space Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition

Solve problems for the future of space and Earth

Announcing 2023 Best In Show Submissions

Best in Show Overall: XCESS

By Debbie W.

Congrats, Debbie!

Best in Show by Space Station Technology Badge Certified Entrepreneur: Project Linx

By Lena D. and Leonardo M.

Congrats, Lena and Leonardo!

Congratulations and thank you to all inaugural Space Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition participants. Thank you to the expert judges who took the time to review submissions. Sign up for the ICS Newsletter to stay up-to-date on Space Entrepreneurs Activities and participate in next year’s competition!

The Challenge

High school and undergraduate students are invited to join the first annual Space Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition, beginning January 25, 2023

  1. Research a problem that exists for people on Earth, people living in space (now or in the future), or the future of space exploration. 
  2. Create a business solution to that problem – focus on the idea itself, not actually creating a physical product. 
  3. Working by yourself or in a team of up to 5 students, create the three required submissions.

Required Submissions

After registering for the competition, participants are tasked with creating a business solution to an issue in the commercial space industry. Before the submission deadline on March 31, 2023, participants must create the following three submissions about that business idea.

Business Plan/Proposal

Write a business plan no longer than 10 pages in length

Pitch Deck

Design a pitch deck of 8-10 slides

Recorded Presentation

Present your pitch deck in a recorded presentation with your team

Although not required in order to participate in the Space Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition, enrolling in and completing the Space Entrepreneurs Academy or Space Station Technology Badge will walk students through everything they need to know in order to excel in this competition. This includes templates, videos, and extra resources on how to perfect these competition submissions.

Competition Guide

This free Guide to the Space Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition will walk you through the process from start to finish. 

Topics Covered:

  • Timeline
  • Entry Rules
  • Submission Requirements
  • Best Practices
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