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by Christine Souffrant Ntim category: Event
To accelerate the commercialization of space, Draper University has partnered with the Global Startup Ecosystem and Light Speed Innovations to host the first annual Space Tech Summit on January 23-24, 2018. The Space Tech Summit brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, pioneers, and creatives under one roof to address humanity’s grandest challenges via space technology. The summit also serves to bring key stakeholders that will accelerate both the exploration and the expansion of space into mainstream audiences.
The 2018 Space Tech Summit will achieve this by covering two themes. Part one is centered on “Ecosystem Influencers of Space Tech” which spotlights the unexpected leaders in space- from mainstream media reporters to celebrities. Insights from these leaders drives a new generation of change makers leveraging space tech for humanity. Part two is centered on “The Future Exploration and Commercialization of Space” with an analysis of the technologies being used to kick off startups, SME’s and enterprises; along with a deep dive look into the contributions of VC fund managers, angel investors, research think tanks, governments and corporate innovators to drive the space industry to new heights.
The event will host speakers from Google, X-Prize, IBM, NASA, SpaceX, Boeing, Amazon and more. Over 20+ media representatives from Space News, Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired Magazine, Tech Crunch and more will also be in attendance.
Tim Draper, legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist founded Draper University in 2012 with a vision and belief that in order to change the world we have to change education. In the last four years, Draper University alumni have created 371 companies, raised $89M+ in early stage funding, 27 have been accepted into YC, 500 and other accelerators and 7 have been recognized in Forbes 30 under 30.
About Global Startup Ecosystem:
Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the world’s largest ecosystem accelerator with a mission to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age. GSE graduates over 1000 startups from 90+ countries a year entirely online and has been featured featured in Forbes, Inc Magazine, SXSW, Disrupt Africa and more. GSE also is the host of the world's first digital accelerator for space innovators via Space Startup Ecosystem.
About LightSpeed Innovations:
LightSpeed Innovations is an aerospace focused business accelerator that sources and mentors aerospace entrepreneurs and startup companies. LightSpeed also runs the Frontier Tech Investment Network (FTIN), a network, connecting experienced investors with early stage startups aiming to commercialize ‘Deep Tech’.
Space Tech Summit Team:
Christine Souffrant Ntim
Host at Space Tech Summit. (Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur.Speaker.Event Host.)