LAUNCHPAD is a 12-day European Space Agency (ESA) BIC DK pre-incubation summer program for selected entrepreneurs to create moonshot startups using space to benefit the earth.
The goal of LAUNCHPAD is to accelerate the growth of new space tech startups to go into ESA BIC DK incubation after LAUNCHPAD and receive a free-of-charge package of business coaching, technical support, and cash incentives of 50.000 EUR during an incubation period of up to 2 years.
The LAUNCHPAD program structure is heavily influenced by the world-renowned 24 Step Disciplined Entrepreneurship approach, created by Bill Aulet, used at MIT Entrepreneurship and Delta-V.
The program is highly selective, and the selected participants are in for 12 faced-paced, long, intense, and demanding days. LAUNCHPAD is no summer camp. Our goal is to get the participants from idea to VC-ready in less than two weeks.
What’s in it for me, you might ask.
When you participate in LAUNCHPAD, you are invited to an all-inclusive Demo Day by the ESA BIC DK. Here you have the unique opportunity to watch the current ESA BIC Denmark Incubatees pitch in front of some of Denmark’s leading Venture Capitalists and Business Angels. At the Demo Day the best LAUNCHPAD startups will also be presented.
Every LAUNCHPAD participant receives their very own space entrepreneur starter kit. The starter kit consists of a set of indispensable items for any space entrepreneur:
• ESA BIC DK x LAUNCHPAD T-Shirt
• ESA BIC Denmark keychain
• ESA BIC Denmark thermos bottle
• The book “24 steps to disciplined entrepreneurship” by Bill Aulet from MIT
All packed together in an ESA BIC Denmark tote bag.
You also get
• Specialized Business Development Support
• Technical Support
• World-class keynotes and talks by selected space entrepreneurs
• ESA BIC DK Incubator Application Support
• 24/7 workspace-access
The TOP 3 startups will also receive
A pre-seed grant of 10.000 DKK each, and extensive support to prepare their applications for the ESA BIC DK Incubator.