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Panels Announced for Space Technology & Investment Forum 2016

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 20, 2016) – The Space Foundation is holding a by-invitation gathering of some of the most innovative, insightful and visionary professionals from the entrepreneurial and investment sectors of space and technology. Hear and meet more than 40 speakers in a unique and exclusive environment at the Space Technology & Investment Forum 2016, to be held Aug. 16 & 17 at JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square.

Learn what niches are hot and why, gain global industry insight and hear solution and success stories. Also learn the steps for various investment goals and approaches. Some of the panel discussions are:

  • “Hot New Tech”
  • “International Space Investment”
  • “Remote Sensing, an Investment Hotbed”
  • “Closing the Deal – Funding Success Stories”
  • “Hard Problems and Space Solutions”
  • “Hot Niches and Why They’re Hot”
  • “Impacts of the Legal and Regulatory Environment”
  • “Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: Where Investors and Government Funding Meet”
  • “Knowing Your Investor: Differences in Investment Goals and Approaches”

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Andrew Aldrin, Director of Buzz Aldrin Space Institute, Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology
  • Richard F. Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • John Higginbotham, Chairman and CEO, Blue Ridge Networks
  • Moriba Jah, Ph.D., Director of Space Object Behavioral Analysis, University of Arizona
  • Matt O’Connell, CEO, OneWeb
  • Richard Rocket, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, NewSpace Global

Participating companies include investors and innovators.

A3 by Airbus Group
Bee Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners
Canaan Partners
IHI Inc.
Lux Capital
Qualcomm Ventures
Raymond James
Seraphim Capital
Space Angels    
Starburst Accelerator

AAC Microtec
Astro Digital
Disrupt Space
Earth2Orbit, LLC
L3 Electron Technologies
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Made in Space
Phase Four
Planet Labs  
Tethers Unlimited
Tyvak-Nanosatellite Systems

Space is limited for the Space Technology & Investment Forum. See the complete speakers list at, and request an invitation at [email protected].

Co-sponsorship of the Space Technology & Investment Forum 2016 is provided by CASIS, Illuminate and Lockheed Martin. Satellite Finance is the the media partner. Supporting organizations include Silicon Valley Space Business Roundtable (SVSBR) and Space Angels Network.

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