Space Commerce

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TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW EXPERTISE AND INSIGHTS TO ROUND OUT YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY.

Scientific and industrial discoveries fueling space exploration have created new industries, business sectors and technologies that have improved our lives, economy and national security. The technological advancements driven by commercial space activities also have created profitable business opportunities in many areas.

The Space Commerce Webinar and Speaker Series has been designed to assist with finding emerging opportunities in the space industry for your business. Scroll down for more information!

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Podcast Series

Lee Steinke Interview with Nyein Aung, Senior Design Researcher, Monash University

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Lee Steinke as we meet Dr. Nyein Aung, Senior Design Researcher with Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.   Nyein is an Industrial Designer, Design Researcher and Artist who has given himself a mission to "Make Cool Stuff" by combining his technical skills with his creative side to innovate industrial design.

Presented by:

Dr. Nyein Aung

Senior Design Researcher, Monash University

Lee Steinke Interview with Rabi Boundi, Founder, Space Impulse

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Lee Steinke as we meet Rabi Boundi, Founder, Space Impulse, an online networking platform designed to connect the space industry.   Rabi shares how he was inspired to combine his practical skills as a computer engineer with his passion for space to create Space Impulse-fulfilling his vision for a more efficient, connected industry enabling the extension of…

Presented by:

Rabi Boundi

Founder, Space Impulse

Coming Soon: Shelli Brunswick Panel Discussion: Emerging Trends in the UAE

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

Join Shelli Brunswick for an international, interdisciplinary panel discussion about emerging trends in the UAE with Kim Schofield, managing partner for O2K Limited  and Dana Linnet, President and CEO of The Summit Group DC.  

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Capt. Franz Almeida, Managing Partner SP8CEVC LLC

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Shelli Brunswick as we meet Captain Franz Almeida, Managing Partner of SP8CEVE Venture Capital-the world's first Space Technology & Human Longevity Venture.  Franz shares his journey as an airline pilot turned founder turned investor turned limited partner turned venture capitalist.

Presented by:

Capt. Franz Almeida

Managing Partner, SP8CEVC LLC

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Madeeha Khan Yousafzai

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Shelli Brunswick as we meet Madeeha Khan Yousafzai, mentor, trainer, consultant, and coach. Madeeha shares her background as a female Pakistani entrepreneur and describes how she used her networking skills to connect with others to seek out the qualifications that ultimately helped her develop the skills to build her businesses-helping you create a career you love.

Presented by:

Madeeha Khan Yousafzai

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Mac Malkawi, Founder and President, Borderless Labs, Inc.

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Shelli Brunswick as we meet Mac Malkawi, Founder and President of Borderless Labs, Inc.  Mac’s upbringing inspired and enabled him to pursue an engineering degree.  A desire to make a difference led him to create Borderless Labs, where he brings a business mindset to a philanthropic activity-making science programming accessible in multiple languages. "Bringing the World…

Presented by:

Mac Malkawi

Founder and President, Borderless Labs, Inc.

Lee Steinke Interview with Dr. Namrata Goswami

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Lee Steinke, Program Manager at Space Foundation Center for Innovation and Education, as we meet Dr. Namrata Goswami, author, independent scholar on space policy, great power politics, and ethnic conflicts. Dr. Goswati grew up in a remote area of India, and after earning her Ph.D. in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, she used an entrepreneurial…

Presented by:

Dr. Namrata Goswami

Author, independent scholar on space policy, great power politics, and ethnic conflicts.

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Mandy Vaughn, CEO and Founder of GXO, Inc

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Shelli Brunswick as we meet Mandy Vaughn, CEO and Founder of GXO, Inc.  An MIT educated engineer, Mandy has extensive experience in the Air Force and private industry at General Dynamics Mission Systems, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit and Vox Space, and she also serves on the National Space Council’s User Advisory Group.  Mandy founded GXO, Inc,…

Presented by:

Mandy Vaughn

CEO and Founder, GXO, Inc

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Ruvimbo Samanga

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Shelli Brunswick as we meet Ruvimbo Samanga, an attorney, legal scholar and policy analyst based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.  Ruvimbo is recognized internationally for her leadership in the emerging African space economy and is the founder of an early stage geospatial start up called AgriSpace. Ruvimbo shares what motivated her to become involved in her country’s emerging…

Presented by:

Ruvimbo Samanga

Attorney, Legal Scholar, Policy Analyst. Founder, AgriSpace.

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Pinar Oncu of AtlasOffice

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join us as Shelli Brunswick interviews Pinar Oncu, co-founder and CEO of AtlasOffice, a 3D immersive business social platform.  Pinar shares her international perspective as a young, female co-founder of an emerging technology company.

Presented by:

Pinar Oncu

Co-Founder and CEO, AtlasOffice

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Kiran Chin of MKA Insights

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join us as Shelli Brunswick interviews Kiran Chin, CEO and Managing Partner of MKA Insights, a global business consulting firm. Kiran discusses her experience as an immigrant and student, and how she used her talent, curiosity, and passion to build her own management consultant business in the field of science and technology.

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Austin Link of Starfish Space

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Shelli Brunswick as she interviews Austin Link, Co-Founder of Starfish Space.  Learn how Austin got involved in the space ecosystem and how Starfish Space is giving life to space with their on-orbit satellite service tug, Otter.

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Nicole Wagner of LambdaVision

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join Shelli Brunswick as we meet Nicole Wagner, President and CEO of LambdaVision.  Learn how Dr. Wagner became an entrepreneur in the space ecosystem, and how LambdaVision is developing an artificial retina manufactured in space to help restore functional sight to the blind here on earth.

Presented by:

Dr. Nicole Wagner

President and CEO of LambdaVision

Shelli Brunswick Interview, SheLeads with Carly

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode, join us as Space Foundation COO Shelli Brunswick discusses the importance of finding your mentor, your coach and your champions -- the ones who will help you rise to the next level in your career--with Carly Malatsky in the latest episode of SheLeads with Carly.

Shelli Brunswick iBPM Live Interview

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

Join us as Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation discusses "How to Leverage Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Space Ecosystem" with Jose Pires, CEO and Founder of Global Excellence & Innovation. Space — once considered the final frontier and only accessible to a select few — is now home to the most dynamic and innovative ecosystems on the planet.…

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Bill Kemp of United Space Structures

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode:  We meet Bill Kemp, founder and CEO of United Space Structures located in Falls Church Virginia.  United Space Structures is a development, design, and construction company that will operate in earth’s orbit utilizing robots to build the future’s largest structures in the most economical way possible. What steps led Bill to start USS?  From his first career…

Shelli Brunswick Interview with Venus Quates of LAUNCHTECH

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode:  We meet Venus Quates, the president and CEO of LAUNCHTECH. LAUNCHTECH provides technology and end-to-end business services as well as technology resale solutions to government and commercial customers. During her career in the Air Force in information systems management, Venus learned leadership, teamwork, adaptability, and discipline.  Those skills combined with a variety of experiences after leaving the…

Bernadette Maisel Interview with Abraham Akinwale

Category: Podcast Series

What You'll Learn:

In this episode:  We meet Abraham Akinwale, who is an alumnus of the International Space University and Department of Mechanical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University, and co-founder of MPG Aerospace. He is focused on building and developing African space business through capacity building in space science and technology in African countries and establishment of African space companies. The African space…

Special Speaker Series

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: These Are the Drones You’re Looking For

Category: Special Speaker Series

What You'll Learn:

Unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, are a new technology with many beneficial uses including goods delivery, infrastructure surveillance, search and rescue, agricultural monitoring and weather forecasting. This presentation will discuss the state of the art of drone technology, the evolving rules and regulations, several exciting use cases and the future of autonomous robotic aircraft.

Space Law

Category: Special Speaker Series

What You'll Learn:

In this session, we will cover international and national space law. International space law is established by five international treaties and many other instruments, such as U.N. Declarations. Many nations have space laws, but this session will focus on the well-developed U.S. space law.

So, You Won the Contract! What Now?

Category: Special Speaker Series

What You'll Learn:

This lecture will offer a guide on how to use the first 30 days to set up your aerospace project for long-term success. Topics will include implementing programmatic and technical management structures and processes, early program reviews, communication plans and key management attributes for a successful relationship with your customer.

Simple Cyber… Protecting Your Business from Internet Theft

Category: Special Speaker Series

What You'll Learn:

Imagine that there are burglars near your business, and 60% of the businesses they broke into went out of business in six months. Stop imagining… the reality can be worse. There are literally millions of those burglars, just a click away from your business, looking to steal everything you’ve built – from money to ideas to your business itself. This…

Pioneering the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Additive Manufacturing

Category: Special Speaker Series

What You'll Learn:

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us and will force profound changes in the way we do business, build things, employ our workforce and bring products to market. Companies that don’t take advantage of new technologies and new ways to compete in the marketplace will not survive. This module will explore one of these new technologies – additive manufacturing, a…

Negotiating Skills & Conflict Resolution

Category: Special Speaker Series

What You'll Learn:

Is there a model of negotiating and conflict resolution that I can apply from memory, on the fly and while under pressure, that will help me break deadlocks, build relationships, and help me resolve difficult, emotional or complex conflicts? In this lecture, we will discuss such a model and how to apply it.

Intellectual Property in the Aerospace Industry

Category: Special Speaker Series

What You'll Learn:

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, symbols, names and images used in commerce and literary and artistic works. Every business has intellectual property and can be impacted by others’ intellectual property. Intellectual property touches nearly every aspect of business, from ownership and protection of inventions, to selecting and defending trademarks, to protecting confidential information, to…

Don’t be Everything to Everyone: Tips to Create a Meaningful Strategy

Category: Special Speaker Series

What You'll Learn:

Business is still people driven, and success requires thoughtful strategy in your relationships as well as your product. This lecture will focus on the fundamentals of building your company’s growth strategy based on your choice of markets and customer base. The discussion will include defining what you’re selling, refining to whom you sell and creating a strategy roadmap that adapts…

Webinar Series

Space in Our Lives

Category: Webinar Series

What You'll Learn:

The space business cuts across public, private, civil, and military activities to such an extent that it is a significant component of the national workforce, gross domestic product (GDP), job growth and economic growth. It is predicted to be an even greater contributor in the future as we become more dependent on space-based technologies in our everyday lives. In this…

Space Commerce in the Future

Category: Webinar Series

What You'll Learn:

This session will explore how space commerce and its related industries will evolve over the next 5-20 years. We will discuss ways in which current businesses can prepare for and capitalize on upcoming changes. Every business is unique and has its particular strengths.

Mining for Customers

Category: Webinar Series

What You'll Learn:

In this session, participants will learn how to develop “the corporate pitch” for use in preparing for industry conferences, symposiums, and meetings; market themselves effectively at conferences; approach potential customers; develop rewarding and long-lasting customer relationships; and understand how to work with various sized companies from the prime contractors through the entire supply chain.

Managing in the Aerospace Industry

Category: Webinar Series

What You'll Learn:

How is operating in the space industry different from other industries? In this course, we will discuss those differences and what they mean for managing a space company. Discussion will include contracting, U.S. regulations and oversight, the rate system and pricing proposals.

Growing Your Business

Category: Webinar Series

What You'll Learn:

In this session, we will explore ways in which your business can grow or expand by considering new space-based technology applications, product lines or services. We will also analyze opportunities to expand into adjacent markets that rely on space technologies. We will do this by conducting market analyses, balancing growth plans with available capabilities and resources and discussing how to…

Accounting and Financial Management in the Aerospace Industry

Category: Webinar Series

What You'll Learn:

In this session, we will look at accounting challenges which address the proper recording of costs and invoicing to the government as well as financial management and maximizing the value of your firm. This presentation will provide real life examples of accounting and finance challenges businesses face and how these challenges change as companies grow and evolve.

Access to Growth Capital

Category: Webinar Series

What You'll Learn:

Access to Growth Capital has never been easier and at the same time more confusing for government contractors. In this session, we will provide an in-depth overview of five basic types of capital in the market: bank and non-bank options, mezzanine, merchant cash advance and equity. Each segment will focus on the balance sheet effects, general cost and how to…