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MoonshotX


An Innovation Engine for Humanity

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MoonshotX


An Innovation Engine for Humanity

 
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From fueling qualifying startups with capital and resources via our Hyperdrive accelerators to launching internal innovations and solutions for and with clients through our R&D skunk-works lab, MoonshotX is a commercial innovation engine turning great ideas into valuable outcomes.

 

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Hyperdrive


Working With Space Startups As They Reach New Heights

Hyperdrive


Working With Space Startups As They Reach New Heights

 
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Hyperdrive is the name of our for-equity accelerator programs. The series consists of 2, 12-week programs which provide investment to participating startups and prepares them for seed and Series A funding, respectively, with an understanding of the challenges and difficulties faced by deep-tech startups.

Hyperdrive is intended to provide access to space specific resources that can pause the progress of a space startup, such as fast access to in-space infrastructure for reaching greater technology readiness. Our intention is to develop a capability that will take a space startup facing 2+ years of effort to validate a space technology, and to reduce that time to a 3-month window to rapidly advance early mover advantage as well as increase space startup success rates.

We intend to prepare space startups that are investor friendly.

 

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Moonshot has joined forces with Startmate, Australia’s most successful technology accelerator

Startmate, Australia’s most successful technology accelerator, has joined forces with global engine for space startups, Moonshot, to supercharge the best space-tech startups in from around the world, in Australia.

Startmate has welcomed the best and brightest space-tech startups to its Melbourne cohort where they have access to the full Startmate program, funding and community. In parallel, Moonshot is bringing a high calibre network of space industry leaders, mentors, and investors, from across Australia and the globe.

Startmate CEO James Tynan says of the partnership, “It’s an historic time for space technology in Australia and we’re thrilled to be welcoming the best space-tech companies to supercharge their development alongside space industry leaders and a community of mentors and alumni with venture-backed success in areas like hardware, SaaS, health-tech, and marketplaces”.

Why Melbourne?

Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, a nation with a thriving space startup community. Recently, the federal government decided to invest AUD$300 million into the local space industry, including the formation of a new space agency that will greatly support space startups.

Melbourne is also where Moonshot is headquartered, and geographically anchoring our space mentor network of more than 100 individuals spanning 4 continents and our relationships with industry, universities, investors, and government, Melbourne is becoming a global hub for space technology innovation.

Why Moonshot?

We understand that space tech and related startups need support and services that are well beyond the scope of other accelerators. Many accelerators are designed for software companies, or are simply inflexible "copy and paste" programs not tailored or supportive at all for space and deep-tech startups.

We have designed an experience specifically to address the needs of space startups, and we are working with 4 teams participating in our inaugural program to take them to the next level.

What are the main details?

  1. Leverage a high caliber mentorship and relationships network spanning Oceania, Asia, North America and Europe.
  2. Specifically designed to help ambitious space startups who have more than an idea.
  3. $75k in seed funding as 2 SAFE notes (see a template here) with a $1m cap, each from Startmate and Blackbird VC respectively.
  4. 12-weeks duration in Melbourne.

Read more here, or contact Moonshot or Startmate for more information.