Press Release

Space Foundation to Offer Free Space Commerce Workshop for Minority Business Owners

By SpaceRef Editor
July 18, 2019
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The Space Foundation is hosting a one-day Space Commerce Training Program in Orlando, Fla., funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. Registration for the workshop will be free to Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned businesses.

Industry experts will discuss emerging business opportunities and address challenges in entering the space industry. Featured workshop presenters are:

  • Diane Dimeff, Space Commerce, Chief Advisor
  • Mo Kanwischer, Space Commerce Strategic Advisor
  • Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Strategic Programs Advisor

Topics will include:

  • Positioning Your Company or Product
  • Scaling and Strategy
  • Creating Your Value Proposition
  • Partnering for Investment


This Space Commerce Training Program will be held at National Entrepreneur Center, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and lunch and a networking reception are included. This is one of a series of training workshops the Space Foundation is holding around the country to help companies address the most common challenges faced in entering the space industry.


See registration information at


About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activityand through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites – and – and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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Space Foundation contact:   

Carol Hively, Director – Public Relations & Team Communications

SpaceRef staff editor.