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Space Angels Network Presents: Meet the Space Entrepreneurs of Seattle
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Space Angels Network invites you to embrace boldness, risk, and ideas that are out of this world.
Test your imagination of the limitless potential of startups, and please join us for an evening of discussion and networking with entrepreneurs on a mission to grow innovation in one of the most challenging industries: space!
Speakers include Tom Nugent, president of LaserMotive, and Chris Lewicki, president of Planetary Resources as they discuss their journey from engineer-to-CEO, the early stages of building their companies, and the methods they have used to rejuvenate excitement in aviation for investors and the public alike. Please RSVP in advance, tickets at the door will be $25.
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6:00pm Registration, Drinks and Networking
6:30pm Welcome by Joe Landon, Managing Director, Space Angels Network
6:45pm Chris Lewicki, President, Planetary Resources
7:15pm Tom Nugent, President, LaserMotive
Joe Landon is Managing Director of Space Angels Network, the world's only angel investor group focused exclusively on aerospace and aviation startups. An expert in venture finance and technology development, Joe’s leadership has facilitated private investments in ventures ranging from commercial spaceplanes to in-space robotics.Joe is also CEO of Planetary Power, a firm offering the next generation of renewable energy technology for commercial and industrial users worldwide.
Chris Lewicki is President and Chief Engineer of Planetary Resources, a Bellevue-based company on a mission to develop low-cost robotic spacecraft to explore the thousands of resource-rich near-earth asteroids. Prior to this, Chris was intimately involved in system engineering development, assembly, test and launch operations for NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers and the Phoenix Mars Lander. Planetary Resources Chief Engineer & President.
Tom Nugent is President and Co-Founder of LaserMotive, a company dedicated to transforming the power delivery industry with its wireless power via laser technology. LaserMotive is a previous winner of NASA’s Power Beaming Centennial Challenge. Tom's space development background includes work on liquid-fueled rocket engines, robotic lifters, and development of the modern space elevator concept while acting as Research Director for LiftPort Inc.
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Space Angels Network is a professionally managed national network of seed- and early-stage investors focused on aerospace-related startups.
The network allows members to find unique aerospace investment opportunities, to connect with like-minded accredited investors and aerospace industry experts around the world, and to collaborate on due diligence and deal negotiations.
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