SYMPOSIUM AND INVESTMENT SUMMIT

COMMERCIAL SUBORBITAL SPACEFLIGHT AND NORTH CAROLINA'S

NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY AND DEFENSE INDUSTRIES    (#NCNewSpace)

 

June 12th at the NC Biotechnology Center

15 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

 

 

Space is central to our economy in two fundamental ways:  1) It provides scientific, commercial, military and government platforms (satellites, space stations, rockets, suborbital transportation) that support a variety of industries, and 2) space industry companies buy the products and services of non-space companies. 

 

This event combines an educational symposium with an entrepreneur investment summit.  In the morning, you will learn about the commercial suborbital spaceflight industry and the benefits it can provide to North Carolina’s nanobiotechnology and defense industries.  The afternoon will feature pitches from entrepreneurs seeking investment capital and partnerships.  Through these pitches, they will also demonstrate how space is a driver of creative business ideas that may be of use to your company.

PRIMER.  To download "Commercial Spaceflight and North Carolina's Nano- and biotechnology Industries - A Primer," click here.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION.  Click here.

MORNING EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

An overview of the Commercial Suborbital Spaceflight industry and its value to North Carolina’s nanobiotechnology and defense industries.

 

7:45-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:55

Opening Remarks

Jeff Krukin, Managing Partner, Exodus Consulting Group

 

8:55-9:00

Opening Remarks

Scott Dorney, North Carolina Military Business Center
9:00-9:30

Aerospace & Defense industry perspective

Bill Greuling, Vice President, North Carolina Aerospace Alliance; Business Development Specialist, North Carolina Military Business Center

9:30-10:00

Nanobiotechnology perspective

John W. Hardin, Ph.D., Executive Director, Office of Science & Technology (OST), North Carolina Department of Commerce

 

10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00

Life sciences relevant to suborbital spaceflight

Mark Shelhamer, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine; Member, Suborbital Applications Researchers Group, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

 

11:00-11:30

Commercial suborbital spaceflight: new opportunities from a new business model

Khaki Rodway, Director of Payload Sales and Operations, XCOR Aerospace

 

11:30-Noon

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, IPOs, and changing the way innovation is financed on Wall Street

Scott Livingston, Chief Executive Officer, Livingston Securities

 

Noon-1:30 Lunch

 

AFTERNOON NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY AND DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES INVESTMENT SUMMIT

Entrepreneurs present to angel investors and venture capitalists in the audience.

 

1:30-2:00

Space-scalable© (1) investment opportunities

Tom Olson, Founding Partner, Exodus Consulting Group

 

2:00-5:00 Entrepreneur business plan presentations and investor comments
5:00-5:15

Closing remarks

Jeff Krukin, Managing Partner, Exodus Consulting Group

 

5:15-7:00 Networking Reception (TBD)

 

(1) Technologies primarily developed to solve problems here on Earth for commercial benefit and profit, but are also scalable to solve key long range space problems when the demand ultimately exists, to help make the settlement of the space frontier a reality. This could include biotechnology, nanotechnology, medicine, radiation mitigation, smart materials, alternative energy, or next-gen IT hardware, among many other possibilities.

INVESTMENT SUMMIT PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

Qualification to participate in the Investment Summit is determined by the criteria described on the attached flyer. To view the qualifications and submission guidelines, click hereIMPORTANT:  The investment summit is seeking entries from seed, start-up, or early-growth firms ONLY. 

REGISTRATION.  To register for this event, please follow the respective links:

 

Attendee, $125.00

Prior to June 11, 2013

Click Here to Register

Includes all day beverages and lunch. 

Walk-In Registration, $150.00

June 12, 2013

Available the day of the event.

Includes all day beverages and lunch. 

Exhibitor Registration, $350.00

First come, first served

Click here to Register

Includes two attendees, six-foot display table. Also includes all day beverages and lunch.

Investment Summit Executive Summary Submission, $45.00

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For more information, please see the below section.

 

PAYMENT.  After completion of your attendee registration and/or executive summary submission, online payment is available through the use of a Visa or MasterCard.  Online payment is preferred.  However, checks will be accepted.  Checks must be made out to "Fayetteville Technical Community College" and mailed to PO Box 1748, Fayetteville, NC 28302-1748. All checks must be received prior to June 10, 2013.  None of the above registration or submission fees are refundable. 

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS                                                                                        

   

     

 

MEDIA SPONSOR

Lux Research, Inc., www.luxresearchinc.com

CONTACT

Event Program:  Jeff Krukin, Managing Partner, Exodus Consulting Group, 919-338-0936, jakrukin@exodus-consulting.com

Logistics/Registration:  Courtney Smedick, Integrated Marketing, NC Military Business Center, smedickc@ncmbc.us


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