The SGAC Incubator Program was launched in 2021 in an effort to better support space projects run by SGAC members globally. 

This program provides funding and support to project teams made up of SGAC members globally. In late 2020, SGAC announced a call for proposals from project teams and selected a number of projects to enter into the 2021 cohort. This is the first year that SGAC is running the Incubator Program, although we plan to continue offering the program annually to new cohorts. 

In its inaugural year, the 2021 cohort teams will develop their projects and engage in a number of activities to mature their ideas. In addition to financial support, the program will offer the project teams office hours, workshops, and networking opportunities, including a Demo Day towards the end of the year where all teams will get the opportunity to present their projects. However, the SGAC Incubator doesn’t end on Demo Day, the SGAC Incubator will establish an alumni network for the continuous support of the projects and beyond. Whether it’s a startup, non-profit, or research, we hope that this program will accelerate the goals and vision of SGAC members’ projects. 

The organization of the program is run by the SGAC Finance Team, please feel free to contact any of the members below with questions or ideas:

Josh Schertz – Treasurer [[email protected]]

Martina Lofqvist – Assistant Treasurer [[email protected]]

Jessica Lis – Event Finance Manager [[email protected]]

We will be announcing a call for proposals for the second cohort at the end of 2021.