Space Symposium: Innovate

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

This year startups have a dedicated stage – Space Symposium: Innovate.  Space Foundation’s Space Commerce Institute, in partnership with Starburst Aerospace, is hosting a pitch competition designed to showcase emerging space companies with proven technologies and provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with key stakeholders.  Top applicants of this invitation-only event will pitch their companies to a distinguished panel comprised of innovation leaders from the United States government, industry, and venture capital.

Master of Ceremonies: Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Space Foundation 

Panel Moderator: Elizabeth Reynolds, Starburst Aerospace

Presenter of Snapshot of Current Space Economy: Lesley Conn, Space Foundation


  • Natasha Ahmed, Disruptive
  • Dr. Kam Ghaffarian, IBX
  • Sara Jones, Honeywell Ventures 
  • Vinny Pande, SpaceWERX Ventures
  • Benjamin Zeitoun, Starburst Aerospace

Presenting Companies:

  • Matthew Goodman, The Exclosure
  • Mike Grace, LONGSHOT
  • Alex Haro, Hubble Network
  • Solange Massa, Ecoatoms
  • Lee Rosen, Think Orbital
  • Trevor Smith, Atomic-6
  • Ed Tate, Virtus Solis
  • Dr. Nicole Wagner, Lambda Vision


  • Carissa Bryce Christensen, BryceTech
  • Debra Facktor, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense
  • Peter Hughes, NASA 
  • Sonia Phares, Lockheed Martin Space 

Sign up for the waitlist here:

By Invitation Only