ACCELERATE YOUR AIRPORT STARTUP

Which accelerator is right for you? No matter where you are in your startup journey, there’s an accelerator program for you. Join Starburst, the world’s first and only global aerospace and airport accelerator.

Since 2012, we’ve helped airport startups raise their next round, bring their products to market faster, and scale their businesses.

Our accelerator programs combine the best aspects of startups and MBA programs with our industry expertise and global network of industry leaders, investors, institutes, corporate partners, and more.

From passenger experience to future travel tech, meet the startups disrupting the airport sector!

APPLY TO AN ACCELERATOR
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Funding

Navigate government programs, find grant opportunities, connect with key stakeholders about acquisition processes, and meet partners who can facilitate international market traction.

Community

Get your messaging redefined, repositioned and amplified through our global network of future customers, fellow tech startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders in the airport, aerospace, and aviation sectors.

Mentorship

Learn from airport, aerospace and defense industry experts, gain personalized guidance, and exclusive access to the tools needed to build your business successfully.

Brand Equity

Validate your business model for industry leaders by participating in private industry pitches and speaking at partner events on innovation, passenger experience, IoT, urban air mobility, and more.

OUR GLOBAL PARTNERS

Starburst has 60+ global corporate and government partners all seeking novel tech to expedite their objectives, give them a competitive edge, and to accelerate customer discovery, pilots, purchases, investments, and acquisitions.

Our airport accelerator program helps startups scale their business with access to the largest group of corporate stakeholders to win their first $1M+ contract.

No one else has our comprehensive knowledge of industry trends, emerging technology and entrepreneurial landscape. From startups to Fortune 500, we’re committed to transforming the A&D sector. Partner with us to invest in proven, validated deep tech, in products that are changing electric flight, autonomous drones, climate monitoring, edge communication, AI, supersonic aircraft and so much more.

JOIN OUR GLOBAL PARTNER NETWORK
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Get access to outstanding industry partners

We helped a lot of startups with funding, support and consultation in order to push their ideas into the commercial market.

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OUR EXPERT MENTORS

Starburst has proven that this future-focused, diverse ecosystem of collaborators can bring our partners to the forefront of innovation. Connecting visionary founders in our airport accelerators to our extensive network of global leaders–fostered in our parallel consulting practice–has changed the industry.

Our mentors are passionate about supporting entrepreneurship through their own knowledge and networks and help our startups to address critical problems, refine strategy, develop product roadmaps, provide growth advisory, open doors, and create opportunity.

Mentorship in our airport accelerators is tailored to the needs of founders and mentors alike. Whether you need a mentor for long-term, short-term, or problem solving, we can make that connection for you.

BECOME A STARBURST MENTOR

COMPANIES SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ACCELERATOR PROGRAM ALSO GET ACCESS TO

Market Research
Get to know your potential customers, understand the competitive landscape, identify opportunities, define your value proposition, focus resources, and refine go-to-market and pricing strategy.
Government Resources
Navigate government programs, find the right grant opportunities and get guidance on proposals, talk with key stakeholders and decision makers about their acquisition processes.
Networking Events
Join our ecosystem! Meet your future customers, partners, technology scouts, fellow deep tech entrepreneurs and researchers, and venture capital investors with a proven track record in aerospace investment.
Speaking Engagements
Present to Starburst’s network of corporates and investors, participate in private industry pitches, and have opportunities to speak at partner events on innovation, fundraising, frontier tech, smart cities and IoT, mobility, cybersecurity and more.
Marketing and PR
Get your messaging and positioning right and amplify it through Starburst’s network. We will help you tell your story and reach your audience through social media, newsletters, and events.
International Mobility
Aerospace companies are global companies. Prepare for global expansion by diving deep into regulation, compliance and legal issues, and regional priorities and policies. Meet partners who can facilitate international market traction.
Market Research
Get to know your potential customers, understand the competitive landscape, identify opportunities, define your value proposition, focus resources, and refine go-to-market and pricing strategy.
Government Resources
Navigate government programs, find the right grant opportunities and get guidance on proposals, talk with key stakeholders and decision makers about their acquisition processes.
Networking Events
Join our ecosystem! Meet your future customers, partners, technology scouts, fellow deep tech entrepreneurs and researchers, and venture capital investors with a proven track record in aerospace investment.
Speaking Engagements
Present to Starburst’s network of corporates and investors, participate in private industry pitches, and have opportunities to speak at partner events on innovation, fundraising, frontier tech, smart cities and IoT, mobility, cybersecurity and more.
Marketing and PR
Get your messaging and positioning right and amplify it through Starburst’s network. We will help you tell your story and reach your audience through social media, newsletters, and events.
International Mobility
Aerospace companies are global companies. Prepare for global expansion by diving deep into regulation, compliance and legal issues, and regional priorities and policies. Meet partners who can facilitate international market traction.

READY TO APPLY?

APPLY TO A STARBURST ACCELERATOR
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AIRPORT ACCELERATOR Q&A’S
  • What is an airport accelerator program?
  • Airport accelerator programs are designed to help startups move from concept to commercialization faster by providing access to resources, education, mentorship, and funding to help companies grow and scale quickly.

    Airport accelerator programs typically last for a few months; After completing the program, startups are well-positioned to launch and grow their companies successfully.

  • How do I get into an airport accelerator program?
  • Our 5 expert tips on how to join an airport accelerator program:

    1.Make sure you’ve got an innovative business idea
    2.Have a minimum viable product (MVP) in place
    3.Execute to the point where you’re getting traction
    4.Build a strong team
    5.Network heavily

  • What does a startup accelerator do?
  • Startup accelerators help growth-driven companies through education, mentorship, and financing for a fixed period of time. They help companies define and build their products, identify customer segments, secure funding resources, and rapidly scale growth.
  • Do accelerator programs work?
  • For most startups, the answer is yes! First time founders usually need a lot of support, and an accelerator can help you by providing a playbook from past startups, making connections to investors, explaining the best ways to pitch and showing what a fund-raising cycle looks like.
  • What makes a good accelerator program?
  • A good accelerator program will focus on providing its startups with everything they need to succeed in the business world, which includes: mentorship, networking opportunities, funding sources. At Starburst, we provide all of these and more.
  • What is the best airport accelerator in Los Angeles?
  • Starburst is the first and only global aerospace and airport accelerator, connecting startups with corporates, investors and government, providing growth and investment opportunities for all. With offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, London, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Montreal, Madrid, Seoul and Singapore, we’ve built an ecosystem of key players with 9,000+ startups in our network.
  • What’s the difference between accelerators and incubators?
  • Incubators focus on early-phase startups that are in the product-development phase and do not have a developed business model. Accelerators focus on speeding up the growth of existing companies that already have a minimum viable product (MVP) in the hands of early adopters with an established product-market fit.
ABOUT STARBURST
“The Key actions which Starburst has taken for Momentus since we joined the accelerator included introductions to potential customers some of which we have been able to convert to customers and include in our $90M backlog of business.”
NEGAR FEHER
MOMENTUS
VP OF PRODUCT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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