The Space Startup Summit is your opportunity to learn about the most important trends for startups in the space industries, hear about collaboration happening between government and small business, and see successful startups in action!

At the event, hosted at Glorieta Station in Albuquerque’s innovation district, you'll hear about the latest trends in space industry investments, stories from startups who have successfully worked with government, and pitches from 14 selected startups from across the United States. These small businesses will pitch their companies to a panel of government innovators, contractors, and investor judges, explaining how their technology will address the needs of specific problems sponsored by government users. The winning team will be awarded cash prizes to spur exploration of contracting opportunities with the government.

We’re building the future of startup and government collaboration in space, will you join us?


About Hyperspace Challenge

Hyperspace Challenge brings together technology startups and government innovators from around the country to collaborate and solve real-world problems facing the space industry. 


Now in its second year, the program culminates in the selection of 14 small business to Albuquerque to meet with government innovators and industry experts. These government customers will explore how startups’ capabilities can be used to address the government's most pressing needs in the space industries. The three-day intensive will end with the Space Startup Summit, a half-day of conversations, pitches, and celebration centering around the state of the space industry for startups, the future of collaboration between space industry leaders and demos from the participating Hyperspace Challenge teams.


Look forward to the following as this year's event:

1:00 pm: Doors Open for Space Startup Summit at Glorieta Station

1:30 - 1:40: Opening Remarks

1:40 - 2:00:  State of the Space Startup Industry

    - Van Espahbodi – Starburst Ventures

2:00 - 2:30: The Future of Government and Startup Collaboration in Space:

    - Maureen Gannon – X-Bow Launch Systems

    - Cliff Massey – CrowdAI

    - Bon Strout – 317th Operations Support Squadron

    - Peter Wegner – Spaceflight Industries

2:30 - 3:00: BREAK -- Refreshments and networking

3:00 - 4:15: Hyperspace Challenge Pitches

4:15 + : Networking and awards ceremony

5:00 + : Food trucks and farewells

Optional after party at Marble Brewing


Travel Information

Glorieta Station is located in the heart of Albuquerque's innovation district. 

Parking Information

Glorieta Station is located to the south of Villa Myriam Coffee near Lomas and Broadway. Our team will be outside to help with parking, please park through the gates to the north of Villa Myriam, and do not park in Villa Myriam’s lot. The entrance to Glorieta Station is on the east side of the building.

Recommended Hotels: 

Hotel Andaluz

Hyatt Regency Downtown

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