India Space Congress 2022 – Springboard for SpaceTech Startups

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New Delhi : The SpaceTech Entrepreneurs will have a defining moment at the SIA-India’s ‘India Space Congress 2022’ scheduled to be held between October 26-28, 2022 in New Delhi. At SIA-India’s India Space Congress 2022, 5 finalists of SpaceTech startups will be pitching their ideas to industry leaders and investors at the session ‘Pitch Right for Skyrocketing Start-ups’ on October 27, 2022. With the Government of India encouraging participation of private players and startups in the space sector, the private investment funds geared to pick the best 5 from space tech and the start-ups in the space ecosystem are geared up to claim their own slice of the USD 1.5 trillion pie.

The India Space Congress 2022, provides an opportunity for space entrepreneurs to showcase their business/business ideas on launch capabilities, Satellite systems that bring unique advantages, building communications or remote sensing satellite constellations, generating insights from space-based data, or even working on space sustainability. The start-ups have an opportunity to gain mentors to handhold them through the initial phase and offer their expertise to advise the mentors to help develop future leaders and galvanize personal and career development.

Dr. Subba Rao Pavuluri, President – SIA-India said, “The SpaceTech start-up ecosystem will play a pivotal role in scaling up India’s space program. At the India Space Congress 2022, start-ups will pitch their ideas to investors and mentors. The tenet of this pitch is to provide the SpaceTech entrepreneurs an opportunity to be mentored by some of the biggest names in the space and satellite communication industry. Ever since SIA-India’s formation, our endeavor has been to create an ecosystem where established industry members can mingle with the brightest SpaceTech entrepreneurs.”

Over 45 SpaceTech entrepreneurs have submitted their business ideas and more submissions are expected. The jury members include Vinod Kumar of IN-SPACe, Vivek Virmani, CEO-iDEX, Benjamin Zeituon of Starburst Ventures, Rahul Seth of Antler, and Raghu Das of E2MC.

The India Space Congress 2022 is supported by ISRO, IN-SPACE, NSIL, DoT, MoD, and the NITI Aayog apart from various domestic and international trade bodies.