Space is Open for Business: Business Opportunities on the High Frontier

Come for a discussion about new technologies and new ways of doing business in space that are rapidly changing the marketscape and opening up new opportunities for space-related and space-scalable businesses.  Can your business idea be used in space? Maybe the other way around? Come find out from one of the top experts in Chicago!

David Hurst founded Orbital Transports to design the next generation of spacecraft for on-orbit transportion of crew and cargo in low Earth orbit and beyond. With Orbital Transports, he is excited to be following his passion for space exploration and to be developing new technologies to help humanity settle the high frontier. As an advocate of space-related and space-scalable businesses, David started the NewSpace Chicago astropreneur networking group and is chair of the NewSpace Chicago business plan competition. Before entering the space arena, he has been a technology entrepreneur for over 25 years, having formed and developed several successful technology start-ups. He is a co-founder of Reputada, and a founder and CTO of Lisle Technology Partners. Previously, he was a founder and CTO of Athena Security, Inc., which was acquired by Solarwinds (NYSE:SWI) in August 2012. He was also a co-founder of Peritus Software Services, which had an IPO that created a $500 million market capitalization.

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time: 5:00 — 6:00
Location: Gleacher Center, room 303 (third floor)
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr

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