Starburst Accelerator launches program in US

Starburst Accelerator said it has announced its US expansion. Starburst Accelerator, originally from Paris, launched its program in El Segundo, California, driven by the global demand of startups in the aerospace market seeking access to industry leaders and venture capital.

“Our expansion to El Segundo is simply a reflection of the tremendous innovation we are seeing within the aerospace industry across the globe–the future is now–and we are thrilled to be able to curate opportunities to invest in next generation technology disrupting the current approach to product development,” said Starburst Accelerator founder Francois Chopard. “We are changing the way the established players are innovating.”

The accelerator program offers startups an opportunity to showcase their business to leading corporations in the aerospace, aviation and defense industries. American sponsors for the Starburst USA program so far include: Boeing, Panasonic Avionics, Millennium Space Systems, Raytheon and Booz Allen.

The initial group of startups invited to pitch the Starburst Selection Committee range from new space, future aviation, connectivity, cabin, more electric aircraft, drone technology, simulation, artificial intelligence and VR, additive manufacturing, sensors, nano tech, new materials, and data analytics.

The program has received wide political support from the city, state, and federal level support.

Starburst Accelerator is a startup incubator dedicated to technology in aerospace where leaders gather to decide the future of aviation. Starburst has offices in Paris and Los Angeles.