Space
    6. NUCC Inc.
    7. Pune Space Technology Meetup
    8. Singapore Astropreneurs
    9. Software for Space - Bay Area
    10. Space Innovation
    11. Space Latam
    12. Space Startup Group
    13. Startup Founder 101
    14. Startup Grind
    15. Trends in New Space Industry Group of Los Angeles
  • Training & Feedback: Skill & Idea development events and startup bootcamps for entrepeneurs. (Includes comprehensive training programs, like Founder Institute, General Assembly, Lean Startup Machine, code camps, etc)
    1. Adelaide Space Tech Meetup
    2. Business in Space
    3. Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific
    4. Founder Institute Space Tech Accelerator
    5. Garage48 SpaceTech Bootcamp
    6. Hello Tomorrow
    7. IoT Tribe Space Endeavour Bucharest
    8. London Blockchain for Space Meetups
    9. NASA Space Apps Bootcamp
    10. New York Space Alliance Startup Bootcamp
    11. NewSpace Chicago
    12. NewSpace NYC
    13. Silicon Valley Space Startups & Satellites
    14. Singapore Space & Technology Training
    15. Space Apps NYC Bootcamp
    16. Space Entrepreneurs
    17. Space for Humanity Bootcamp
    18. Space Technologies at California
    19. Space Technology Series
    20. SpaceIL Lectures
    21. Sydney Space Tech Meetup

C. Validate

  • Team Formation: Events for Finding Co-founders in Location Forthcoming.  (i.e. tech networking events or other resources that facilitate early-stage recruitment and cofounder matching)
    1. APECS Space Business Network
    2. GEN Space
    3. New York's Space Entrepreneurs
    4. NewSpaceVision
    5. OrbitOz - Space Entrepreneurs
    6. Space 2.0 Queensland
    7. Space Enthusiasts & Professionals Meetup (Wellington)
    8. Space Impulse
    9. SPACE::TALK
  • Build First Product: Hackathons & product events in Location Forthcoming.
    1. CASSINI Hackathons
    2. KvarkenSat Innovation Challenge 2022
    3. OpenSpaceLabs
    4. NASA Space Apps Challenge
    5. NASA Space Apps Challenge Pasadena
    6. New York Space Alliance Hacking for Space (H4S)
    7. Space Apps Central Florida
    8. Space Bio Lab San Diego
    9. Space Data Hackers
    10. Space Hack Luxembourg
    11. Space Hub Perth
    12. Space Latam
    13. SpaceTech Europe Online Hackathon
    14. Vernadsky Challenge

2. Launch Stage

In this stage, entrepreneurs establish and formalize the company, develop the product, get feedback from customers, and prepare for the next step.

A. Start

  • Establish: Location Forthcoming law firms & banks for startups
    1. Alden Legal
    2. BHO Legal
    3. Bird & Bird
    4. Brex
    5. Bridge Bank
    6. Clyde & Co
    7. Cowell Clarke
    8. Dentons
    9. Deutsche Bank
    10. Ellex
    11. European Investment Bank
    12. Fieldfisher
    13. First Republic Bank
    14. Hogan Lovells
    15. Holland & Hart
    16. Holland & Knight
    17. IALPG
    18. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    19. Knobbe Martens
    20. Lecote Space Lawyers
    21. Linklaters
    22. Mercury
    23. Milbank LLP
    24. Mudd Law
    25. Novo
    26. Peacock Law
    27. Rabobank
    28. RBL Bank
    29. Revolut
    30. Rho
    31. Sarin & Co.
    32. Silicon Valley Bank
    33. Stace Hammond
    34. Vieira de Almeida
    35. Wiley Law
  • Location Forthcoming Workspaces: Co-working and flexible workspaces for startups in Location Forthcoming.
    1. Impact Hub
    2. Industrious
    3. NewSpace NYC
    4. Plug and Play Tech Center
    5. Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk
    6. TechHub
    7. Techspace
    8. WeWork

B. Develop

  • Formalize: Location Forthcoming accounting, development and HR tools for early-stage startups.  
    1. CAREERS IN SPACE
    2. ESA Business Applications
    3. EVONA
    4. Moss Adams
    5. Space Applications
    6. Space Careers
    7. Space Individuals
    8. Space Talent
    9. SpaceCareers.uk
    10. Spacelinks
    11. Spacetech International
  • Location Forthcoming Incubators: Groups that prepare companies for seed investment and provide advanced mentorship. (i.e. advanced knowledge sharing, later stage events and resources)
    1. Cicada Innovations
    2. Creative Destruction Lab
    3. ESA BIC
    4. eSpace
    5. European Space Resources Innovation Centre
    6. Higgs Centre for Innovation
    7. Intellectual Ventures
    8. International Space University Incubator
    9. Launchpad
    10. London Space Innovation Centre
    11. Microsoft for Space Startups Australia
    12. Moonshot Space
    13. NewSpace NYC
    14. Scotland in Space
    15. South Australian Space Industry Centre
    16. Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk
    17. Space Hubs Network
    18. Space Tech Business Incubator @SCHWEIZERHOF
    19. Space Technology Incubation Centers [S-TIC]
    20. SpaceHub Incubator
    21. SpaceUp Europe
    22. STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre
    23. UK Space Incubator Network
    24. West Coast Space Lab

C. Launch

  • Location Forthcoming Seed Accelerators: Seed funding mentor programs (Techstars-style programs that provide funding)
    1. AeroInnovate
    2. Astropreneurs
    3. Boost VC Accelerator
    4. Catalyst Accelerator
    5. Copernicus Accelerator
    6. Delta-V NewSpace Alliance
    7. Fit 4 Start
    8. Founder Institute Advanced Technologies Accelerator
    9. Founder Institute Space Tech Virtual 2022 Accelerator
    10. Hyperspace Challenge
    11. IoT Tribe Space Endeavour
    12. NASA Frontier Development Lab
    13. New York Space Alliance Virtual Space Accelerator
    14. Newspace Business Accelerator
    15. PwC Future Space Accelerator
    16. Satellite Applications Catapult
    17. SCALE LA Aerospace Accelerator
    18. Seraphim Space Camp
    19. Space for Business
    20. Space3ac
    21. SpaceFounders
    22. SSTL Space Accelerator Programme
    23. Starburst
    24. Techstars Space Accelerator
  • Pitch & Demo Events: Tech events that showcase Location Forthcoming startups for investment.
    1. COSMIC Pitch Competition
    2. ExF Space Tech Pitch Competition
    3. Fit 4 Start Pitch
    4. Hello Tomorrow Challenge
    5. Hyperspace Challenge Pitch Competition
    6. INNOspace Masters
    7. myEUspace Competition
    8. NASA iTech
    9. NASA Science Mission Directorate Entrepreneurs Challenge
    10. NewSpace Business Plan Competition
    11. NewSpace Europe Pitch Competition
    12. SATELLITE Startup Space
    13. Space Investment Day
    14. Space3ac Demo Day
    15. SpaceFounders Demo Day
    16. Techstars Space Accelerator Demo Day
    17. Young Space Entrepreneurs Competition

3. Growth Stage

Here, a startup proves their utility, receives recognition, and scales up. This usually requires funding, angels, VCs, and ways to connect them to startups.

A. Recognition

  • Location Forthcoming Investor Networking:  Events and groups that connect professional investors with founders.
    1. Angel Investment Network
    2. E2MC
    3. Florida Venture Forum
    4. Luxembourg Space Tech Angels
    5. RIT
    6. Space Angels
    7. Space Forum
    8. Space Ventures Investors
    9. SPRINT
    10. Tech Tour
  • Major Media: Mainstream local business press that often showcase local startups.
    1. Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine
    2. BBC Science Focus Magazine
    3. CNBC - Space
    4. Cosmos Magazine
    5. Euronews - Space
    6. Frontiers in Space Technologies
    7. GeekWire - Space
    8. National Geographic - Space
    9. Payload
    10. Popular Science - Space
    11. Science Partner Journal - Space: Science & Technology
    12. SciTechDaily
    13. Space - Tech
    14. Space Tech Journal
    15. SpaceNews
    16. SpaceWatch.GLOBAL

B. Funding

  • Location Forthcoming Angel Investors: Seed-stage investors and micro-vcs.
    1. Ben Kong
    2. Chad Anderson
    3. Dylan Taylor
    4. Ethan Batraski
    5. James Bruegger
    6. Justus Kilian
    7. Mark Boggett
    8. Rob Coneybeer
    9. Rob Desborough
    10. Ted Elvhage
    11. Yaniv Izaki
  • Location Forthcoming Venture Capitalists: Series A and beyond
    1. Airbus Ventures
    2. Apeiron Investment Group
    3. Arkisys
    4. Bessemer Venture Partners
    5. Blackbird Ventures
    6. Canaan
    7. CosmiCapital
    8. Embedded Ventures
    9. Enlightenment Capital
    10. Founders Fund
    11. Hemisphere Ventures
    12. Herius Capital
    13. Intellectual Ventures
    14. Khosla Ventures
    15. Lux Capital
    16. NewSpace Capital
    17. Outlandish Ventures 
    18. Primo Ventures
    19. Promus Ventures
    20. RRE Ventures
    21. Rymdkapital
    22. Seraphim Space
    23. Shasta Ventures
    24. Space Capital
    25. Space Ventures
    26. Space.VC
    27. Spaced Ventures
    28. SpaceFund
    29. Starbridge Venture Capital
    30. TYPE5
    31. Venrock
    32. Voyager Space

C. Growth

  • Infrastructure: Office space, HR, local business insurance. (i.e. office space/ HR/ insurance providers for capital-rich companies to grow and scale)
    1. Allianz
    2. Aon
    3. AXA XL
    4. CBRE
    5. Chubb
    6. Gallagher Insurance
    7. Instant Offices
    8. Korn Ferry
    9. Lloyd's
    10. LoopNet
    11. Marsh
    12. MatchOffice
    13. Offices.co
    14. OfficeSpace.com
    15. Randstad
    16. Regus
    17. The Hanover Insurance Group
    18. Travelers Insurance
    19. Zurich Insurance Group
  • Expansion: Location Forthcoming Growth accelerators and consultants. (i.e. programs and business consultants for capital-rich companies to grow and scale)
    1. Accenture
    2. ALPHA Consult
    3. Astralytical
    4. Bain & Company
    5. Booz Allen Hamilton
    6. Boston Consulting Group
    7. BryceTech
    8. Capgemini
    9. Deloitte
    10. Ernst & Young
    11. Euroconsult
    12. Fairmont Consulting Group
    13. Gartner
    14. Global Space Consulting
    15. Kearney
    16. know.space
    17. KPMG
    18. McKinsey & Company
    19. Norfolk Institute
    20. Oliver Wyman
    21. PwC
    22. Roland Berger
    23. Sapienza Consulting
    24. Sheffield Haworth
    25. Space Tech Consulting
    26. SpaceGem
    27. SpaceTec Partners
    28. SpaceTech Analytics
    29. Starburst Consulting
    30. Startup ISAO
    31. Tech for life Institute
    32. Telecan Space

4. Location Forthcoming Startup Success Stories

Successful homegrown companies that have raised significant institutional funding, employ a large workforce, or have achieved liquidity.

  1. Astra
  2. Astroscale
  3. Avio
  4. Axiom Space
  5. Boeing
  6. Blue Origin
  7. Capella Space
  8. GHGSat
  9. ICEYE
  10. ispace
  11. Kepler Communications
  12. Kineis
  13. LeoLabs
  14. Nanoracks
  15. Northrop Grumman
  16. Orbital Insight
  17. Park Aerospace
  18. Planet
  19. Raytheon Technologies
  20. Redwire Space
  21. Relativity Space
  22. Rocket Lab
  23. Sierra Space
  24. Slingshot Aerospace
  25. SpaceX
  26. Virgin Galactic
  27. Virgin Orbit



Supporters


To facilitate the steps, every ecosystem needs strong supporters.

1. Location Forthcoming Startup Leaders

Successful local founders who lead the ecosystem & frequently mentor newbies.

  1. Adam Cohen
  2. Carla Muttoni
  3. Dan Lopez
  4. David W. Hurst
  5. Elon Musk
  6. Gordon McHattie
  7. Ioana Cozmuta
  8. Jeff Bezos
  9. Kelli Kedis Ogborn
  10. Kirill Satanovsky
  11. Lawrence Bugg
  12. Mark Polansky
  13. Nahum Romero
  14. Nancy Vermeulen
  15. Norah Patten
  16. Pete Biggam
  17. Richard Branson
  18. Ron Garan
  19. Sean McClinton
  20. Shay Har-Noy

2. Location Forthcoming Government Startup Resources

Public organizations that facilitate local economic development

  1. Australian Space Agency
  2. Austrian Technology in Space
  3. CASSINI
  4. Czech Space Alliance
  5. EU Agency for the Space Programme
  6. European Space Agency
  7. Kvarken Space Center
  8. List of Government Space Agencies
  9. Luxembourg Space Agency
  10. NASA
  11. New Zealand Space Agency
  12. Singapore Space & Technology Ltd
  13. South Australian Space Industry Centre
  14. Space Florida
  15. Space Generation Advisory Council
  16. UK Space Agency
  17. UKspace
  18. US Chamber of Commerce - Space Exploration and Private Aerospace

3. Talent

Major local business or tech universities and employers that attract and retain local talent.

  • Local Location Forthcoming Tech Universities (universities with prominent technical or business programs)
    1. Arizona State University
    2. Caltech
    3. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    4. Graz University of Technology
    5. Harvard University
    6. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
    7. Institute of Space Technology
    8. International Space University
    9. James Madison University X-Labs
    10. Leiden University
    11. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    12. Nanyang Technological University
    13. Princeton University
    14. Sorbonne University
    15. Stanford University
    16. Swinburne University of Technology
    17. University of Arizona
    18. University of California Berkeley
    19. University of California Santa Cruz
    20. University of Cambridge
    21. University of Chicago
    22. University of Colorado Boulder
    23. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    24. University of Southern California
    25. University of Tokyo
    26. University of Toronto
  • Location Forthcoming Tech Employers
    1. Airbus
    2. Blue Origin
    3. Boeing
    4. GHGSat
    5. LeoLabs
    6. Lockheed Martin
    7. NASA
    8. Northrop Grumman
    9. Relativity Space
    10. SpaceX
    11. Virgin Galactic
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Learn more about the Startup Ecosystem Canvas here, and leave us your thoughts on the Location Forthcoming Canvas on this collaborative Google document (This is just a draft, and more input is needed!)

Are you looking to build a startup in Location Forthcoming? Then apply to the Location Forthcoming Founder Institute today

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