Partner Incubator: Starbust

About Starbust:

STARBURST ACCELERATOR, founded in 2013, is the first startup accelerator entirely dedicated to Aerospace, Aviation and Defense in the world. Supported by AIRBUS GROUP, THALES GROUP, SAFRAN, LIEBHERR AEROSPACE, PANASONIC AVIONICS, AIRFRANCE KLM and many others, it covers today all Europe from its base in Paris and its newly opened antenna in Munich. In October 2015, Starburst Accelerator launched its Los Angeles office which is at the heart of an ecosystem gathering 8 corporate partners and over 120 American startups. STARBURST ACCELERATOR provides the startups with a set of services, enabling them to fast-track their growth: contacts with large aerospace decision makers, guidance for their first contracts, connections with investors, office space, and organization of regular thematic workshops.

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Ecosystem: Paris
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Creation:  2013

Startups incubated:  150

Currently incubated:  80

Maturity stage:
#Proof of concept,
#Business Development


Services included with the incubation


  • Individual mentoring:
    • A monthly private mentoring session of one hour and a weekly fifteen minutes follow-up
    • Business model and strategy challenge
    • Private meetings with key decision makers

Business services

  • Events
    • Participation in European events and trade shows like for example the Paris Air Show (Le Bourget) in form of a startup village / pitching sessions / matchmaking events
    • Group meetings with key decision makers of relevant industries (pitching sessions)
    • Participation to Starburst events and workshops (brainstorming, demo day, etc.)
  • Communication
    • Promotion of the startups on Starburst website and on all Starburst communication supports
    • Media coverage with Starburst events and press releases if relevant
  • Synergies
    • Meetings with the whole start-up ecosystem and participation in all the events (networking cocktails, networking breakfast, etc.)
    • Connection to all the relevant start-ups to create common projects
  • Selected startups will be welcomed to participate to the following events:
    • Private pitch sessions and/or pitching events
    • Networking breakfasts with Paris startups every month
    • Paris Air Show (Le Bourget): June 2017 and other trade shows/forums

    Services not included with the incubation (extra costs)

    Strategy consulting services such as:

    • Market sizing
    • Competitors Benchmark
    • Business plan elaboration & Fund raising
    • Merger & Acquisitions (at maturity and if relevant)
    • Market Penetration Strategy