Business Opportunities on the High Frontier
Business is booming in outer space. The space economy is growing at an unprecedented rate. Technological innovation and new business models are being followed by significant venture investment, enabling the growth of an entirely new industry, known as NewSpace. The question is no longer how are we going to get to space. Today the question is what are we going to do once we’re there and how are we going to build profitable businesses there? David Hurst will discuss the amazing developments that are driving these changes and will look at some of the opportunities for new space ventures.
David Hurst founded Orbital Transports to develop the space logistics and orbital infrastructure technologies needed to support long-term human presence in outer space. David has been a technology entrepreneur for over 25 years, having formed and developed several successful technology start-ups. He conducts strategic business consulting and technical due diligence assessment for advanced technology start-ups. As an advocate of space-related and space-scalable businesses, he started the NewSpace Chicago space entrepreneur networking group and is chair of the NewSpace Chicago business plan competition.
This is the first in a new series of discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at WeWork Grant Park. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 6:00pm — 9:00pm
Location: WeWork Grant Park
332 S Michigan, Chicago, IL