Session 3: New Trends in Space Innovation and Funding

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Hear about the latest in space technologies from a NASA Project Manager. Learn about two spaceteck companies that can hold the key to our future from the founders.


Dan Loague
President, Washington DC ArchAngels
Dan Loague has an extensive background in venture capital and early stage investments. Over the past twenty-five years he has built, and now works with a national network of exceptionally active angels, professional investors, corporate, business development professionals, technology enterprise executives and government officials. Read full profile…


Walt Anderson
Transformative Telecom Technologies
Mr. Anderson has been a pioneer in the commercial (non- military) development of outer
space both commercially and through his charitable and educational activities including his cofounding of the International Space University in 1988. Read full profile…

John R. Bucknell
CEO and Founder, Virtus Solis Technologies
John Bucknell is the CEO and Founder of Virtus Solis Technologies, a startup focused on deploying the first commercial space solar power platform. Read full profile…

Thomas Andrew Olson
Director of Business Development, Avealto, Ltd.
For over three decades, Mr. Olson has been a business systems engineer and analyst in the Communications, Aerospace, and Publishing sectors. In addition, he spent several years in the Financial Services sector (cash and fund management). Read full profile…

Jonathan Root
Program Manager, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Jonathan Root is a senior advisor and project manager for the Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) program within the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) at NASA Headquarters. He also manages the Supplier Research and Analysis program for the SMA Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where he is based. Read full profile…