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Space Investment’s Final Frontier is Just Weeks Away

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The Space Foundation is bringing together the people who are shaping the future of the space industry at its Space Technology & Investment Forum, to be held in the heart of San Francisco, Aug. 30 and 31. Attendees are invited to participate as technical experts, advisors, mentors and service providers to facilitate new business ventures and bring big ideas to fruition.

A featured speaker at ST&IF will be Janna Lewis, who manages Strategic Innovation Partnerships & Sourcing – Emerging Technologies for Facebook. She will speak about “Connecting the World: Facebook’s Mission to Bring People Closer Together” and will discuss why Facebook is in space. Lewis will also be the featured speaker for the Aug. 31 luncheon.

Amir Blachman, Vice President, Strategic Development, Axiom Space Company is confirmed as a ST&IF featured speaker to address how Axiom is creating the first international commercial space station to host government astronauts, private companies and individual explorers.

Also featured is Greg Autry, Ph.D., NASA Landing Team Member and Interim White House Liaison, who will speak on the subject of “The Trump Space Policy and the Investment Climate.”

Other featured speakers are Ed Swallow, Vice President, Civil and Commercial Systems, at The Aerospace Corporation, who will speak on startups and the government customer. Also featured will be Pete Worden, Executive Director, Breakthrough Starshot, and former Director of NASA Ames Research Center, and Thomas E. Zelibor, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer.

Discussion topics at ST&IF include:

  • Innovation
  • Big Data
  • Cis-Lunar Investment
  • International Investors
  • Hot New Technology
  • Commercialized Space Technology

Register now
The Forum will include a Startup Showcase Reception on Aug. 30 for new companies to gain exposure to the investment community. ST&IF registration includes breakfast and lunch both days, access to the Startup Showcase Reception and a networking reception on Aug. 31. See the agenda and registration details at

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