Friday, July 13, 2007

More on Space Frontier Foundation Business Competition

RLV News posts more details on the NewSpace Business Plan Competition to be held at NewSpace 2007 in Washington D.C. by the Space Frontier Foundation. You can read an analysis of the competition at Cosmic Log.

The competitors better have business plans grounded in real business principles, because a noted Space Cynic will be one of the judges.

One of the "Boot Camp" instructors is Ken Davidian from NASA's Centennial Challenges prize program.

Here's the relevant excerpt from the NewSpace 2007 page:

8:00 am
The Next Great Space Business — Annual Business Plan Competition

The Space Frontier Foundation is hosting it's annual business plan competition. Last year we had over 20 companies apply. We're inviting SEC-accredited investors and their representatives to judge the business plans based on a one-page summary and a 5-8 minute pitch. Presenting companies are all early stage companies with technologies or products that advance the goals of an enduring human presence in space.

Judges Include:

Mohanjit Jolly – Partner, Draper Fisher Jurveston
Andrew Nelson – Angel Investor, Boston Harbor Angels
Guillermo Söhnlein – Managing Director, Space Angels Network
Lee Valentine – Angel Investor
Dr. Burton Lee – Partner, Innovarium Ventures
Shubber Ali – Entrepreneur

Please contact Rich Pournelle, Space Frontier Foundation Project Manager at if you would like to be a judge or suggest someone.