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 Dedicated to the entrepreneurs making a better world with space and satellite technology


SSPI, Ogilvy, Hogan Lovells and the New York Space Alliance present the first annual Astropreneurship Day in New York – a celebration of entrepreneurs who make our world a better place using space and satellite technologies while creating vital, growing businesses in the process. Astropreneurship Day takes place at 875 Third Avenue, New York, NY.


November 1, 2018

3:00-5:30 pm
Space Commercialization & Entrepreneurship in New York
Hosted by Hogan Lovells
Discussions & special presentations on the dynamic expansion of space commercialization, start-up activity and the future of the industry in New York State. Featuring a fireside chat with Randy Segal (Hogan Lovells), Alex Clavel (SoftBank Group International) and Will Porteus (RRE Ventures), a panel moderated by Joe Fargnoli (NYSA) with Armand Musey (Summit Ridge Group), Hoyt Davidson (Near Earth LLC) and Noel Rimalovski (GH Partners LLC) and a winner’s panel, moderated by SSPI and Ursa Space.

5:30-7:00 pm
First Annual Astropreneurship Awards
Hosted by Ogilvy
SSPI & NYSA present the first awards for space entrepreneurships in New York State. Awards are presented to three entrepreneurs or individuals whose start-up company or efforts have made the commercialization of space in New York a reality.



Alex Clavel
Managing Director
Hoyt Davidson
Near Earth LLC
Joe Fargnoli
Senior Managing Director
Armand Musey
Summit Ridge Group
Will Porteus
RRE Ventures
Noel Rimalovski
Managing Director
GH Partners LLC
Randy Segal
Hogan Lovells


The Astropreneurship Awards are part of SSPI’s global Better Satellite World campaign, which targets entrepreneurs and investors in the industry, as well as students and young professionals seeking a career in our global industry. The campaign educates the regulators and policymakers on whose judgment the industry depends. And it engages the industry’s future customers, who might not otherwise consider space and satellite technologies as a solution to their pressing problems. Ours is an indispensable industry which has an impact on the daily lives of almost everyone and moves the world’s economy and cultures forward.


The Astropreneurship Awards are presented by



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01 Nov 2018
3:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

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  • 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

Astropreneurship Day Program

3:00-3:20 – Registration & Networking

3:20 – 3:30 – Welcome. Hogan Lovells.

3:30-4:00“The Physics of New Space Valuation.” Presented by New York Space Alliance.  Moderator: Joseph D. Fargnoli, NYSA.  Armand Musey, Summit Ridge Group, Hoyt Davidson CEO, Near Earth LLC & Noel Rimalovski, Managing Director, GH Partners LLC

4:00 – 4:05Better Satellite World video, SSPI

4:05 – 4:40Fireside Chat: The Future of Space Investments. Randy Segal, Hogan Lovells in Conversation with Alex Clavel, Head of M&A and Corporate Finance, SoftBank Group & Will Porteus, General Partner & COO, RRE Ventures

4:40 – 4:45 – Spacecom 2018 – The Houston Show. A Sneak Preview

4:45 – 5:00 – Coffee Break

5:00 – 5.30 - Being an Astropreneur in NY State.  A panel moderated by SSPI’s Director of Innovation, Lou Zacharilla.  With this year’s Astropreneurship Winners and former Space & Satellite Industry Promise Award recipient and one of industry’s “poster children” for space startups, Ithaca-based Ursa Space.

5:30 -5:40 - Astropreneurship Day in NYC Awards. Ben Levine, Ogilvy

5:40 – 6:10 – Awards, Lou Zacharilla, SSPI, Emcee

6:10 – 6:15 – Closing Remarks, Hogan Lovells

6:15 – 7:00 – Networking