The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator and Techstars Allied Space Accelerator announced the names June 8 of companies selected to participate in their 2020 classes.
The Techstars Allied Space Accelerator, established late last year with the support of the U.S. Air Force, Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Ministry of Defence and Norwegian Space Agency, selected ten startups for its inaugural class.
The 2020 class includes: AlphaBBL, a New York firm developing multi-source imagery data fusion and predictive analytics to monitor oil storage facilities; AnsuR, a Norwegian communications software company; Arway, a London firm creating location-based tools; Houston-based Cognitive Space, a company harnessing artificial intelligence for autonomous satellite operations; Ellipsis Earth Intelligence, a Dutch firm focused on geospatial monitoring; Boston-based Hosta Labs, a company that provides structural assessment with artificial intelligence; Kayhan Space, a space situational awareness firm based in Boulder, Colorado; SaltyCloud, an Austin, Texas, cybersecurity company; Germany’s Space Products and Innovation GmbH, a firm developing plug-and-play satellite manufacturing tools; and Vake, a Norwegian startup applying artificial intelligence to satellite imagery.
The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, established in 2019, named ten startups to participate in its second class. They are Singapore-based Bifrost, a firm using artificial intelligence to label datasets; Holos, a Madison, Wisconsin, augmented and virtual reality startup; Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Infinite Composites Technologies, a developer of composite pressure vessels and structures; Lux Semiconductors, an Albany, New York, firm developing system-on-foil electronics; Natural Intelligence Systems of Boise, Idaho, an artificial intelligence startup; Prewitt Ridge, a Los Angeles engineering software firm; Satim Inc., a Polish, satellite monitoring firm; Urban Sky, a company collecting Earth imagery with balloons; vRotors, a Los Angeles remote control drone company; and WeavAir of Toronto, which developed a platform to monitor air quality.