Press Release

Mark your calendars for Space Investment Summit 5

By SpaceRef Editor
July 10, 2008
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Supported by the Space Frontier Foundation

Nyack, NY – July 10, 2008 As many of you already know, several key players in the Space Frontier Foundation are also key players in the Space Investment Summit series. So we’re taking a few minutes out from our frantic preparations for next week’s NewSpace 2008 to let you know that plans for Space Investment Summit 5 in LA are progressing very nicely.

BTW, we just heard from the NewSpace 2008 hotel that there are still rooms available.

Space Investment Summit 5 15 October 2008 Luxe Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles


Space Investment Summit 5 (SIS-5) 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 comes at an exciting time for space-related business, with space startups like Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX nearing commercial operations, while space-related ventures like Google Earth and Garmin expand to reach global markets.


Promoting innovation in space-related commerce worldwide, SIS-5 offers leading seed and early stage investors, space-related entrepreneurs, established companies, government, academia, and non-profit organizations a unique opportunity to expand networks, join peer-to-peer discussions, and assess pre-screened entrepreneurial business plans from companies with significant growth potential. The summit series helps investors gain knowledge that might guide future investment decisions. Entrepreneurs gain from an increased investor interest in their efforts and established companies benefit by promoting the development of new opportunities for partnership with entrepreneurial companies.

The Summit welcomes as its keynote speaker, Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a leading venture capital firm with affiliate offices around the world. Mr. Jurvetson was the founding VC investor in Hotmail and has earned the reputation as a high-tech visionary and alpha venture capitalist in the Silicon Valley. DFJ has been proud to back over 400 companies across many sectors, including Skype (acquired by EBAY). Entrepreneurial Business Plans.

Companies interested in presenting their business plans at the Summit may send an email message with company name and contact information to

A Proven Track Record.

The Space Investment Summit Series has proven to be highly successful first steps and will continue to gain momentum for space-related commerce. See and for details on the first four Summits and other investment forums previously hosted by the Space Commerce Roundtable and National Space Society. Accommodations.

The Luxe Hotel Bel-Air is located at 11461 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. Please call the hotel directly at 310-476-6571 to make guestroom reservations.

Hosted by

Space Investment Summit Coalition


The Boeing Company . EADS Astrium . Honeywell . Lockheed Martin Corporation . Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation . United Space Alliance . 62 Mile Club

Supporting Organizations

Space Commerce Roundtable . National Space Society . Space Enterprise Council . Space Foundation Space Frontier Foundation . California Space Authority . Alliance for Commercial Enterprises and Education in Space . Space Tourism Society . Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies . Eighth Continent . VC Private Equity Roundtable . X PRIZE Foundation

SpaceRef staff editor.