We are an open community of space entrepreneurs, professionals and others who are creating private companies to commercialize outer space. We are promoting Chicago as a center of excellence for new commercial space, space-related, or space-scalable ventures. We have monthly networking events and programs supporting space entrepreneurship in Chicago. Join us. Join the future!

Event Thu 12/12: The Future of Satellite-Based Internet

Event Thu 12/12: The Future of Satellite-Based Internet
RSVP: Sign up through EventBrite.com Satellites have been communicating with the Earth ever since the launch of Sputnik in 1957. Telecommunications capabilities have been the bedrock of the satellite industry with broadband services representing a ~$2.4b market in...

NASA iTech Recap

NASA iTech Recap
Thanks to the NASA iTech team for bringing Ignite the Night to TechNexus in Chicago last November 14th. It was a great event with over 150 people attending. Eight companies pitched their technologies and all were very strong...

Event Thu 11/14: NASA iTech Ignite the Night CHICAGO

Event Thu 11/14: NASA iTech Ignite the Night CHICAGO
UPDATE: the deadline for submitting your idea to Ignite the Night CHICAGO has been extended to Monday, November 4th! Are you an entrepreneur developing a technology that is addressing a real-world problem? Have you thought about how that...

Event Thu 10/10: The Coming Economy of Space Resources

Event Thu 10/10: The Coming Economy of Space Resources
In 2012, Planetary Resources was announced as the first asteroid mining company, followed shortly thereafter by the announcement of Deep Space Industries. Both companies had high profile investors and big plans to mine asteroids for water, metals and...

Investing in the New Space Race

Investing in the New Space Race
  Register Now Use Function Ticket NewSpace Chicago is excited to help pass on the word about an upcoming event hosted by the CFA Society Chicago.  The CFA Society Chicago is one of the oldest investment analyst groups...

Event Tue 9/10: Stofiel Aerospace 3D Printed Rockets to Orbit

Event Tue 9/10: Stofiel Aerospace 3D Printed Rockets to Orbit
Save the date for the first event of our Fall Speaker series, with Alex Smith, COO of Stofiel Aerospace. With rockets that are 3D printed and scalable to payloads, Stofiel offers a practical, cost effective option for the...

Event Thu 6/13: 4th Planet Logistics

Event Thu 6/13: 4th Planet Logistics
Join us for a discussion with noted explorer, adventurer and CEO of 4th Planet Logistics, Michael Chalmer Dunn. His company is developing technologies for creating habitats from naturally occurring terrestrial lava tubes analogous to the Moon and Mars...

Event Thu 5/9: Property Rights in Outer Space: A Startup’s Voyage

Event Thu 5/9: Property Rights in Outer Space: A Startup’s Voyage
Join a discussion between an attorney and a hypothetical space startup with a business model to collect abandoned objects in Low Earth Orbit and mine local asteroids for exotic minerals.  Can a business extract minerals from celestial bodies?...

Event Thu 4/11 UPDATED: Creating Value in the NewSpace Industry

Event Thu 4/11 UPDATED: Creating Value in the NewSpace Industry
Charles Mudd will be unable to join us Thursday evening due to inclement weather.  In his place, Aaron Pagel will present on creating value in the NewSpace industry. There are a lot of effective ways to approach strategy...
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