CASSINI Business Accelerator

CASSINI Business Accelerator is a six-month acceleration programme offering top-level business and investment coaching, training, events, and more that brings together 20 of the top space startups in Europe. The accelerator is tailored to meet the needs of space companies in their growth stage that already have a product on the market and have achieved sales or pre-commercial success, and that want to sustain their commercial growth by developing new market opportunities.

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Looking For:

  • European startups and scaleups
  • Highly-ambitious and versatile founding teams
  • Proven commercial traction and product-market-fit
  • Looking to increase sales

The Programme


cross-industry synergies
International growth oriented, focus on sales, and investment
hybrid training
Access to key stakeholders across Europe
Collaboration between european accelerators
Unique collaboration between 58 pan-european accelerator locations
qualified mentors
Highly-qualified mentors for dedicated 1:1 sessions
Cross-industry synergies between space and non-space industries
mentoring and fundraising support
E-learning training and peer-learning. Monthly deep dive sessions & expert webinars.
non-dilutive financing
Fundraising support and a 75,000€ voucher for startups who successfully complete the programme
The Programme


Open Call

February 1 – March 31
Antenna aerospace

Applications for the first batch, from May-November, are open now. Apply before March 31, 2023.

Startup Selection


The programme team will assess all applications and select 20 participating companies per batch.

Batch Kick-off

Aerospacial image

In person batch meetup to kickoff the programme activities. All participating companies, lead coaches and accelerator teams will participate.

6 month programme

May – November
Image satellite

Focus on business and investment coaching, training, events & more. An accelerator tailored to meet the needs of your company.

Demo Day – Programme end

demo day

Marks the end of the programme, graduation of batch startups, through a networking event with investors.

CASSINI Business Accelerator

The CASSINI Space Entrepreneurship Initiative is a European Commission entrepreneurial support mechanism that cuts across all components of EU Space Programme. It offers actions targeted at the full entrepreneurial lifecycle – from idea generation to market entry and growth – and covers both the upstream and downstream sectors. The CASSINI Business Accelerator is part of the CASSINI initiative. Launched in January 2023, the CASSINI Business Accelerator is the biggest space startup accelerator in Europe. CASSINI includes a seed and growth fund, as well as hackathons and mentoring, prizes, a business accelerator, partnering and matchmaking. Launched in January 2023, the CASSINI Business Accelerator is the biggest space startup accelerator in Europe.