PARIS — Twenty-two startup space companies, each having raised $1 million or more, have been selected as finalists in competition for “most promising” in terms of growth opportunities, with the five winners to be announced Sept. 11.
The FinSpace Awards, organized by the space-industry consultancy Euroconsult and Communications-Smart, a corporate communications company, will end with the five winners giving pitches to to Euroconsult’s annual World Space Business Week, scheduled Sept. 11-15 here.
Perhaps surprisingly for a worldwide competition, 15 of the finalists come from Europe, with three each from Germany and Britain; two each from Italy and Switzerland and one each from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands and Spain.
Four are from the United States, with one each from Canada, Japan and Singapore.
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