The Space Tech Summit is a multi year initiative of Draper University, Global Startup Ecosystem and LightSpeed Innovations that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and creatives under one roof to address humanity’s grandest challenges via space technology. The summit also serves to bring key stakeholders that will accelerate both the exploration and commercialization of the Space ecosystem.
The central theme of the 2018 Space Tech Summit is to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the vast potential of business in Space! Day one is centered on “Ecosystem Influencers of Space Tech” with a deep dive look at the contributions of VC fund managers, angel investors, research think tanks, government and corporate innovators to drive the space industry to new heights. Day two is centered on “The Future Exploration and Commercialization of Space” with an analysis of the technologies being used to kick off startups, SME’s and industries within the Space arena.
The Space Tech Summit is for local and international industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives interested in transforming the Space industry via entrepreneurship. “This summit is not only for the innovators of today but also for the game-changers of tomorrow. From Elon Musk’s Space X to Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to Peter Diamandis’s International Space University, the acceleration of space as a final tech frontier can be sparked by anyone who has an interest and passion for this movement.
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Tim Draper: Billionaire VC.
Tim Draper is the founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ. Tim’s original suggestion to use viral marketing as a method for spreading a software application from customer to customer was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail, Skype,Baidu, Tesla, Overture, Theranos, Parametric, Hotmail, Twitch.tv and others.
Tim has been recognized as a leading supporter of entrepreneurship with numerous awards and honors. He was listed as #46 of the most outstanding Harvard alumni, #7 on the Forbes Midas List, #1 of the Most Networked Venture Capitalists by Always On, and #98 in Worth Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People in Finance. Tim also received the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur for the World” in 2015.
Founder: Draper University of Heroes, Masters school for entrepreneurs.
Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. MBA from Harvard Business School
Naveen Jain is a billionaire investor and entrepreneur who founded several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon. Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most inspiring Entrepreneur” by Andaaz TV, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs by Red Herring. He is also on the board of XPrize and Singularity University.
Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when I see footprints on the moon…