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Tuesday, May 7

Startup Space, sponsored by GOMSpace, will take place Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, located on the Exhibit Hall floor!

All SATELLITE 2019 attendees will have access to Startup Space, a competition where entrepreneurs pitch their business and technology ideas to a panel of highly accomplished space professionals, investors, thought leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs.

SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition is pleased to announce the following participants:

Seed Group: Series A Group:
  • Miguel Ayala, CEO, Exodus Space Corp
  • Josh Hoeg, Founder, Gold Orbit
  • Pavels Razmajevs, Co-Founder, TimeTag.Space
  • Guillermo Lamelas, CEO, Alen Space
  • Cordell Grant, CEO, QEYNet
  • Ken Chez, COO, RoGo Fire
  • Richard Tan, CEO & Lead Inventor & Systems Engineer, Abstract Assembly
  • Mattias Bergstrom, CEO, Quantum 1 Network
  • Daniel Faber, CEO, Orbit Fab
  • Shabbir Parvez, CEO, AstroComm
  • Tadashi Kubo, Founder & CEO, H24E
  • Gary Calnan, CEO, CisLunar Industries
  • Felix Ejeckam, CEO, Akash Systems
  • Guy Adams, CTO, Datalytyx

Moderator: Phil Clifton, President, SEDS, Georgia Tech; Startup Space Project Manager, Space Frontier Foundation

Contest Judges:

  • Delian Asparouhov, Partner, Khosla Ventures
  • Sean Casey, VP of Commercial Business Development, Atlas Space Operations
  • Justus Kilian, Principal, Space Angels
  • Amaresh Kollipor, Founder & Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit, LLC
  • Michael Mealing, COO, Starbridge Venture Capital
  • Gregory Pradels, Small Satellites Development, Aerospace Valley
  • Chris Quilty, President, Quilty Analytics
  • Brian Schettler, Managing Director, Boeing HorizonX Ventures

14 contestants are placed into groups and are each given five minutes to pitch their company or product in front of a panel of judges. This is followed by a five-minute period during which judges ask questions or make comments to the contestants. Judges score the presentations based on a standardized set of various categories. The contestant with the highest overall score from each group will be named the contest winner and receive the grand prize: private pitch meetings with Starbridge Venture Capital, Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and Space Angels!

Deadline to apply has passed, but you can still apply for a chance to be considered for the Startup Space wait list and a chance to participate in the Startup Pitch Workshop.


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2017: Astrapi Corporation

Join us at the SATELLITE Startup Pitch Workshop

Monday, May 6th
1:30 to 4:00 pm
More and more money is being poured into space startups than ever before, but there is increased competition for financing. Attend this workshop, designed by the Space Frontier Foundation, to perfect your new company’s pitch so you can secure funding and get your new company off the ground. This is a must-attend event for entrepreneurs, new company leaders, and anyone with an innovative new idea!

REGISTER NOW – $399 USD – By adding the Startup Space Pitch Workshop on the “Step 5” in the Registration Process

Interested in exhibiting at SATELLITE 2019? Check out the Startup Pavilion on the show floor – the rate for a turnkey package is only $3,500! Contact Michael Cassinelli today at or +1 (301) 354-1691 for details and availability.

Have a great idea but not quite ready to showcase it? 
OilComm Conference and Exposition will host its second annual Startup Space competition this October. Sign up for updates so you can be the first to know when call for pitches open!