Featured Session: Van Espahbodi & Ned Desmond Discuss Startups in Aerospace

Starburst Accelerator Cofounder, Van Espahbodi and TechCrunch COO, Ned Desmond discuss technology and venture trends in aviation, space and defense. Highlighting the rise of startups building supersonic jets, small satellites, 3D-printed rocket engines and more that are revolutionizing an industry that's changing the way we fly and communicate. Funding in aerospace startups reached a record $5B in 2019. With over 2000 startups per year raising capital, barriers to entry have lowered, allowing the tech community to change the way innovation happens in safety, security and defense.

Interested in what it takes to make an impact? Understand market trends and how to pitch your idea. Van and Ned will discuss approaches to fundraising, pitching, and successful models by starting with a big idea and moving into what it takes to scale into a competitive company doing business with government and captains of industry.

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Ned Desmond


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Van Espahbodi

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