Meet Tomorrow's Leaders at SpaceVision 2011

Meet Tomorrow's Leaders at SpaceVision 2011

October 17, 2011 Blog, Partner News

SFF and SEDS to Host Student NewSpace Business Plan Competition.

The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) is proud to sponsor the 2011 SpaceVision Conference and take an active role in engaging the attendees. SpaceVision is run by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) and aims to create connections between college students, professionals and companies in the space field. SpaceVision 2011 will take place in Boulder, CO on October 27-30 and registration is available online.

SFF Executive Director Will Watson is scheduled to speak on the Space Policy: How It’s Made panel the morning of Saturday, October 29th. He’ll be in the fine company of other conference speakers, including Bill Nye of The Planetary Society, Mark Sirangelo of Sierra Nevada Corp., Diane Dimeff of eSpace, and many more. The Foundation will also be sponsoring an evening networking event for students and speakers on Friday, October 28th. Attendees should make sure to stop by our booth to get details on this event and learn about our latest projects, including NewSpace 2012.

“The Space Frontier Foundation has been a staunch supporter of SEDS for many years because we believe this organization serves as the incubator for humanity’s future in space,” said Watson. “The raw optimism radiating from the young space leaders that attend SpaceVision is a powerful resource for NewSpace companies and non-profits like us.”


The Student NewSpace Business Plan Competition, hosted by the SFF and SEDS, will take place on Friday, October 28th and the winner will receive $1000. This competition allows students to pitch their idea to NewSpace investors and business leaders, and gain crucial insight into launching a startup. Five finalists will soon be selected to present to the judges, including Jon Goff of Altius Space Machines, Will Pomerantz of Virgin Galactic, Tom Olson of The Colony Fund, Liz Kennick of Space Ventures, and Ben Brockert of Armadillo Aerospace.

Find more information and register today for SpaceVision 2011 at

About SEDS

SEDS is an independent, student-based organization that promotes the exploration and development of space founded in 1980 at MIT and Princeton. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, supporting a network of interested students, providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space. SEDS is a chapter-based organization with chapters throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit