Space capital, space corporates, and space testing

Accelerate your start-up’s commercial development and reduce your time to market.
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Backed by Seraphim Capital, the world’s only SpaceTech Venture Fund, Seraphim Space Camp is a programme dedicated to the rapidly growing SpaceTech start-up sector. 

We’re on a mission to help Seed & Series A SpaceTech companies become sector-specific ‘investment-ready’ and to facilitate commercial relationships with unique space corporate partners.

Programme focus

The Space Camp programme is designed to give sector-specific customer and investor to the teams. This is How we plan to do this:
Exceptional speakers

We bring in keynote speakers who have been successfully disrupting the SpaceTech market. These are leaders who have been through the same experiences and in a great position to be offering a slice of real-life experiences and advice.

Our speakers have included Michael Jones, (ex-CTO of Google Earth and Seraphim Capital managing partner) Candice Johnson (Co-founder of SES), and Peter Platzer (CEO Spire Global)

Engagement with decision-makers

Our partners are some of the premier space corporate leaders,: Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Cyient, Dentons, SES, ESA and the UK Space Agency. Senior representatives of each organisation provide relevant business and commercial advice, offering valuable insights into the processes of working with some of the leading companies in the SpaceTech industry and early exposure to key company decision-makers.

SpaceTech VC perspective

Space Camp is not just an accelerator programme, as one of our companies you also benefit from Seraphim’s wealth of experience and contacts from corporate backers. You will be helped to understand the ‘VC Mindset’, giving you the inside edge when it comes to gaining investment.

Expert guidance

Throughout the programme you have a whole team brings a wealth of specialised experience on-hand to advise and guide you. There is a dedicated Space Camp Team dedicated to the running of the programme, who will support you throughout the programme and will facilitate collaborations and knowledge-sharing with peer founders. You are also expertly matched with with your very own Space Camp mentor and EiR who are here to guide you on your journey and help you to accelerate your business.

Alumni Community and Blast off

With partners and previous cohorts integrated in the community, and access to the Seraphim Space Camp database; the alumni network will pay a key role in your development through(out) the programme and beyond.. This productive circle of knowledge sharing can be used to aid learnings, supply insider information, and provide mentors for constructive feedback.

How does the program work?

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Step one APPLICATION
Step two BOOTCAMP DAY
Step three PROGRAMME
Step four PITCH AND DEMO DAYS
Step five POST SPACE CAMP
 

Space Camp Sponsors and Seraphim Space Fund Partners

Space Camp is supported by leading Corporate Sponsors and the Seraphim Space Fund Corporate Investors and Partners
ERDF
First Derivatives
Surrey Satellite Technology
Airbus Defence and Space
ESE- European Space agency
SES
Rolls-Royce
CapitalEnterprise

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  • Startups
    EXPLORERS WANTED

    Benefits for the teams 

    • Getting sector-specific ‘Investment-ready’
    • High potential for ‘Proof of Concept ‘
    • Trials with key Space Corporates
    • In-depth space technical and commercial expertise and mentoring
    • Business and commercial advice to help go-to-market, financial modeling and scaling
    • Access to the network of world-leading Space / Geospatial / Data Analytics Corporates and close connections to the UK SpaceTech ecosystem

    The programme will be specifically targeted at start-ups that have the ability to significantly scale their businesses, who typically have already been through an acceleration process before and might have already raised a first round of funding. We are addressing teams who can identify challenges from the Corporate Partners and be ready to address opportunities to run a commercial “Proof of Concept” and implement quickly and innovatively.

    Besides being the first UK SpaceTech acceleration programme, Space Camp is uniquely positioned to stand out because it’s being built by the founding team of Seraphim Capital, a leading figure in the global space technology VC, with access to resources form its incredible corporate backers, key global and local space institutions and experienced mentors that will have the role to provide key business and commercial advice.

    CORPORATES
    WHY GET INVOLVED?

    Benefits for the corporates

    • Brand alliance with a world leading Space Tech fund and Marketing opportunities
    • Moving beyond ‘not invented here’ to’ Proudly sourced elsewhere’
    • Exposure to high quality deal flow and a top-tier selection of SpaceTech startups
    • Workshop creation and opportunity to create direct interaction with the start-ups
    • Opportunities to set challenges - ‘Proof of Concept’ / Pilots
    • Technology and talent pipeline
    • Platform adoption and start-up packages post-programme

    Seraphim Space Camp is the world’s first accelerator programme dedicated to the rapidly growing SpaceTech start-up sector. Space Camp is the ‘VC Mind-set’ accelerator with the opportunity for significant corporate exposure to one of the most impactful new areas if technology.

    To support the programme, Seraphim Space Camp is offering Corporate Partners a range of opportunities to participate with the programme and engage with the ‘best of breed’ high growth technology companies, selected through Seraphim’s significant expertise and dealflow as the world’s first SpaceTech focused fund.

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