The New Space Race
Nations used to compete to plant their flags in celestial bodies. Now start-up companies are leading the charge into space, and interplanetary travel for the rest of us seems closer than ever.
This session will look at the entrepreneurs and visionaries who are laying plans to take us where no human has gone before.
Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal
@SVBizGreg Greg Baumann is editor in chief at the Silicon Valley Business Journal. He retuned to journalism after two years at a start-up, My Broker Donates. Before that, he spent three years as editor at Crain's TelevisionWeek helping to document the seismic changes affecting the TV industry. He spent seven years as Bloomberg News’ Los Angeles bureau chief and was a legal editor at Bloomberg, building on his experience as Assistant Managing Editor at Legal... Read More →
Managing Director, Draper, Fisher Jurvetson
Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, where his current board responsibilities include SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, and Tesla Motors (TSLA). He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail (MSFT), Interwoven (IWOV), Kana (KANA), and NeoPhotonics (NPTN). He also led DFJ's investments in other companies that were acquired for $12 billion in aggregate. Previously, Steve was an R&D Engineer... Read More →
Director of Flight Projects, NASA Space Portal
Bruce Pittman is founder and president of Profit Engineering Technologies. He has been a founder and member of the startup team in a number of early growth companies including SpaceHab, Kistler Aerospace, New Focus, Product Factory, Prometheus II Ltd. and Industrial Sound and Motion. Bruce is a Space Frontier Foundation Advocate, Chairman of the AIAA Commercial Space Group, Co-founder and President of the Silicon Valley Space Club and a Director of the Space Investment Summit Coalition and... Read More →
Co-founder and CEO, Moon Express
Bob Richards | Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards is a space entrepreneur and futurist. He is a Co-Founder of the International Space University, Singularity University, SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and Google Lunar X PRIZE competitors Odyssey Moon Ltd. and Moon Express, Inc.. Bob participated in the 2007 NASA Mars Lander mission and 2004 XSS-11 mission of the US Air Force. He is a member of the International Institute of Space Law and co-chairs the Exploration Committee of... Read More →
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