Launching an Austin Space Startup: Why, Where and How

Austin has emerged as a hub of entrepreneurial activity, in many ways the new Silicon Valley. But it hasn't been until the last few years that “New Space” focused startups have arrived in the Central Texas region. Hear from Tom Markusic, the founder and CEO of Firefly Aerospace on why his rocket company chose Austin as its home. Markusic will also discuss the city's future in becoming a more robust ecosystem for the space industry and how the emerging space industry will be a driver for high-paying 21st century jobs.

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Tom Markusic

Firefly Aerospace

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