In 2014 the NewSpace Business Plan Competition will sponsor a unique “Lightning Pitch” event in lieu of of the customary Business Plan Competition. The event will be held during the Space Frontier Foundation’s annual NewSpace Conference and sponsors will award over $20,000 in cash prizes for the top contestants.
This distinctive event has been designed to provide a competitive environment for participants, but to also be lively, energetic and exciting for the audience. The fast-paced competition will showcase 10 start-up companies who have a business idea that is either directly related to space, or is a space scalable technology.
What: 10 finalists teams will each give a 4 minute pitch, followed by a 3 min Question and Answer session where contestants will field provoking questions from the “Shark Tank” of Investor/Judges.
When: Presentations will take place during a 90 minute segment of the NewSpace conference morning agenda on Thursday, July 24th 2014. Later that evening, at an exclusive VIP reception, winners will be announced and cash prizes awarded.
How to Enter: E-mail your 3 page Executive Summary (in PDF or Microsoft Word format) directly to Compete@newspacebpc.com. In addition to the presentation of the business case for the enterprise, executive summaries should include a coherent explanation of how the company will help enable the opening of the space frontier.
Deadline: All Executive Summaries are due by 5:00pm EST on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.
Attendance Details: The competition will take place during the Space Frontier Foundation’s annual NewSpace conference, at the Double Tree San Jose. You can register to attend or learn more about the conference at newspace.spacefrontier.org.