Space Commerce Partners - Webinar Series

Space Commerce Webinar and Speaker Series

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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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Webinar Series

Access to Growth Capital

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 obtain that particular type of capital.

Presented By:

Matt Stavish

Matt Stavish
Vice President
Republic Access Capital

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Accounting and Financial Management in the Aerospace Industry

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.

Presented By:

Jay Gruendl

Jay Gruendl
Corporate Results Inc.

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Growing Your Business

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 recruit top talent.

Presented By:

Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo
CEO
QuanStar Advisors

Tom Zelibor

Tom Zelibor
CEO
Space Foundation

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Managing in the Aerospace Industry

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.

Presented By:

Paul Streit

Paul Streit
Senior Vice President
Sierra Nevada Space Systems

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Mining for Customers

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.

Presented By:

Kelli Kedis-Ogborn

Kelli Kedis Ogborn
CEO
H.S. Dracones LLC

Kate Lucey

Kate Lucey
Vice President of Language and Communication
H.S. Dracones LLC

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Space Commerce in the Future

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.

Presented By:

Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo
CEO
QuanStar Advisors

Tom Zelibor

Tom Zelibor
CEO
Space Foundation

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Space in Our Lives

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 course, we will learn how space commerce—technologies, services and applications—permeates our lives and provide unprecedented business opportunities.

Presented By:

Kelli Kedis-Ogborn

Kelli Kedis Ogborn
CEO
H.S. Dracones LLC

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Special Speaker Series

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

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 and evolves as your business does.

Presented By:

Kelli Kedis-Ogborn

Kelli Kedis Ogborn
CEO
H.S. Dracones LLC

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Intellectual Property in the Aerospace Industry

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 risks of infringing others’ rights. In this session, you will learn basic intellectual property concepts that every business owner should know and, in particular, owners in the aerospace industry.

Presented By:

Cheryl Burgess

Cheryl Burgess
Partner
Knobbe Martens

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Negotiating Skills & Conflict Resolution

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.

Presented By:

Paul Streit

Paul Streit
Senior Vice President
Sierra Nevada Space Systems

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Pioneering the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Additive Manufacturing

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 technology that you can use to survive, thrive and help create the future of the next industrial revolution.

Presented By:

Heidi Hostetter

Heidi Hostetter
Vice President
Faustson Tool

Tom Bugnitz

Tom Bugnitz
CEO
Manufacturer’s Edge

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Simple Cyber… Protecting Your Business from Internet Theft

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 session will explore ways to recognize the threat of theft and how to protect yourself – in simple and practical ways – from that band of burglars who are right this second trying to break into your livelihood.

Presented By:

Jennifer Kurtz

Jennifer Kurtz
Cyber Program Director
Manufacturer’s Edge

Tom Bugnitz

Tom Bugnitz
CEO
Manufacturer’s Edge

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So, You Won the Contract!
What Now?

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.

Presented By:

Allison Barto

Allison Barto
Program Manager,
Large Prime Contractor

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Space Law

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.

Presented By:

Skip Smith

Milton “Skip” Smith
Sherman & Howard LLC

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

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.

Presented By:

Eric Frew

Eric Frew
Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder

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