The NewSpace 2011 Business Plan Competition
For those who were unable to make it to NewSpace and haven’t found it on YouTube:
ON VIDEO – BUSINESS PLAN FINALISTS
O:07:32 – Jonathan Goff, Altius Space Machines
0:23:40 – James E Dunston & Steve Brest, Celestial Circuits
0:39:26 – Ted Southern, Final Frontier Design
0:55:13 – Martin Chaney, New Space Publishing
1:10:32 – Shannon and Mikayla Diesch, Solar Flare
…if you have a particular plan you want to hear presented, you can go directly to that position in the video coverage.
The NewSpace 2011 Business Plan Competition is an event which brings together promising new business startups working to help develop the final frontier, with investors, business leaders and space advocates. Startup companies developing products/services that are directly space, space-related, or “space scalable” are invited to participate. The judges for the competition are skilled and experienced professionals in the investment and business development communities, hailing from around the country. This year there were 25 entries, and 5 Finalists were selected to present. The Competition is sponsored by NASA and the Heinlein Prize Trust. Awards this year were $25,000 first prize, a $5,000 second price, and $2,500 for third place. Every participant received valuable exposure in the investor community. Judges were:
Hoyt Davidson – Founder and Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC; Steve Goldberg – Partner, Venrock; Amaresh Kollipara – Co-founder & Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit LLC; Xander Mahony – Investment Professional, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; and Leah Ott – Researcher and Intern Program Manager, Excalibur Almaz USA.
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