Space Summit Speakers

Dr. Yvonne Cagle

Astronaut

 

Tess Hatch

Partner @ Bessemer

 

JR Edwards

EXEC @ Lockheed martin

Payam Banazadeh

CEO Capella Space

Chris Davlantes

FOUNDER Reach Labs

 

Chris Boshuizen

Partner @ DCVC

 

Space Summit Agenda

1pm ET – June 10, 2021

This event is by invitation only.

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June 10, 2021

1:00pm – 1:10pm ET

Introduction

Hosts BVCC & DCVC will introduce the summit council, partners and fundamental goals.

1:10pm – 1:45pm ET

Chris Boshuizen of DCVC

Trends and investment opportunities in Space Tech 
a. Chris’ story into Nasa and how he founded Planet
b. Mapping out the Space Tech industry (Technology and investing)
-What’s feasible 
-What’s on the cusp
-What’s still in the future
c. Q & A

1:45pm – 2:15pm ET

James Hardiman of DCVC

 Investment sizes, what VC funds look for and how they analyze startup companies in Space Tech at different stages of development (pre-seed, seed, Series A, Series B). BDTS:

1. What do you need

2. The “Typical Start-up” vs Deep Tech Start-Up,

3. Funding the Startup Lifecycle and

4. Technology Readiness Level

5. Space Tech Start-Up Case Studies (Rocket Lab & Trust Point)

2:15pm – 2:35pm ET

Tess Hatch of Bessemer Venture Partners

Tess will provide a VC overview of space tech strategy and the investment process.

2:35pm – 3:05pm ET

NASA Astronaut & Entrepreneur Dr. Yvonne Cagle 

Discuss opportunities & challenges regarding start-ups in the Space Tech industry.

3:05pm – 3:15pm ET

Break

10 Min 

3:15pm – 3:45pm ET

JR Edwards & Jeffrey Cunningham of

Lockheed Martin

Strategic perspective – What would they buy, or look for in a supplier in the Space Tech industry.

3:45pm – 4:25pm ET

Capella Space Problem/Solution Discussions

a. Overview of company
b. IP/Product description
c. Customer profiles and use cases
d. Problem that company is trying to solve
i. the nature of the problem
ii. unsuccessful methods attempted in the past to solve the problem
iii. potential solutions/new approaches
e. Q & A

4:25pm – 5:05pm ET

Reach Labs Problem/Solution Discussions

a. Overview of company
b. IP/Product description
c. Customer profiles and use cases
d. Problem that company is trying to solve
i. the nature of the problem
ii. unsuccessful methods attempted in the past to solve the problem
iii. potential solutions/new approaches
e. Q & A

5:05pm ET

Happy Hour / Networking