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Destination: Bold Opportunity
We Want You to Be Part of the New Space Economy!

The Space Foundation established a nationwide Space Commerce Entrepreneurship Program to promote the expansion of business into space-based technology markets.  The initial program was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce / Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) focused on minority business enterprises, but has recently been expanded to include all business/entrepreneur sectors, including both women-owned and veteran-owned businesses.

The program includes: On-site Workshops; Online Webinar / Speaker Series; Formal and Informal Mentorship and Networking

2017 GLOBAL SPACE ACTIVITY

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Commercial Space Products and Services
Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries
Non-U.S. Government Space Budgets
U.S. Government Space Budgets
Total: $383.51 Billion
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Fast Facts About The Global Space Economy

  • The space market grew 7% from 2016 to 2017.
  • Big growth areas are in product and service delivery (e.g., software, app development, data, etc.).
  • Commercial space sector accounted for 80% of the global space market.

SPACE COMMERCE BUSINESS GROWTH WORKSHOPS

The Space Foundation is hosting one-day training workshops nationwide to promote business growth into space-based technology markets. These workshops provide key insights to address the most common challenges companies face and assist with emerging opportunities in the enterprise of space commercialization. The sessions will help close the gap on the specific issues keeping you from growing and expanding your company, and they will deliver the tools necessary to set up your company for success.

Hosting Workshops Across The Nation

DENVER, CO FRI, DEC 6, 2018 COMPLETED
LOS ANGELES, CA SAT, JAN 26, 2019 COMPLETED
HOUSTON, TX TUE, FEB 5, 2019 COMPLETED
EL SEGUNDO, CA THU, FEB 21, 2019 COMPLETED
DAYTONA BEACH, FL TUE, FEB 26, 2019 COMPLETED
WASHINGTON D.C. TUE, MAR 5, 2019 COMPLETED
HUNTSVILLE, AL TUE, JUL 30, 2019 COMPLETED
ORLANDO, FL WED, AUG 21, 2019 COMPLETED
YOUNGSTOWN, OH TUE, NOV 5, 2019 COMPLETED

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Over the past year The Space Foundation has partnered with multiple regional and local organizations across the country to provide a set of resources for businesses (often in disadvantaged communities) to successfully participate in the commercial space industry and its related sectors.

Program Highlights Include:

9 on-site workshops in 9 different cities

325+ attendees to the onsite training workshops

15 webinars posted online with 748 total views with an average of 50 downloads per video

18 minority scholarships awarded to attend the Space Symposium

SPACE COMMERCE WEBINAR AND SPEAKER SERIES

An informative and engaging series of speaker events and webinars produced by the Space Foundation. We'll cover topics to include: Space in Our LivesGrowing Your BusinessAccess to Growth CapitalMining for CustomersManaging in the Aerospace IndustrySpace Commerce in the Future, and more!