Space Investment Summit 9 (SIS-9) will continue a well established series of forums offering a full day of exclusive dialogue sessions with prominent investment leaders and entrepreneurs discussing innovation in space-related commerce worldwide.
Mass, Speed, Direction: A Model for Growth in the Space Economy
Richard Phillips, President, Phillips & Company
Using proven strategies for business models such as Cisco Systems, Mr. Phillips presents keys for businesses to succeed in today’s space economy.
State of the Commercial Space Industry: Trends, Issues, Winners and Losers
Amaresh Kollipara, Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit LLC
Michael Leventhal, Attorney/Consultant, mc² The Law Firm
Participant Discussion Session
Keys to Entrepreneurial Success (Please see individual speaker below for their presentation)
A review of Federal programs that can help entrepreneurs with financing and technical support (SBIR, STTR, SBA). Participant questions are encouraged
Moderator Stephan Davis, Center for Strategic Development, NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center
Andy Crocker, Aerospace Program Manager and Business Developer, Dynetics
Lynn Garrison, Small Business Technical Adviser and SBIR/STTR Technology Infusion Manager, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Creating a Business Plan & Investor Presentation
A practical discussion on preparing a business plan and investor presentation with a focus on “do’s” and “don’ts, as well as tips on what attracts early stage investors. The panel will highlight the importance of the financial portion of a business plan, as well as legal aspects relating to the business plan and investment, and ensuring that intellectual property is adequately protected.
Moderator, Michael Leventhal, Attorney/Consultant, mc² The Law Firm
John Garred, Partner, Tucker Ellis & West
Scott Berlin, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Bruce Pittman, Director, Flight Projects & Chief System Engineer, AMES Research Center
Jennifer Berlin, Counsel, Tucker Ellis & West
The Orion Propulsion Factor: A Dynamic Merging of Government and Private Sector Customers and Relationship
Tim Pickens, Chief Propulsion Engineer and Commercial Space Advisor, Dynetics
Creating Startup Opportunities: How Huntsville Does It (Please see individual speaker below for their presentation)
Insightful investment and technology perspectives on going beyond the government-private sector business model to develop new ways of financing ventures and attracting customers.
Moderator Tim Pickens, Chief Propulsion Engineer and Commercial Space Advisor, Dynetics
Kris McGuire, CEO and Founder, Victory Solutions Inc
Kannan Grant, Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Alabama Huntsville
Dick Reeves, Executive Director, The Huntsville Angel Network and Executive Chairman, InQ Biosciences Corporation