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.
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.
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.
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.
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.