SPACEPORTLA

NOVEMBER 2017

SPACEPORT

LA

Propulsion November

(ROCKTOBERFEST/Rocket Octoberfest in November)

SATURDAY, NOV 11TH


Time: 5 - 8pm

5 - 6 pm: Registration and lab tours

6 -7:00 pm: Panel talk

7 - 8 pm: Networking


Location:

PHASE FOUR Inc

133 Center Street 

El Segundo, CA 90245

Panelists:
Simon Halpern,
CEO and Founder, Phase Four
Timothy Ellis,
CEO and Founder, Relativity Space

 

Description:

If you wish Octoberfest isn't over you're in luck. Come grab a beer and some bratwurst with the rocket scientists in SoCal.

New propulsion and manufacturing companies are making waves lately in the press. Come learn how to raise money and grow a startup building rocket science.

 

PhaseFour will host a propulsion startup panel featuring local startups doing rocket science that have successfully raised funding. They'll share their journey and feature their technologies, with a bonus PhaseFour open house lab tour. You don't want to miss this rare opportunity to get a behind the scenes look!

Ticket price includes a free beer and brats!

"At Phase Four, we are building the future of space. Through unprecedented innovation and cost effectiveness, Phase Four’s plasma propulsion technology will be the keystone that enables satellite missions to achieve their full potential"

"At Relativity Space, We are an orbital launch company that will deploy and resupply satellite constellations with short lead times and at low cost. Our technology builds toward our long-term goal of 3D printing the first rocket made from Mars.

Founded in late 2015, Relativity is creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly and build the future of humanity in space. We believe the future of humanity is interplanetary. In realizing that vision, we will create technology that also betters life on Earth. Relativity is an orbital launch company that will deploy and resupply satellite constellations to connect and improve our planet. We are taking a fundamentally new approach to build and fly rockets.

We are an orbital launch company that will deploy and resupply satellite constellations with short lead times and at low cost. Our technology builds toward our long-term goal of 3D printing the first rocket made from Mars.

Founded in late 2015, Relativity is creating an entirely reimagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly and build the future of humanity in space. We believe the future of humanity is interplanetary. In realizing that vision, we will create technology that also betters life on Earth. Relativity is an orbital launch company that will deploy and resupply satellite constellations to connect and improve our planet. We are taking a fundamentally new approach to build and fly rockets."

SPONSORS
Organizers

VERA MULYANI

 

Vera is the CEO and Founder of MARS CITY DESIGN.

Vera comes from multidisciplinary background in master planning in various fields of art; architecture, urban design, filmmaking and storytelling, has made her specialized in conceptual strategy in technology, innovation and business development. Vera contributes her expertise in combining these fields, creating a collaborative competition platform for designing cities for Mars, our next step to settle the Red Planet. Vera is the Executive Director of  Architecture and urban design for Mars, Marschitecture.

ANDREW BARTON

 

Andrew is from a background in the aerospace and mechanical engineering fields. He previously worked in the private space industry in Europe as a technology developer, project manager and entrepreneur. Among other roles, he worked for 4 years as a specialist at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands where he supported the development of space missions, including significant contributions to future lunar and Mars landers as well as the VEGA launch vehicle. More recently he was Director of Technical Operations for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, where he was responsible for selecting and managing the panel of independent judges, communicating technical aspects of the prize to the space industry and the general public. Andrew holds a Ph.D and bachelors degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Space Studies from the International Space University.

NORRIS TIE

 

Norris Tie currently works at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems as an air-breathing propulsion engineer. He graduated from UCLA Class of June 2014 in aerospace engineering. He is passionate about both aerospace and entrepreneurship. He served as President of UCLA's Technical Entrepreneurial Community (TEC) and founded UCLA's Entrepreneurship Council, which now has around 20 organizations, ranging from the Law School, Anderson School of Business, Startup UCLA, and student groups like TEC. He also participated in UCLA's Rocket Project as safety officer and the UCLA ELFIN cubesat project. In his spare time, he is learning to build rockets. He is interested in anything that moves humans faster around the world and/or through space, namely rockets and high speed propulsion engines. 

MONICA JAN

 

Monica is a managing partner at LightSpeed Innvations, an aerospace accelerator. Monica has over 22 years of experience in the technology and aerospace industries; with expertise in technology R&D, product development, strategic partnerships, and innovation strategy.  She frequently advises high-tech start-ups and corporations on their business and technology strategies.   As part of the steering committee for the Wharton Angel Network and Wharton Aerospace Ventures, Monica works actively with investors and entrepreneurs.  Monica holds both BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Southern California, a Systems Engineering certificate from the California Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The Wharton School. She currently holds a faculty position at The Wharton School.

CURTIS IWATA

 

Curtis is an Aerospace Systems Engineer with a passion for space. He has more than 10 years experiences in designing, managing, and executing engineering projects and have both technical and management experiences. Curtis earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, and he is ready to making ideas, people, hardware into space.
Curtis specialities: Systems Engineering, Analysis, Design, SysML, Problem Solving, Space Industry, Coding, MatLab, Python, JMP, Communicating in Japanese

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