Event Thu 12/13: Investing In NewSpace: Real Opportunities Now

If you were an active investor in 1995, what Internet companies did you buy into? If you bought Amazon or Yahoo! well done! If you bought Pets.com or Furniture.com you have our sympathies! Was competent due diligence and/or spreading of risk the deciding factors in whether investors won or lost, or was it something else? What separated the hype from reality? Another transformational new industry is emerging; which is similar or even larger in scope…

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Community Development Partnership

Orbitmuse Inc. and NewSpace Chicago are pleased to announce a ground breaking Community Development Partnership to bring the Space and Aerospace entrepreneurial communities in the Midwest to the forefront of the New Space Race. The partnership aims to promote Orbitmuse’s Habitat strategic partnership location within mHUB Chicago and inspire growth in start-up interest in the Chicagoland business community. Orbitmuse Inc. is the global Space and Aerospace entrepreneurial network and technology platform providing the essential tools…

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Investment Opportunities in Space

What do we mean by “Space” investments? Space is often described as “The Final Frontier,” or  “The Great Unknown,” however, Space technology is far better known by engineers, scientists, and governments than by the private investing community.  Space technology has radically transformed life on Earth ever since Sputnik launched in 1957. Space investments do not generally take the form of investing directly in the Moon or Mars (though some companies are making efforts at deep…

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Event Thu 10/4: Space Law and Startups

Fresh from the First United Nations Conference on Space Law and Policy, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. will return to NewSpace Chicago to provide a two-part presentation.  First, he will summarize the proceedings from the UNOOSA conference held in Moscow hosted by ROSCOSMOS. Second, he will provide a hypothetical walkthrough of legal issues facing a commercial space startup.  Specifically, he will walk the audience through the steps involved in talk to an attorney, the legal advice…

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Workshop Thu 5/31: Design a Sport for Zero Gravity !

As Space Tourism grows, business will look for more ways to entertain space leisure-travelers. Humans in space will also look for ways to stay active through a diverse range of sports, much like we have on earth today. Earth’s sports are designed for Earth’s atmosphere and gravity. For example, some sports are played indoors and some outdoors, we have a wide range of uniforms that facilitate play, and all of earth’s games are centered around…

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We live-fired experimental rocket motors, what did YOU do on Yuri’s Night?

 Brian Stofiel, CEO and founder of Stofiel Aerospace, joined NewSpace Chicago Thursday night to share their vision for mobile, on-demand, and highly scalable launch services.  Stofiel Aerospace is a startup based in St. Louis developing a unique architecture for low-cost access to space.  This is especially important for the growing small satellite market.  Brian also treated the crowd to some pyrotechnics, but more on that in a bit. Stofiel’s architecture solves a number of challenges…

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Event Thu 4/12: Failing Fast, Launching Often

Stofiel Aerospace is a St. Louis company which has developed a functional rocket nozzle that is printed using high grade 3D printing, and which is capable of carrying small payloads to high altitude. It is the first solid fueled rocket to thrust, throttle, and vector. They’re perfecting the technology for orbital capability. Brian Stofiel of Stofiel Aerospace will discuss his experience founding a Midwest space business – recruiting talent, fundraising, and developing novel space technologies.…

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Event Tue 3/6: Navigating Legal Challenges within the Commercial Space Industry

The commercial space industry is currently experiencing exponential growth which will continue over the next several years. This provides entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses novel opportunities to embark on ventures into space and the space economy. One of the challenges to a successful space business is a legal minefield of regulatory schema unique to the space industry that must be navigated. For example, many do not understand the applicability of arms control regulations to manufacturing otherwise…

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Voyage Chicago – Meet David Hurst of Orbital Transports

Voyage Chicago recently interviewed NewSpace Chicago founder and CEO of Orbital Transports, David Hurst.  From the article: Today we’d like to introduce you to David Hurst. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I’ve dreamt of going to space since I was a boy. Watching the Apollo astronauts land on the Moon in 1969 captivated my imagination. I grew up…

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Space is Open for Business @ Adler After Dark (video)

On 21 December 2017, NewSpace Chicago came to Adler After Dark.  NewSpace Chicago founder David Hurst was a featured speaker.  He presented “Space is Open for Business: Business Opportunities on the High Frontier” and discussed the booming commercial space economy. Technological innovation and new business models are rapidly changing the marketscape and opening up new opportunities for space-related and space-scalable ventures. The question is no longer how are we going to get to space. Today…

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