Heinlein NewSpace Business Plan Competition 2011


Intent to Compete forms due



Competition Organizer

Space Frontier Organization

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Technology - Other
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible

This business plan competition is open to ventures in the seed, startup or early growth stages. Competing companies must have a technology to advance the NewSpace movement. 

Important Dates

Intent to Compete forms are due on June 11, 2011. Teams who are invited to compete will be announced on July 1, 2011, and must submit a full business plan by July 12, 2011. The NewSpace Business Plan Competition will take place on July 29, 2011, and winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on July 30, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Teams will compete for a $5,000 grand prize.

Other Info

The NewSpace business plan competition traditionally includes a review of business plan submissions by space industry investors, a mini-boot camp at the annual NewSpace Conference, followed by finalist presentations, and announcement of a winner at the NewSpace Awards Gala.