June 15, 2021, Indianapolis, IN — Pierce Aerospace announced that its joined the Techstars Space Accelerator, a Techstars program that, "focuses on the next generation of commercial space technology companies and related fontier technologies." The accelerator starts on June 7 and continues through Demo Day on September 2. Partners to the program include NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Arrow Electronics, IAI North America, Lockheed Martin, and SAIC.
"We are honored to be accepted into the prestigious Techstars Space Accelerator program where we join an amazing cadre of program partners and fellow startups that aim high, push the boundaries of frontier technology, and innovate in the government and commercial marketplaces," said Aaron Pierce, CEO of Pierce Aerospace. "Techstars brings a wealth of experience and proven methodologies of accelerating businesses. We look forward to growing the business and enhancing our Flight Portal ID Remote ID and Combat ID technology suite with Techstars."
“Techstars accelerators have one goal: to help entrepreneurs succeed. During each three-month program, we surround companies with the best mentors and an unrivaled network of corporate partners, investors, and alumni. We provide funding and fundraising opportunities, workshops and curated resources, not to mention countless moments where you can learn from your peers. It’s a proven model that’s helped build thousands of successful companies, all over the world.” - Techstars.
“Pierce Aerospace attracted our attention through their market leadership in innovative digital identification technologies, but most importantly, Techstars invests in teams. Pierce Aerospace is composed of a strong and experienced team that has delivered a series of strong proof-points as they’ve grown in the unmanned systems industry,” said Dr. Jonathan Fentzke, Managing Director. “We look forward to accelerating Pierce Aerospace. This is going to be fun.”
“We’ve already kicked off the acceleration process, in particular, working with program partner Arrow Electronics as we transition from prototypes to product deployment with commercial customers,” said Pierce. “Pre-program partner engagement has been phenomenal. Jonathan Fentzke has established one of the strongest program teams, mentorship pools, and group of corporate partners that I’ve ever seen in an accelerator program. Our whole team is privileged to have this group of people and corporations support our vision and join us on our journey.”
About Pierce Aerospace:
Pierce Aerospace, a Techstars backed company, is a Remote ID service provider focused on practical and robust integration of Remote ID services into the unmanned systems ecosystem. As an industry leader, Pierce Aerospace serves on the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team, ASTM F38 UAS Remote ID Committee, and the FAA’s Remote ID Cohort. Funds from the US Air Force and the State of Indiana support Pierce Aerospace’s developments in Remote ID, which were nominated as Indiana’s Innovation of the Year by Techpoint and awarded first place in Remote ID technology at AUVSI’s Xcellence Awards. Pierce Aerospace is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Racing Capital of the World. Visit www.pierceaerospace.net.