In brief: SpaceCom offering $100K Google Cloud prize for space start-ups.

Commercial space start-ups will be playing for big cloud time at the SpaceCom Entrepreneur Challenge in Houston.  Winner of the November 28 session pitch will get $100,000 in Google Cloud credits.

The SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit (SES) brings together early-stage space startup and investors for a full day of workshops and activities to stimulate investment and growth in the commercial space sector. Along with workshops and the Entrepreneur Challenge plenary session pitch, there will also be a show floor pavilion showcasing innovative startup companies.

Google Cloud for Startups has agreed to award $100,000 in Google Crowd credits to the competition winner, $20,000 in credits for runners up and $3,000 in credits for every qualified entrant in the competition.  Other prizes include a guaranteed extended meeting with an investment firm, a speaking role at SpaceCom 2019 and a booth at SpaceCom 2019. The top winner will also get meeting with at least three investment firms.

To apply to participate in the Entrepreneur Challenge or attend SES, please visit

Doug Mohney

Doug Mohney, a principal at Cidera Analytics, has been working and writing about IT and satellite industries for over 20 years. His real world experience including stints at two start-ups, a commercial internet service provider that went public in 1997 for $150 million and a satellite internet broadband company. Follow him on Twitter at DougonTech or contact him at dmohney139 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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