Two weeks left to score early bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020

NASA just made history by landing a spacecraft on an asteroid. If that kind of technical achievement carbonates your glass of Tang, join us on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020, an event dedicated to early-stage space startups.

We’ve launched early-bird pricing, and $ 125 buys you access to all live sessions, plus video on demand. Don’t procrastinate. Buy your pass now before the early-bird reenters Earth’s atmosphere (and prices go up) on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

More ways to save: Go further together with early bird group tickets ($ 100) — bring four team members and get the fifth one free. We also offer discount passes for students ($ 50) and government, military and non-profits ($ 95). Looking for out-of-this-world exposure? An Early Stage Startup Exhibitor Package ($ 360) includes four tickets, digital exhibition space, a pitch session to attendees and the ability to generate leads. Bonus savings: Extra Crunch subscribers get a 20 percent discount.

TC Sessions: Space is an unrivaled opportunity to learn from, connect and network with boundary-pushing founders, investors and officials from NASA, the Aerospace Corporation, the U.S. Air Force and leading space companies spanning public, private and defense sectors.

We’ve packed the conference with outstanding presentations, fireside chats and interviews. Plus, you’ll find breakout sessions on specialized topics, audience Q&As with Main Stage speakers and the expo area for partners and early stage startups.

Here’s a taste of the topics but keep an eye on the agenda, because we’ll add more speakers and sessions in the coming weeks.

Asteroid Rocks and Moon Landings

Lisa Callahan, vice president/general manager of commercial civil space at Lockheed Martin Space, discusses all aspects of scientific and civil exploration of the solar system — from robots scooping rockets from the surface of galaxy-traveling asteroids, to preparing for the return of humans to the surface of the Moon.

Sourcing Tech for Securing Space

Lt. General Thompson is responsible for fostering an ecosystem of non-traditional space startups and the future of Space Force acquisitions, all to the end goal of protecting the global commons of space. He’ll discuss what the U.S. looks for in startup partnerships and emerging tech, and how it works with these young companies.

Bridging Today and Tomorrow’s Tech

Corporate VC funds are a key source of investment for space startups, in part because they often involve partnerships that help generate revenue, and because they understand the timelines involved. SpaceFund’s Meagan Crawford and Lockheed Martin Ventures’ J. Christopher Moran discuss how these funds fit in with more standard venture to power the ecosystem.

TC Sessions: Space 2020 takes flight on December 16-17, but we’re starting our early bird countdown right now. Great savings disappear in two weeks on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Buy your early bird passes today and celebrate your savvy shopping with a tall glass of Tang.

Is your company interested in sponsoring TC Sessions: Space 2020? Click here to talk with us about available opportunities.

Startups – TechCrunch

This VR startup launched to help kids with autism. Now it’s expanding in the behavioral health space. – Washington Business Journal

This VR startup launched to help kids with autism. Now it’s expanding in the behavioral health space.  Washington Business Journal
“startups when:1d” – Google News

Launch next-level networking with CrunchMatch at our TC Sessions: Space event

TC Sessions: Space 2020, our first space technology event, launches December 16-17 and you won’t want to miss our virtual conference focused on this fast-emerging startup category. You’ll hear from the space industry’s top movers, shakers and decision makers including Space Command’s General John W. Raymond, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Tess Hatch of Bessemer Venture Partners — with plenty more to come.

TC Sessions: Space offers an unparalleled networking opportunity to meet the most important people in the space industry, across public, private and defense. You’ll be able to set up meetings with hundreds of engineers, founders, students, investors, executives, military and government officials from around the world. CrunchMatch, our free, AI-powered platform connects you with the people who share your specific business interests and goals. It makes networking easier, efficient and more productive.

After you register for TC Sessions: Space 2020, you’ll get invited to the CrunchMatch platform where you’ll answer a few quick questions about who you want to meet. Then CrunchMatch gets to work to find and recommend people who align with your goals. You can send invites and schedule 1:1 video calls. You also have the option to search manually. Connect with investors, founders, engineers, R&D teams, manufacturers, students, potential customers or employees. CrunchMatch makes it faster and easier.

Pro Tip: Buy your pass before early-bird pricing ends on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). We offer discount passes for students, government, military and non-profits, and current Extra Crunch subscribers receive a 20 percent discount on passes.

This may be our first space conference, but it’s not our first rodeo. Read what attendees from other TC Sessions say about networking with CrunchMatch.

“The networking at TC Sessions is terrific. Our company’s building momentum in the U.S. market, and the opportunity to meet and talk with all the players is very important. The CrunchMatch platform made it easy to connect.”— Melika Jahangiri, vice president at Wunder Mobility.

“The CrunchMatch is basically speed-dating for techies, and it was very helpful. I scheduled at least 10 short, precise meetings. I learned about startups in stealth mode, what big corporations were up to — things not yet picked up by the press. It was great, and I followed up on three or four of those connections.” — Jens Lehmann, technical lead and product manager, SAP.

Get ready for a deep dive on topics like 3D-printed rockets, launch services, orbital operations, ground station networks and beyond. Learn about innovative tech, discover emerging trends and potential opportunities.

TC Sessions: Space 2020 lifts off December 16-17. Buy your pass today and start connecting with the space tech community, learn from and partner with the people determined to push deeper into the cosmos.

Is your company interested in sponsoring TC Sessions: Space 2020? Click here to talk with us about available opportunities.

Startups – TechCrunch

EIB funds a space firm for the first time; invests €15M in this Italian New Space company

D-Orbit EIB satellite releasing in space

Space missions have evolved in the past few years. The field which was once available only for government backed entities is now the playground of private corporations as well. D-Orbit is one such Italy-based private startup, which has made a name for itself in the space sector. The company has now secured €15 million financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB). 

EIB’s first space firm investment

This is the first time the European Investment Bank has invested in a space firm. The current financing round was led by EIB, with participation from the company’s existing investors such as Seraphim Capital, Noosphere Ventures, Elysia Capital, CDP Venture Capital Sgr, Nova Capital, and TT Venture. This latest funding will enable D-Orbit to carry on with its expansion plans, with the goal of “redefining the standards of the orbital transportation industry.”

Recent launch of in house satellite platform

D-Orbit is one of the few companies in the space sector that has created a proprietary satellite platform called ION Satellite Carrier. This platform is capable of hosting several satellites and deploying them in their precise operational slot in one or more orbits. It is currently completing the ground testing campaign of a new satellite carrier for a second ION mission.

The new space company offers solutions to cover the complete lifecycle of a space mission. This includes mission analysis and design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, testing, launch, and end-of-life decommissioning. D-Orbit says that its capability to offer tailored launch and deployment services sets it apart from the competition. 

The company was founded back in 2011 by Luca Rossettini and Renato Panesi. It currently employs about 80 people, and alongside the Italy HQ, its subsidiaries are present in Lisbon, Portugal, Washington DC, and Harwell, UK. 

Back in March this year, the company secured a funding of over €8.46M. This round was led by Italian Neva F.I.R.S.T., along with some new and existing investors. Amongst the new investors were 808 Ventures, View Different, Savim, and two Italian private investment vehicles Geostazionaria and ClubDealOnline. 

Startups – Silicon Canals

C-Com: Many startups designing flat-panel, phased array antennas. We are profitable & have global distribution – Space Intel Report

C-Com: Many startups designing flat-panel, phased array antennas. We are profitable & have global distribution  Space Intel Report
“startups when:1d” – Google News

US Space Force Lt. General John F. Thompson will join us at TC Sessions: Space in December – TechCrunch

US Space Force Lt. General John F. Thompson will join us at TC Sessions: Space in December  TechCrunch
“startups when:1d” – Google News

Space steaks: Slaughter free-meat startup grows meat that’s out of this world – Israel Hayom

Space steaks: Slaughter free-meat startup grows meat that’s out of this world  Israel Hayom
“startups when:1d” – Google News

Aleph Farms Looks To Take Its Lab-Grown Food Production To Space – NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News

Aleph Farms Looks To Take Its Lab-Grown Food Production To Space  NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News
“startups when:1d” – Google News