https://www.mercatus.org/emergent-ventures is a low-overhead fellowship and grant program that supports entrepreneurs and brilliant minds with highly scalable, "zero to one" ideas for meaningfully improving society. Mercatus Center faculty director Tyler Cowen administers the program.
1517 FUND - 1/20/24
ABL SPACE SYSTEMS - We build rockets to launch small satellites
AI ENGINEER 1/20/24
AGILE SPACE - A propulsion solutions provider, specializing in hypergolic propellants. - 1/20/24
ARMADA - 1/20/24
ASYLON ROBOTICS is the only full-service American robotic perimeter security company. We leverage drones, robots, software, and AI to automate security operations.
ATOMIC - Building the world's first AI-powered tool & die maker
CUBIT CAPITAL - 1/20/24
DECISIVE POINT is a venture capital firm investing critical technologies for defense, energy, and infrastructure.
FIRESTORM LABS - Firestorm is developing mission-adaptable aerial vehicles and upending the procurement cost paradigm - 1/20/24
FIREHAWK AREO - 1/20/24
FREEFORM - 1/20/24
GALVANICK - Cybersecurity for the world of Atoms.
GRAVITICS - Gravitics manufactures advanced space station modules and free-flyers that enable incredible possibilities in space
HARBINGER MOTORS is dedicated to bringing electrification to every segment of the commercial and specialty vehicle industries.
HADRIAN - Building the planet's most efficient factories to accelerate a free, abundant, spacefaring future
ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity.
KAYYO - Personal AI MMA Trainer In Your Pocket
LAUNCHER - Develops E-2 liquid rocket engine (a Vast company)
LONGSHOT SPACE - 1/20/24
ORBITFAB - Gas Stations in Space
PLASMOS SPACE - Builds most advanced propulsion systems and mobility infrastructure in space for our multi-planetary future.
RAINMAKER - 1/20/24
ROBOFLOW - Build & use computer vision models fast
SARONIC is building cutting-edge unmanned surface vehicles that enable maritime security and domain awareness by combining premier hardware, software and AI.
STOKE SPACE - We're on a mission - starting with 100% reusable rockets
URSA MAJOR - We make high-performing rocket engines for space launch and hypersonics, right here in America - 1/20/24
VARDA SPACE is building the world's first industrial space manufacturing platform and earth re-entry logistics
VAST - Vast is developing artificial gravity space stations to expand humanity across the solar system.