Seeking Applicants for the 2023 AWS Space Accelerator

  • TechConnect
  • From United States
  • Responsive
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

What is the AWS Space Accelerator?
Now in its third year, the AWS Space Accelerator, delivered by TechConnect, is a hybrid technical, business, and mentorship opportunity open to space startups from around the globe who are looking to power their space missions using AWS. Our 2023 programming will take place from May 1 – May 25. Applications are open now through March 6. Startups will advance to a final round of selection on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.

2023 Accelerator Focus
In 2023, the AWS Space Accelerator will call on teams and resources from across Amazon, our customers, and partners to support a cohort of emerging startups to focus on cloud-powered solutions that support the sustainable and responsible use of space as an environment for years to come, as well as solutions that positively impact life on Earth. The AWS Space Accelerator will select a cohort of up to 15 startup companies worldwide who are seeking to use AWS to transform the future of space and help solve the biggest challenges in the industry.

Quote from previous cohort:
“Privateer Space is the data and intelligence platform empowering the future of space safety and sustainability by making accurate data on space objects easily accessible. Privateer believes that true space sustainability can be achieved when we understand space as part of our human ecosystem. That doesn’t involve just tracking satellites and debris accurately, but it also includes making intelligent use of space. Privateer is passionate about implementing principles of stewardship that will allow us to continue to learn and grow from all this frontier has to teach us. Our participation in the AWS Accelerator Program and overall partnership with AWS enables us to achieve scale, reliability, and accessibility of our services to empower a sustainable approach to space that benefits all of us.” – Alex Fielding, CEO Privateer

Startups selected to participate will receive:
Specialized AWS training
AWS Promotional Credits
Mentoring from domain and technical subject matter experts
Business development and guidance from both AWS and TechConnect
Networking opportunities with other startup cohort participants, VCs, customers and partners
Collaboration opportunities with AWS commercial and public sector customers and members of the AWS partner network


Program Details:

The AWS Space Accelerator is an intensive, advanced curriculum to help companies focused on the space domain to accelerate their growth using AWS. Selected startups will work with leading AWS experts to learn how to build and scale their cloud solution. The program provides participants with over 50 hours of support to each startup, AWS Promotional Credits, and access to both the AWS and TechConnect global networks to build connections and potentially gain pilots and partnerships. The program will also bring in space industry leaders to collaborate with startups to impact change.

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Who should apply?

When applying for this opportunity, we invite startups to propose innovative missions a variety of applications across the industry that focus on sustainability for space and sustainability from space. These may include solutions that support long-term sustainability of space operations, as well as those that positively impact sustainability and climate goals here on earth. We look for startups with the highest potential to make a global impact, those who are most able to capture value from the program, and those with the best fit for AWS.

How do I apply?

For more information and to apply, please visit this page. Applications will be open January 31 through March 6.

Program Timeline


  • January 31: Applications open
  • March 6: Applications close at 11:59 pm PT
  • March 17: Final cohort selection
  • April 11-13: Week Zero
  • May 1-25: Accelerator
  • Mid-July: Demo Day


The programming will be virtual, with an in-person Week Zero (New York) and an in-person Demo Day (San Francisco). Applicants may be accepted from all geographies, with the exception of those restricted by Amazon and US regulations. Participants will be at a variety of maturity levels to create a well-rounded cohort.

Related Keywords

  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Sustainability
  • Digitalization
  • Aerospace
  • Communications
  • Energy Market
  • space

About TechConnect

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