19th
Mar

Calling all Space Entrepreneurs!

                             
 
DATE: Mon, March 19, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
VENUE: George Davis Medical Centre,University of Leicester,15 Lancaster Rd,Leicester LE1 7HA

                      

Could you be an ‘astropreneur’?

Tech moguls like Elon Musk, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen are gravitating towards private space exploration. Could the next unicorn come from space?

‘Unicorns’ are privately-owned startups with a market valuation over $1 billion or more. In entrepreneurship ambitions and risks are high, but it’s an exciting world of new possibility - and nowhere is that more true than the field of space entrepreneurship.

You might be wondering what sort of business opportunities there are in space, or even what it means to be a space entrepreneur anyway?

Perhaps you’ve got what it takes to join the 10,000 private space companies predicted to start up in the next decade, or maybe you’re just curious and want to learn more.

Space entrepreneurship isn’t just about putting on an astronaut suit and leaving the atmosphere - there’s opportunities in tourism, orbital 3D printing, scientific research and even zero gravity baking! It takes specialist on-ground teams to make it all happen and decades of research and technological developments to get space innovations off the ground.

Our mission is to find the region’s next entrepreneurs and support the creation and development of innovative new businesses, including those that want to work in the exciting field of space entrepreneurship.

If you’re looking to learn more about the opportunities in and around space entrepreneurship and you want to meet like-minded people, then this event is for you!

What to expect:

  • Hear from an inspiring guest speaker working at the heart of the space industry
  • Explore the possibilities of space entrepreneurship
  • Meet like-minded people, work in groups and explore the sector further
  • Challenge yourselves to come up with innovative new ideas

Whether you’re actively working on an idea already or you’re just curious to find out more, come along to this free event.

This event is brought to you by the Space Industries Accelerator, a collaboration between University of Leicester and the UK Space Agency. For more information about the Accelerator or this event please contact the organiser.

For more information please visit the website.