NewSpace Business Pitch Competition

Friday, May 26th, 2017 during the Business Track

Organized by The Center for Space Commerce & Finance

The Center for Space Commerce & Finance (CSCF), in collaboration with the National Space Society and the Heinlein Prize Trust, will sponsor a “shark tank” style startup business competition, as part of a series of regional events leading up to the 2017 NewSpace Business Plan Competition. The St. Louis NewSpace Business Plan Competition will be held in conjunction with this year’s International Space Development Conference (ISDC), a premier Space conference which is a nexus for industry, government, scientists, advocates, and the public.


The competition will be held on May 26th, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel during the Business Track of the ISDC. Each business will have a total of 15 minutes to present their business pitch and answer questions before a panel of judges.


The winner of the St Louis regional event will receive a $2,500 cash prize, courtesy of the Heinlein Prize Trust. The winning team will also be guaranteed the opportunity to compete at the national NewSpace Business Plan Competition, to be held at the New Worlds Institute Conference in Austin, TX on November 10-11, 2017