2020 Hyperspace Challenge Schedule


Aug – Sept 10



Submission Phase

During this phase, tech startups and universities who have signed up to participate are invited to attend one or more of a series of webinars to learn about specific government needs and interact directly with the government innovators sponsoring the problem. New content will be posted on HyperspaceChallenge.com on a regular basis in conjunction with these webinars, enabling interested participants to create a more informed proposal.

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  Following the webinars and ongoing content updates, companies interested in participating must submit a final proposal by September 10 to our evaluation platform, Valid Eval (you must be registered for webinars to receive the application) for review by a committee made up of business, technical, and government advisors. The proposal format and scoring rubric will be made available on or before August 24.

Note: See “What is the time commitment...” to get a sense of the commitment required to make the most of the opportunity for your startup.


Oct 1 – Dec 3



Selection & Onboarding

The week of September 28th, accepted participants will receive an invitation to participate in the Accelerator and will be asked to confirm their participation no later than September 28. To participate, companies will need to dedicate 2-3 hours per week during the months of October and November for a series of onboarding and educational workshops over video conferencing, as well as 1:1 conversations with government customers. These virtual sessions will cover trends in contracting with the government, pitching to government users, and other insightful topics.

Oct – Dec



Hyperspace Demo Day

The Hyperspace Accelerator Demo Day will be held virtually this year! Join government leaders, the venture capital community, selected tech startups, and other smallsat experts from academia and beyond in a celebration of the Hyperspace cohort. Tentative date is December 3rd.