Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.

Here’s our round-up for July:

Starburst Accelerator are hiring!

Starburst Accelerator are looking to take on a partner with 10-15 years experience in Venture Capital and a track record of successful exits. Read about it here.

Image credit: Starburst Accelerator
Image credit: Starburst Accelerator

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Israeli Tech Founders

One Tech Entrepreneur and Investor outlines the traits possessed by most of the Israeli founders with whom he’s worked. He states how “Because these traits are instrumental to build a startup, their value bridges cultures. All entrepreneurs should recognise and try to develop these attributes.” Find out more here.

Image credit: Shutterstock.com
Image credit: Shutterstock.com

Commercial space exploration is no longer just for billionaires!

An article in MIT Technology review outlines how “extraterrestrial ventures are no longer limited to deep-pocketed tycoons.” It talks the latest in a string of substantial space investments. Read about it here.

SpaceX estimated to spend $300 million on Red Dragon mission

SpaceX’s “Red Dragon” concept envisions using a Dragon spacecraft with only minor modification to land on the surface of Mars as a precursor to later human missions. Read about it here.

Credit: SpaceX
Credit: SpaceX

First European Galileo-ready smartphone to hit stores

Spanish technology company BQ announced that their new Aquaris X5 Plus smartphone will be the first European Galileo-ready smartphone to hit the market. Read about it here.

NASA seeking ideas for use of space station docking port

As two companies move forward with plans to develop commercial modules for use on the International Space Station as precursors to independent space stations, NASA is soliciting concepts for use of a space station docking port. For further information read on here.

Michael Suffredini of Axiom Space showed July 14 this concept of a commercial module his company is considering for use on the International Space Station that could later serve as part of a standalone commercial space station. Credit: Axiom Space (via SpaceNews)
Michael Suffredini of Axiom Space showed July 14 this concept of a commercial module his company is considering for use on the International Space Station that could later serve as part of a standalone commercial space station. Credit: Axiom Space (via SpaceNews)

EU Commission Launches Copernicus Accelerator

Finalists from the Copernicus Masters competition will now benefit from a new Copernicus Accelerator initiative, funded by the European Commission and organised by AZO. This will get high-level professionals involved in a never-before-seen coaching programme regarding space and innovative solutions for business and society. Read about it here.