SCOUT Announces Acceptance into Techstars Space Accelerator
June 7, 2021 - SCOUT is excited to join the Techstars Space Accelerator. This is a tremendous opportunity to engage with like-minded companies and network with the industry experts who support the company’s vision of building a safer and more sustainable space ecosystem.
In between the upcoming Tenzing Tanker-001 mission and an ongoing team expansion, SCOUT will be working alongside leading experts and stakeholders in the space industry and government to scale space-based situational awareness technology and capabilities to de-risk spaceflight.
SCOUT’s focus on revolutionizing space safety is in line with Techstars’ focus on challenging the status quo. Jonathan Fentzke, PhD, Managing Director of the Techstars Space Accelerator and experienced founder, mentor, and investor, spoke about SCOUT’s vision: “The SCOUT team recognizes that what they’re doing is important, and they act like it. Space is a contested domain, and what they’re building is something of such tremendous strategic value that no one should be able to ignore it.”
Eric Ingram, SCOUT CEO, remarked: “We are excited to join forces with Techstars on this important journey. It is energizing to work with a partner who is aligned with our vision on space safety. We have experienced tremendous success as of late, especially with our first mission launching later this month, and our partnership with Techstars will accelerate our efforts as we take the company to the next level. With the current growth of the space industry, the ability to de-risk what will be common operations will become increasingly critical. Techstars sees the value in what we’re developing and we’re incredibly happy to have their support.”
SCOUT is one of 10 exceptional start-ups accepted to the accelerator this year, and will engage with investors and supporters aligned with the missions of SCOUT and Techstars through the upcoming months. They are preceded by a network of archetypal start-ups in the space industry which have raised millions of dollars and built out critical space capabilities. The Techstars Space Accelerator is supported by partners including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the United States Air Force, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Arrow Electronics, and IAI North America.