Startup Weekend London Space

    Friday, February 8 - 10, 2019


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Startup Weekend London Space

Friday, February 8 - 10, 2019



Friday, February 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Rise London
41 Luke St
London, UK EC2A 4DP

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Build a Space Business in two days!

Are you excited by the idea of building a business in space?  Do you have an idea, or a problem you'd like to solve, or do you just want to get involved in the NewSpace revolution, but don't know where to start, or who to start with?   

What do you need to bring?   Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.   Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can be anything, provided it involves the space sector in some way. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.  

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience.
Your ticket includes:
 
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors, as well as opportunities to meet key players in the space sector
  • Datasets from Spire Global, Sentinel 2 and more
  • Support on the day from OpenCosmos to help you understand how to launch your own space mission
  • Access to customers to validate your business ideas against
  • Awesome space-themed swag - stickers, t-shirts and more
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Once the Startup Weekend is finished, we'll be supporting all our entrepreneurs for three months, with introductions to funding opportunities, networking events and mentoring, before holding a SpaceUp UnConference, where all our teams can pitch to investors, angels and corporates for funding and further support.  

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!   Still have questions, feel free to reach us at london-space@startupweekend.org.   Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!   No talk, all action!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday February 8th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


9:45 pm
Finish Up!
Time to head home and get some rest, Saturday is going to be a busy day.

Saturday February 9th


8:30 am
Doors Open
Arrive, breakfast served from 9


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive! They're here to help and will work with your teams.


1:00 pm
Lunch


1:30 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


9:30 pm
Wrap-Up
Finish for the day. Venue closes at 930.

Sunday February 10th


8:30 am
Doors open
Arrive, breakfast served from 9


10:00 am
Coaches Arrive
Final opportunity to ask questions and work on your pitch


12:00 pm
Lunch


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


6:00 pm
Dinner


6:30 pm
Judging & Awards


7:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Coaches and Mentors


Jordan Picard
Digital Incubation Lead @ Inmarsat

Jordan Picard is a five year veteran of Inmarsat, the world leader in mobile satellite communications and one of the UK's leading space companies. He brings experience from multiple areas of Inmarsat’s business, including commercial strategy and sales roles in its aviation business unit as well as innovation in its corporate product group. Jordan has expert knowledge of the commercial satellite industry, with specialization in competitive strategy and value chain dynamics amongst satellite fleet operators and the latest trends in technology evolution.


Allison Rowe
Experience Design Director @ McKinsey

Allison Rowe is a designer, strategist and creative technologist who loves speculating about and crafting new futures. She develops innovative and emotive products, services and businesses that transport us towards a happier and healthier world.

Allison is currently infusing a strategic design direction into business transformations as an Experience Design Director at McKinsey & Company—focused on spotting new commercial opportunities, launching successful insights-driven products / services to market, and imbuing companies with people-centric innovation. Previously she brought to life the future of creativity and immersive computing at Microsoft, and in a past life she developed medical devices for pediatric surgery, managed the global rollout of healthcare software, and helped launch a hardware startup making female-centric sex toys.


Anushka Sharma
Founder @ Nauut

Recognised as one of the Top 100 most influential BAME tech leaders in the UK - Financial Times November 2018. Nush has been active in the tech ecosystem across the UK, Europe, and the USA for 6+ years. Having a Computing background, she’s helped to support new space startups and is focussed on Innovation Strategy for Space. With over 18 years of experience across industry and sectors, Nush provides a unique perspective, with this portfolio experience, she has been described as an 'Expert Generalist'. Nush is an experienced speaker, panelist, and moderator at global events and conferences.

Naaut launched in 2017 following her international work in the Space sector over the past four years with startups, SMEs and Space Agencies such as NASA and ESA. Currently, Project Manager at Frontier Development Lab, FDL is an artificial intelligence research accelerator established to apply AI technologies to challenges in space exploration for the benefit of all humankind.

Nush is a champion for Diversity in Tech and has been an Ambassador for Google for Startups Campus London community #poctech.


Ramon Blanco Maceiras
Propulsion Bids & Studies Lead @ Thales Alenia Space

Ramon has an extensive knowledge of the commercial and institutional space market needs thanks to his role as Propulsion Bid & Studies lead within the satellite prime contractor TAS. From these broad market needs, he has had a focus on understanding and addressing the “New Space” type opportunities and solutions which has lead him to be in contact with a wide range of space start-ups: from end-service customer to subsystem or product based start-ups.

He has a strong interest in innovation and new space technologies and as such he keeps a good outlook for new companies and opportunities within the space industry.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend London Space team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend London is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Anna
    Jagric
  • Charlie
    Bilsland
  • Alex
    Cleator
  • Flora
    Macleod

Facilitators


Sean Paul
Program Manager at CoPilot Ipark Tech Startup Accelerator, Norway

Sean Paul Shanor is a Norwegian American entrepreneur, facilitator,
coach, and speaker with a drive to connect, enable, and inspire
individuals to fuel their passion, build startups, and empower others with the right tools and ecosystem support to succeed. He is a techgeek, jackof-all-digital-analog-trades entrepreneur that has learned how to piece together startups at low cost, high impact, and by facilitating key partnerships to leverage assets any team needs.

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Sean Paul
Program Manager at CoPilot Ipark Tech Startup Accelerator, Norway

Sean Paul Shanor is a Norwegian American entrepreneur, facilitator,
coach, and speaker with a drive to connect, enable, and inspire
individuals to fuel their passion, build startups, and empower others with the right tools and ecosystem support to succeed. He is a techgeek, jackof-all-digital-analog-trades entrepreneur that has learned how to piece together startups at low cost, high impact, and by facilitating key partnerships to leverage assets any team needs.


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