Space Investment Summit 7 Set for Sept. 30

Space Investment Summit 7
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
8:15 am – 6:30 pm

Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Space Investment Summit 7 (SIS-7) will continue the series of forums hosting entrepreneurs and investors in a frank dialogue about the best investment opportunities in new space-related ventures. The summit also features presentation of a limited number of pre-qualified space-related business plans from reputable entrepreneurs to an audience of leading seed and early stage investors. The summit series helps investors gain knowledge that might guide future investment decisions, and helps entrepreneurs gain from an increased investor interest in their efforts and development of new opportunities for partnership.

Entrepreneurial Business Plan Submission.
Companies interested in presenting their business plans at the Summit are welcome to submit an application for judging (available June, 2009).

Entrepreneurial Reception and Exhibition. The Summit will also include an exhibition of selected business plans and featured entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs may be invited to 1) present a plan during the Summit and display the plan at the exhibition or 2) provide a display only at the exhibition. Exhibits will be limited to 6’ table top displays.

Pre-Qualified Judging Criteria. A panel of investors and space commerce experts will evaluate applications, select top candidates and invite the entrepreneurs selected to present their business plans and/or a display at the exhibition. Market areas to be considered include space transportation, satellite services, tourism, media, advertising, biotech, pharmaceuticals, materials and others. Crucial selection criteria are business plan quality and evidence of existing seed/angel investor interest.

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.

Summit Location. SIS-7 will be held at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 92115.

Registration Fee.
$250 for all non-investor attendees. Investors receive complimentary registration. Includes admission to all panel sessions, business plan presentations, featured lunch program, and networking reception.

Business Plan Presentation Fee. $750 for each business plan selected for presentation to the Summit display at the exhibition (includes one complimentary attendee registration and table display at the networking reception.