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  • Space Act Agreement renewed
  • E space overview 2011

    1. 1. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed from a partnership of the University of Colorado and Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems Group 2011 Call for Venture Companies eSpaceCenter.org 303/630-1611 [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>Support the creation and development of entrepreneurial space companies </li></ul><ul><li>Commercialize the technologies they create </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the workforce to fuel their growth </li></ul>
    3. 3. Aerospace mfg infrastructure Seed Grants $20K Experienced CEO Agency relationships University student workforce Coordinate with SBIR SBIR Mentorship Congressional relationships CO government relationships Industry relationships Private equity investment Classified work Non-engineer workforce Office space and infrastructure eSpace Incubator Resources Business Elements Relationships Funding Entrepreneurial mentorship Business plan development
    4. 4. The eSpace Incubator Process Venture contacts eSpace eSpace evaluates venture against eSpace resources 10Q + initial meeting Decline eSpace not likely to catalyze success Clear benefit from multiple eSpace resources Propose eSpace partnership eSpace and venture sign partnership agreement Request proposal: How can eSpace resources catalyze success? Not clear if eSpace can support Mentor assigned Identification of resources needed Venture, mentor, and eSpace work together toward success Decline
    5. 5. eSpace 10Q Income potential: value vs. cost? Team? Who will invest: champions? IP, market protection position? Revenue potential? Significance of problem? Solution to the problem? Problem Addressed? Competition? Cost to be market ready? <ul><li>10Q Enables: </li></ul><ul><li>Venture self-evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of development areas </li></ul><ul><li>Determination of viability </li></ul><ul><li>eSpace/venture discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-business plan </li></ul>
    6. 6. 18-Month Results 2008-2010 <ul><li>30 Round I Applicants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 incubated; 16 SBIR proposals submitted; 3 won </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 graduates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>15 Round 2 Applicants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 incubated; 6 SBIR proposals submitted; 4 won </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scope of Ventures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware and software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual-use technology applications (aerospace and commercial) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products, services, consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research grants </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. eSpace Incubator Program Current eSpace Participants 6DoF Ground instruments for space exploration CU MS student ACTA Nano-particles for heat transfer   BCT Small control moment gryos   KYG Nantennas for 24 hour radiation to electricity CU MS students NDP Secure customized data transmission to earth   Next Giant Leap Google X-Prize contestant   TIGON EnerTec Hybrid propulsion CU faculty/students SAS Tracking orbital debris   Zybek Air impact reactor processes any material to nanoparticles  
    8. 8. Venture Design Program <ul><li>2009-11: $240,000 supported 102 students in eight+ Venture Design projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CubeSat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-jet engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LIDAR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperion (graduate) and Solstice (undergraduate) in support of TIGON EnerTec incubated company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid Propulsion Rocket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smartsondes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunar Lander </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two $5,000 fellowships for entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Supported proposals for two Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Integrated Sensing in Extreme Environments (ISEE) through NSF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAA Center of Excellence for Commercialization of Space Transportation </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Straight to Space Program <ul><li>eSpace collaborates with industry and academia to provide life-changing career opportunities for high school, community college, and university graduates. </li></ul><ul><li>2009: Placed 31 individuals in 10 entrepreneurial companies </li></ul><ul><li>2010-11: Placed 7 individuals to date </li></ul>
    10. 10. Five Years Later What has eSpace Accomplished? <ul><li>Hundreds to thousands of direct and related aerospace jobs created </li></ul><ul><li>Dozens of entrepreneurial companies created </li></ul><ul><li>New pipeline developed for aerospace workforce development </li></ul><ul><li>Commercialization of university, industry, and lab technologies </li></ul><ul><li>eSpace a self-sustaining, thriving, entrepreneurial not-for-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Model that can replicate in other states, broadening national impact </li></ul><ul><li>Rocky Mountain Aerospace Corridor as the center of mass for entrepreneurial space </li></ul>
    11. 11. Accepting Incubator Applications Now <ul><li>Accelerate Your Start-Up at eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Grants </li></ul><ul><li>CEO Mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Office Space </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Agency & Industry Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>http://eSpaceCenter.org </li></ul><ul><li>303/630-1611 </li></ul><ul><li>4001 Discovery Drive, Suite 290 </li></ul><ul><li>Boulder, CO 80303 </li></ul>