2021 Hyperspace Challenge Schedule

1

Aug – Sept 8

Virtual

Submission Phase

During this phase, tech startups and universities who have signed up to participate are invited to attend one or more of a series of webinars to learn about specific government needs and interact directly with the government innovators sponsoring the problem. New content will be posted on HyperspaceChallenge.com on a regular basis in conjunction with these webinars, enabling interested participants to create a more informed proposal.

Following the webinars and ongoing content updates, companies interested in participating must submit a final proposal by September 8 to our evaluation platform, Valid Eval (you must be registered for webinars to receive the application) for review by a committee made up of business, technical, and government advisors. The proposal format and scoring rubric will be made available around August 24.

Note: See “What is the time commitment...” to get a sense of the commitment required to make the most of the opportunity for your startup.

2

Sep 20 – Sep 27

Virtual

Selection & Onboarding

The week of September 20th, accepted participants will receive an invitation to participate in the Accelerator and will be asked to confirm their participation no later than September 27.

3

Oct 4 – Dec 2

Virtual

2021 Cohort

To participate, companies will need to dedicate 2-3 hours per week during the months of October and November for a series of onboarding and educational workshops over video conferencing, as well as 1:1 conversations with government customers. These virtual sessions will cover trends in contracting with the government, pitching to government users, and other insightful topics.

4

Dec 2

 

Hyperspace Demo Day

Join government leaders, the venture capital community, selected tech startups, and other smallsat experts from academia and beyond in a celebration of the Hyperspace cohort. Join us December 2nd.