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In the end of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator in October 2019, businesses pitched their ideas throughout an event in Los Angeles to business partners and investors. In 2020the occasion will occur online on account of this COVID-19 pandemic. Charge: Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator
SAN FRANCISCO – Techstars Allied Space Accelerator and The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator declared the titles June 8 of businesses selected to participate in their 2020 classes.
The Techstars Allied Space Accelerator, established late last year with the support of the U.S. Air Force, Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Ministry of Defence and Deadly Space Agency, selected ten startups for its inaugural course.
The 2020 class includes: AlphaBBL, a New York company developing multi-source vision data fusion and predictive analytics to monitor oil storage facilities; AnsuR, a Norwegian communications software company; Arway, a London company creating location-based resources; Houston-based conversational Space, a company harnessing artificial intelligence for autonomous satellite operations; Ellipsis Earth Intelligence, a Dutch company focused on geospatial observation; Boston-based Hosta Labs, a business which provides structural evaluation together with artificial intelligence; Kayhan Space, a space situational awareness firm located in Boulder, Colorado; SaltyCloud, an Austin, Texas, cybersecurity company; Germany’s Space Products and Innovation GmbH, a company developing plug-and-play satellite production tools; and Vake, an undercover startup applying artificial intelligence to satellite imagery.
The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator named ten startups to participate in its course. They’re Singapore-based Bifrost, a company using artificial intelligence to tag datasets; Holos, a Madison, Wisconsin, augmented and virtual reality reality startup; Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Infinite Composites Technologies, a developer of composite pressure vessels and structures; Lux Semiconductors, an Albany, New York, company developing system-on-foil electronics; Natural Intelligence Systems of Boise, Idaho, an artificial intelligence startup; Prewitt Ridge, a Los Angeles engineering software company; Satim Inc., a Polish, satellite monitoring company; Urban Sky, a company amassing Earth vision with balloons; vRotors, a Los Angeles remote control drone company; and WeavAir of Toronto, which developed a stage to monitor air quality.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made both accelerators to change their own programs. The Techstars Allied Space Accelerator was designed as a virtual program prior to the pandemic but had been expected to culminate in an occasion in September.
“Due to COVID, we are going to be baselining an electronic Demo Day,” Jonathan Fentzke, Techstars Allied Space Accelerator managing director told SpaceNews. “Our intention is to engage people in some live-action events which culminate on Demo Day.”
In contrast, since it had with its inaugural course, the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator meant to attract participating companies to Los Angeles for the three-month application. While COVID-19 makes this impossible, Matt Kozlov sees some advantages of becoming a virtual accelerator.
In 2019, most Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator partners and mentors went to Los Angeles to take part. Now that the accelerator is virtual,”mentors and partners are much closer to the app,” Kozlov said. “We believe there will be a great deal more connectivity for a result.”