The growth challenges of space start-ups: the role of private and public investors

Thursday 28 September 2017, 11:30 – 12:30
Location: Adelaide Convention Center – Hall D

In recent years the number of start-ups developing new concepts and technologies in space both in upstream and downstream has been increasing. Several countries have announced incubation and acceleration programmes to support these start-ups. Investment in space companies is rising and the first specific instruments to support space ventures have been created. The participation of private investors is gaining relevance and seems to be extremely important for the consolidation of the business models of the space start-ups. The panel, consisting of space start-ups, private investors and agencies’ representatives will open a discussion on the growth and consolidation challenges of these start-ups. The open dialogue will answer questions on the main issues that space start-ups identify when dealing with investors, the view of the investors on start-ups that may have a longer ROI timeline and with business models that still need to be proven, as well as the role of the public organizations to enable the growth of start-ups, among others. Join this conversation too!

Moderator

Lluc DIAZ

Global Affairs Manager, ispace, inc

Netherlands (Holland, Europe)

Speakers

Victoria ALONSOPEREZ

Founder and CEO, Chipsafer

Singapore

Chris BOSHUIZEN

Vice Chair and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Data Collective

United States of America

Guillaume GIRARD

Flavia TATA NARDINI

CEO, Fleet

Christopher VASKO

Telecommunication Systems Engineer, European Space Agency (ESA)

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