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IAP 2014 Activities by Sponsor - Erika Brown Wagner

Stellar Startups: Building a Business around the New Space Economy

Erika Wagner, Business Development Manager, Blue Origin, Jeremy Conrad, Founding Partner, Lemnos Labs

Jan/28 Tue 10:00AM-01:00PM TBD, lunch provided

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/26
Limited to 20 participants

In 2013 alone, more than $150M was invested in young companies with ideas for leveraging the massive changes taking place in space launch pricing and system architectures. Just as smartphones have enabled a wealth of businesses to spring up around software applications, we will discuss the opportunities for hardware, software, and service "apps" enabled by the emerging platform of low-cost, frequent space launch.

Join us for a half-day interactive workshop on aerospace industry trends that are ripe for entrepreneurship.  Brainstorm ideas for the "killer app", and use rapid prototyping techniques to bring your ideas to life for an elevator pitch round. Backgrounds in technology, science, and business all welcomed.

Facilitators include MIT alums from:


Contact: Erika Wagner,