Event Wed 3/28: The NewSpace Ecosystem in Chicago

Join us for an exclusive evening with four leading experts in the NewSpace industry. This is an unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments, trends and innovations from the people at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry. The event will feature a series of fireside chats with these leaders, who will share insights and perspectives on their work, and discuss the exciting future of NewSpace. Whether you’re a student, a seasoned industry professional, or just curious about the future of space commercialization, this event is not to be missed.

Panelists for this event:

Austin Braun is a Co-founder & Business Development Manager at Galactiv, Inc., a Texas-based startup building on-orbit satellite servicing (OOS) capabilities in geosynchronous orbit. He leads Galactiv’s communications, business development, and growth efforts across the emerging NewSpace market with an education in Strategic Communications from the University of Colorado Boulder.

David Kervin is the CEO and co-founder of Proteus Space Inc., with over 20 years of experience in leading public and private sector teams. He has a proven track record in delivering customer satisfaction and is an award-winning federal technology executive. Prior to Proteus, David held leadership positions at Torch.AI and Stanford Research Institute, owning millions in bookings across quantum, AI, robotics, cyber, space, and other advanced technologies. David is also a founding and recurring pro-bono lead mentor for the TechStars Los Angeles-based VC Accelerator.

Brian Peterson is the Treasurer of the Space Commodities Exchange (SCX), where he is involved in partnering with international commodities exchanges, designing space commodity futures contracts, regulatory oversight, and identifying market-makers. Prior to SCX, he has also participated as a designated market maker in new product launches on several global commodities exchanges.

Zach Zeurcher is the Founder and CEO of Gr@vity Inc., a US-based space services company connecting private space companies’ mission offerings to large commercial brands, marketing agencies, and other Earth-based companies. Prior to founding Gr@vity, Zach co-founded a Minneapolis-based tech incubator called Secretlab, overseeing the development of a new CPG package approval process software system and created a unique reservation mobile app startup called WaitHopper, which was later acquired.

This is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at mHUB Chicago.

Date: Tuesday, Mar 28th, 2023

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Venue: mHUB Chicago event space

Location: 965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

RSVP: Sign up through EventBrite.com

Free parking available in the mHUB parking lot after 5:00pm.

Requested donation for this event is $5. NewSpace Chicago is a registered Illinois 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax-deductible donation helps support the entrepreneurial space industry in Chicago.

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