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 provide keynote speakers who have a proven track record within the SpaceTech value chain. These entrepreneurs can provide the startups with the benefit of their substantial experience and offer insight into their successes. Our speakers have included Michael Jones (ex-CTO of Google Earth & Managing Partner at Seraphim Capital), Candace Johnson (Co-founder of SES) and Peter Platzer (CEO of Spire Global).

Engagement with decision-makers

We partner with industry leaders who are interested in utilising the benefits of SpaceTech including Airbus, Capital Enterprise, Cyient, ESA, Inmarsat, Rolls-Royce, SA Catapult, SES, Surrey Satellite Technology, Telespazio & The UK Space Agency.

Senior representatives of each organisation provide relevant business insight, commercial viability advice and partnership opportunities.

SpaceTech VC perspective

Space Camp is not just an accelerator; as one of our companies you will benefit from Seraphim's wealth of investor and operator experience, as well as corporate connections. During the programme you will develop an understanding of the 'VC mindset'; helping you to master the fundraising process and become 'investment ready'.

Expert guidance

Whilst on the programme you will have access to a range of resources. A dedicated Space Camp team will be on hand to facilitate the running of the programme, foster corporate engagement and provide in-house operational support. You will benefit from direct access to the entire Seraphim Capital team, who are in the position to provide invaluable investment advice. Additionally, each company will have the opportunity to liaise with corporate mentors and our Experts-in-Residence. The support is provided via a series of 1:1 sessions, keynote speeches, workshops and 'fireside chats'.

Alumni and the Space community

With each Mission, our community increases not only in number but also in value. Startups on the programme are given access to our alumni platform upon joining, enabling direct contact with previous Mission companies and our corporate partners. Through this, startups are able to share ideas and contacts; contributing to an ever-growing SpaceTech ecosystem.

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

Start your journey with Space Camp

  • Startups
    PIONEERS WANTED

    We are looking for companies that are transforming global industries by addressing a number of issues that SpaceTech can solve. 

     

    This will be teams that have the ability to significantly scale their businesses, are ready to run a commercial 'Proof of Concept' project and can implement quickly and innovatively.

     

    Benefits for the teams 

    • Getting sector-specific 'Investment Ready' 
    • Access to our network of world-leading SpaceTech corporate partners which can lead to trials/Proof of Concept projects
    • In-depth space technical and commercial expertise and mentoring 
    • Business and commercial advice to help go-to-market plans, financial modeling and scaling

    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?

    Space is a multi-billion dollar industry and one of the fastest growing areas of tech investment. 

     

    We are offering our corporate partners a range of opportunities to participate in the programme and engage with the 'best of breed' high growth technology companies selected through Seraphim's significant expertise and dealflow. 

    Benefits for partners

    • Brand alliance with a world-leading SpaceTech fund and marketing opportunities
    • Exposure to high-quality deal flow and a top-tier selection of SpaceTech startups
    • Workshop creation and the opportunity to engage in productive interactions with the start-ups
    • Technology and talent pipeline
    • Moving beyond ‘not invented here’ to’ Proudly sourced elsewhere’

    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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