Space Investment Summit 3

San Jose, CA
Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Space Investment Summit 5
15 October 2008

Luxe Hotel Bel-Air
Los Angeles, California

                                     Summit Information

Summit Overview

Space Investment Summit 3 (SIS-3) focuses on leading seed and early stage investors, space entrepreneurs and space commerce professionals, and provides a unique opportunity to expand networks, join peer-to-peer discussions and assess pre-screened entrepreneurial business plans from companies with high growth potential.

Expert investors pack the SIS-3 program agenda with "first-look" updates on up-and-coming investment opportunities in space-related commerce, inside information on partnering opportunities, and reliable knowledge about pre-screened entrepreneurial companies.  For later-stage investors, SIS-3 reveals how space-related startups can move successfully through the investment pipeline, beyond seed and early stage status.  The SIS-3 agenda features special keynote speakers, networking receptions, an entrepreneurial exhibition and reception/dinner, and a variety of session topics.

  • An Overview of the Space Industry for Investors
  • Lessons from the Trenches
  • Guiding Space VC Fund Development
  • High Value Space Applications: Energy Markets
  • Crossover Investment Opportunities in Space-Enabled Technologies
  • Lessons from Europe on Entrepreneurship & Investment
  • Expanding Angel, Seed & Early State Investment Options

SIS-3 invites entrepreneurs to submit space commerce business plans for consideration at the SIS-3 investor forum.  A panel of investors and space commerce experts will evaluate applicant entrepreneur business plans, select top candidates and invite the entrepreneurs selected to either present their business plans or exhibit at the SIS-3, or both present and exhibit.  Market areas to be considered are biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, materials, satellite services (communications, navigation and observation), transportation, media, tourism, entertainment, advertising and others.  Crucial selection criteria are business plan quality and amount of private investment already obtained.  Of special interest are innovative business plans for enterprises that address markets: (1) in space; (2) enabled by space; (3) now commercially productive but which include an incremental plan for activities extending into space; and (4) that present the space experience.

A Proven Track Record

SIS-1 in New York City's financial district in April proved to be a highly successful first step (see  SIS-2 in Dallas in May 2007 (produced as the Space Venture Finance Symposium), continued to build forward momentum (see


SIS-3 will be held at the award winning resort, Dolce Hayes Mansion, located at 200 Edenvale Avenue, San Jose, California. The Mansion is 10 minutes south of downtown San Jose and minutes from the San Jose International Airport. The hotel website is

Summit Value


SIS-3 brings together leading investors, industry representatives, entrepreneurs, and experts, all with the latest information about relevant investment opportunities in space commerce.  The SIS-3 agenda provides abundant time for interactive discussion and networking.

The SIS-3 registration fee includes access to all Summit programs, special events, meals and networking opportunities.

     Welcome Networking Reception - Wednesday, Dec 5
     Luncheon with Special Keynote Speaker - Thursday, Dec 6
     Entrepreneurial Exhibition & Networking Reception/Dinner - Thursday, Dec 6
Meals - Wednesday evening reception; Thursday breakfast, lunch and dinner
Internet Service – Internet service will be available in the meeting areas and guestrooms
Parking – Complimentary parking will be available on-site at the Summit
Supporting Organizations

Organizations supporting the Summit include:

     Space Commerce Roundtable
     Space Frontier Foundation
     Alliance for Commercial Enterprises & Education for Space (ACES)
     California Space Authority
     National Space Society
     Space Foundation
     Space Tourism Society
     The Eighth Continent Project
     Venure Capital Private Equity Roundtable
     X PRIZE Foundation



SIS-3 is proud to be supported by the following outstanding sponsors:


     Charter Sponsors -              The Boeing Company
     Presenting Sponsors -         
EADS Astrium
                                                     Lockheed Martin Corporation

                                                     Honeywell International
                                                     Lunar Transportation Systems

     Contributing Sponsors -       Analytical Graphics Inc (AGI)
                                                     62 Mile Club
     Reception Sponsor -            Optech
     Lunch Sponsor -                    Wyle Laboratories Inc
     Exhibition Sponsor -             United Space Alliance (USA)
Breakfast Sponsor -             Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation


SIS-3 brings together leading investors, industry representatives, entrepreneurs, and experts, all with the latest information about relevant investment opportunities in space commerce. The agenda provides abundant time for interactive discussion and networking.  The agenda is currently being developed.  The initial agenda is as follows:

Wednesday 5 December

  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome Networking Reception
Featured Speakers

Thursday 6 December

  7:00 am8:00 am

Networking Continental Breakfast

  8:00 am - 8:30 am

Welcome & Agenda Overview
"An Overview of the Space Industry for Investors"

  8:45 am - 9:45 am

Concurrent Panels
Session 1A - "Lessons from the Trenches"
Session 1B - "Guiding Space VC Fund Development"

  9:45 am10:15 am

Networking Break

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Panels
Session 2A - "High Value Space Applications: Energy Markets"
Session 2B - "Crossover Investment Opportunities in Space-Enabled Technologies"

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Presentation
Bill Reichert
, Managing Partner, Garage Technology Ventures

  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Business Plan Presentations

  2:00 pm - 2:15 pm 

Brief Break

  2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Business Plan Presentations (continued)

  3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking Break

  3:45 pm5:15 pm

Concurrent Panels
Session 3A - "Lessons from Europe on Entrepreneurship & Investment"
Session 3B - "Expanding Angel, Seed & Early State Investment Options"

  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Entrepreneurial Exhibition - Reception, Dinner & Networking
Rick Citron
, Partner, Citron & Deutsch

Registration & Fees

All attendees are required to complete the on-line registration. Registration is complete when the attendee receives an email confirmation.

     Fees - $ 495.00 - Early Bird - All Access Registration (extended - limited time offer)
595.00 - Regular - All Access Registration

Summit Contact

Please contact the Summit Planners for more information or special arrangements.

     David Anderson,, 562-233-6300

     Mark Lorimer,, 562-233-6400


Hotel Accommodations


Attendees are invited to reserve a guestroom at the Dolce Hayes Mansion.  A special discount rate will apply for reservations made through the SIS-3 registration site.   Space at the Mansion is limited and offered on a first-available basis only.  Hotel options other than the Mansion are limited in the general area of the meeting, so attendees are strongly encouraged to make guestroom reservations as early as possible.  All attendees completing a confirmed registration will be emailed further instructions on guestroom reservations.

     Standard Guestroom (meeting rate) - $175.00 per night plus tax, Dec 5-6 (reserve on the SIS-3 registration site)

The standard meeting rate is also available for any three days prior to or after the Summit (December 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9).

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