The Center for Space Commerce and Finance

NewSpace Business Plan Competition

The NewSpace Business Plan Competition will have up to 4 competitions, around the world in 2019. Sign up to be the first to know about upcoming competitions, submission deadlines, and more.

Space Investment Summit

In 2019, the Center for Space Commerce and Finance will host at least two Space Investment Summits. Sign up to be the first to know about upcoming summits and other investor programming.

Building and expanding the


Through personalized education and engineered financial tools for both entrepreneurs and investors, we catalyze space commerce for industrialization, exploration, and settlement.


The world's longest-running space business plan competition

In the last decade, over 200 companies have participated in the competition and associated educational programs, gaining real-world fundraising experience and practical advice to improve their business ideas. We have awarded over $350,000 in cash prizes to promising startups, through various regional and national events. Along the way, more than 60 companies were publicly showcased to investors and customers, catalyzing millions in deal flow.

Providing accredited investors with practical and actionable information

The Space Investment Summit (SIS) is a one-day educational event designed to provide the investment community with an in-depth understanding of investing in this new industry. SIS features speakers and panel discussions from leading space investors and top space entrepreneurs, providing the audience with a unique look into the space industry’s market dynamics, investment climate, exit strategies, unique concerns and opportunities, and more.


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What Are the Judges Looking For?

What Are the Judges Looking For?In both our preliminary, online judging and during our in-person finalist events, the NewSpace Business Plan Competition (NewSpace BPC) judges use a 12-factor scoring system. The system has been developed over years of interacting with...

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