LEXINGTON, Ky. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Space Tango, the nation's first business accelerator specifically for space enterprises and entrepreneurs, has set 5:00 PM ET on Monday, December 16, 2013 as the deadline for applications for its spring 2014 program.
"New opportunities (including adjacent applications) lie in developing entrepreneurial ideas, companies and products that enable the further exploitation of space,” said Kris Kimel, founder of Space Tango. “These involve small high-value satellites and space platforms, the International Space Station (ISS) and opportunities in biotechnology, exomedicine, novel materials, energy, education, game design and development as well as areas and applications not yet imagined."
In the initial round, Space Tango will accept up to six companies from across the U.S. and globally. Each enterprise will receive funding of up to $20,000 and participate in a twelve-week onsite program that will provide a complete constellation of services, advisors and networks necessary to successfully start and grow an entrepreneurial space-driven business.