IAF Startup Pitch Session

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 14:45 – 16:15
Location: Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall

The IAF Startup Pitch Session is an event where startups will be able to present their companies in front of an audience and get feedback from a panel of world renowned judges.

The 10 startups with the most compelling applications will be short-listed and notified on September 10th. On October 2nd, Each start-up will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea or business and 2 minutes to answer questions from the judges. The winning startup of this Pitch Session, will get access to exclusive coaching sessions from Airbus Bizlab and from Boeing Horizon X, and will receive an IAF Certificate and goodies bag. Lockheed Martin will award the winning startup with up to three free registration to the IAC2019.

In addition, OHB will be awarding the two startups with the most amount of public votes, with the following:

  • 2nd Prize: diploma and bag of goodies
  • 1st Prize: diploma, bag of goodies, consultancy session with OHB Venture Capital (with 300€ to partially cover any travel costs), and a second pitch opportunity at the OHB Fostering Innovation Session in the OHB Booth on Wednesday at the IAC.

The IAF will also provide the two startups with the most amount of public votes with IAF goodies bags.

The 10 Startups that have been selected to participate in the IAF Startup Pitch Session are:

  • Space Products and Innovation (SPiN)
  • Sensovo GmbH
  • Dawn Aerospace
  • AlphaLink
  • Insitek
  • Precious Payload Inc.
  • Manastu Space Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Virtual Space Systems
  • Valispace

Organized by:

IAF Industry Relations Committee

Masters of ceremony


Founder and CEO, Chipsafer


Kyle Acierno

Vice President for Global Sales, ispace, inc


Bruno Correia Da Costa

Accelerator Director, Starburst

Jonathan HUNG

Founder & President, Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL)


Michael Lohnert

Investing Director, Boeing HorizonX


Senior Advisor, Luxembourg Space Agency


Rolf Janovsky

Director Predevelopment, Space System Studies & Proposals, OHB System AG-Bremen

Ahsan Choudhuri

Director, NASA MIRO Center for Space Exploration & Tech Research, University of Texas at El Paso


Director of Federal and Government Programs, Bowling Green State University

United States of America

Antje Bulmann

Manager and Coach, Airbus BizLab – Aerospace Accelerator

Chris Moran

Vice President, Corporate Development & Executive Director and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Grégory Pradels

CEO, Newspace Factory

Team Germany

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor


Media Partners