Space Entrepreneurship Series: Markets and Customers
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Santa Clara, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to start your own company in the NewSpace business?
Join Silicon Valley Space Center in the first of a four series discussion with Dr. Sean Casey, Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley Space Center.
These interactive discussions will guide participants through the growing NewSpace start-up world and provide insight into the most important issues facing first time entrepreneurs.
Each session features guest speakers on select topics geared to engineering and science professionals new to Silicon Valley and the local entrepreneurial community.
Each session builds upon the previous one and is scoped for:
• 30 minute presentation
• 30 minutes of lessons learned by guest speaker
• 30 minutes of audience Q&A
• 30 minutes of networking
April 22, 2014 - Intro- Is a Start-up for You? (previous)
• Risks vs. rewards
• Support from family and friends
• Scale vs. lifestyle businesses
• Technology vs. Market risks
• Co-founders and advisers
May 6, 2014 - Markets and Customers (this session)
• Supply chains
• Market analysis
• Testing assumptions
• Minimal viable products
• Lean start-ups
May 20, 2014 - Competition and Intellectual property (IP)
• Barriers to entry
• Company structures
• IP Assignments
• Non-disclosure agreements
June 10, 2014 - Business Canvas
• Business model alternatives
• Revenue and expenses
• Pitches and funding
• Business plans
Stay tuned for information about Space Start-up Weekend coming this July. The Space Entrepreneurship Series is designed to assist participants with in advance.
When & Where
Silicon Valley Space Center
Silicon Valley Space Center provides business acceleration, strategic direction and angel level funding for startup companies within the growing NewSpace industry in Silicon Valley. We assist start-up and early-stage companies with the commercialization of their innovative products or services. We regularly host events and workshops to bring together the vast array of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and investors who share a passion for shaping the future of space exploration.