Space Adviser Board

We believe advisers are critical for startups. That’s why we build the Space Adviser Board.

Laura Forczyk

Education: Astronomy, Physics – Astrophysics, 

Topics: Scientist; Strategy; Lean Startup; Business Models; Customer Development; Business Development; Communications / Marketing / Social Media

Regional Focus: USA, Global

Introduction: A scientist with entrepreneurial leanings, Laura Seward Forczyk desired to dance on the Moon and explore the stars from a young age. She is the owner of space consulting firm Astralytical focusing on space industry, policy, and science. Laura has researched astrophysics and planetary science at three NASA centers, flown two parabolic “Zero G” campaigns, and earned NASTAR suborbital astronaut wings. She is a NASA Subject Matter Expert for planetary science missions. She serves on the advisory boards for the Lifeboat Foundation and the Society of Women in Space Exploration and serves as a mentor for the Brooke Owens Fellowship program. She is the author of Rise of the Space Age Millennials. Prior to forming her own company, Laura ran the Florida office of international startup Swiss Space Systems working to establish parabolic and suborbital flight at KSC, throughout North America, and globally. Laura has also worked as a scientific analyst for the nonprofit Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (ISS National Laboratory) to facilitate over 50 experiments on the International Space Station for the benefit of life on Earth. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from Florida Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in astrophysics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and has conducted doctoral studies in planetary science at the University of Central Florida.

Tahir Merali

Education: Mechanical Engineering

Topics: Business and Management; Scientist; Engineering; Strategy; Lean Startup; Business Models; Business Development; Recruiting and Training; Education; Communications / Marketing / Social Media

Regional Focus: Canada, USA, Europe

Introduction: Internationally-recognized multi-sector management and technical expertise across Industry (Fortune500 through start-up), Government (Space agencies) & Academia (human spaceflight research).

Shrrirup Nambiar

Education: Aerospace Engineering, Space systems, Education, Design and Human factors for space missions, Robotics, Automation, AI supporter

Topics: Engineering; Education; Design and Human Factors

Regional Focus: India, Italy

Introduction: Research scholar at Politecnico di Torino, working on Design of Autonomous Flight Simulators. Former Assistant Professor of Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering.

Israel Ojeda Coronado

Education: Aerospace and Space Systems Engineer

Topics: Business and Management; Information Technology; Strategy; Lean Startup; Business Models; Business Development; Education

Regional Focus: Mexico, Global

Introduction: Advisor, Coach & Trainer Helping Business & Organizations Disrupt their Industry | Digital Transformation | Industry 4.0

Sourav Karmakar

Education: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Topics: Business and Management; Robotics and Sensors; Engineering; Education

Regional Focus: India, Global

Introduction: Sourav Karmakar is an Electronics & Communication Engineer, CEO of Infinos & TedX Speaker. He is doing research on Soft & Flexible Robotics. His vision to make a hybrid, origami & soft robots for med-tech, defence & aerospace applications. The Startup i.e. Infinos Tech LLP) is into a Renewable energy-based portable (hardware) device for the biotech application & Educational activities such as workshop, webinars, etc. He is the Indian Chapter Chair of Space Renaissance International & Lunar Mission One to grow awareness about space. He’s also helping entrepreneurs about building products from scratch.

Bernd Weiss

Education: Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Space Studies; Advanced Courses in Law, Finance, and Marketing.

Topics: Business Management, Operations, “Getting Things Done”, +19 years experience

Regional Focus: Germany, Canada, USA, Chile, Europe, Japan, Global

Introduction: Entrepreneurial leader with 21 years of progressive experience in management, software engineering, and technology operations.

Leon Traves

Topics: Operations and Regulations, 10 years experience

Regional Focus: USA, Australia, Europe

Introduction: Internationally experienced Aerospace Management and Client Engagement professional with advanced degrees in Aviation Management and Space Studies.

This Could Be You

Space Business Adviser and Career Mentor, 10 years experience

Europe, Australia

Are you interested to support founders and startups as Space Adviser and ready go? We are looking for a diverse mix of people and background and support an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international work environment.

 

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