The Space Frontier Foundation organizes the annual NewSpace Business Plan Competition. The 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.

NASA and Heinlein Prize Trust have announced sponsorship of the 2011 NewSpace Business Competition, to take place at the NewSpace 2011 Conference.  The Space Frontier Foundation lists prizes, submission deadlines, rules and other details on the Business Plan Comepetition’s NewSpace Conference Portal.

Competition Awardees:

1st Prize: $25,000 |  Altius Space Machines
2nd Prize: $5,000 | Celestial Circuits
3rd Prize: $2,500 |  Final Frontier Design

Watch the Competition:

Highlight Clip (3-min)
Full Version (1hr+)

Press on 2011 Winners:

Heinlein Prize Trust News
Hobby Space 


Thomas A. Olson
Project Manager
NewSpace Business Plan Competition
Twitter: NewSpaceCon / #NewSpaceBPC