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June 21st, 2016

Hot Niches, Global Insight + Success Stories To Abound At Space Foundation's Space Technology & Investment Forum

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 at the Space Technology & Investment Forum 2016, to be held August 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 include:

  • "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.

  • Investors:
    • A3 by Airbus Group
    • Bee Partners
    • Bessemer Venture Partners
    • Canaan Partners
    • Euroconsult
    • IHI Inc.
    • In-Q-Tel
    • Lux Capital
    • Qualcomm Ventures
    • Raymond James
    • Seraphim Capital
    • Space Angels    
    • Starburst Accelerator


  • Innovators:
    • AAC Microtec
    • Astro Digital
    • Disrupt Space
    • Earth2Orbit, LLC
    • Facebook
    • IHI INC
    • In-Q-Tel
    • L3 Electron Technologies
    • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
    • Made in Space
    • OneWeb
    • Phase Four
    • Planet Labs  
    • Spaceknow
    • SwiftNav
    • Tethers Unlimited
    • Tyvak-Nanosatellite Systems
    • UrtheCast
    • Zero2Infinity

Space is limited for the Space Technology & Investment Forum. See the complete speakers list at http://www.spacetechforum.com, and request an invitation at STIF@SpaceFoundation.org.

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.