Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator launched its first ever Demo Day, with partners JPL, US Air Force, and Lockheed Martin, appropriately at the California Science Center on October 16 in downtown LA.
Techstars teamed up with Starburst accelerator in LA thanks to LA’s strong space tech industry, including NASA JPL, Lockheed Martin, Space X, and CalTech. JPL is a partner and sponsor of the accelerator.
“It became incumbent on JPL,” to start to work with startups on new ideas, rather than internal JPL teams, said Tom Cwik, JPL, Space Technology Program Manager. He said startups think differently from traditional space tech, and have many innovative ideas.
“Entrepreneurs are the most capable of change,” said Van Espahbodi, founder of Starburst Aerospace, an international aerospace accelerator.
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