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The Reality of Funding Space Entrepreneurs

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave New York, NY 10036 USA (map)

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Talk at 7:30pm. Doors at 7:00pm.

Free to attend. Wine and beer available for purchase. Ages 21+

What opportunities are out there for starting a space company?How will space businesses affect the quality of life on Earth? Get rare insight into the early stages of the space startup investment process from seasoned investor Stephan Reckie. Come and see for yourself if the sky is really the limit for space entrepreneurship.

AstroCafe will be primarily standing room only because of reduced seating capacity. Registration does not guarantee a seat.

7:00pm: Arrival

7:30pm: Presentation

8:30pm–10:00pm: Reception and networking

Stargazing on the flight deck will follow the presentation (weather permitting).


Stephan Reckie is a co-founder of Edge of Space, a company focused on space-based projects, including enabling STEM-based access to space for students around the world. He is the co-founder and CEO of Angelus Funding, a trust-based global network of angel investors. He is also responsible for leading the sales organization at Space Nation, deriving revenue for its exciting space-based trans-media offerings. He is the executive director of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Space and a member of EBAN Space’s Executive Committee. Stephan has personally made over 37 investments since 2012. In pursuing his passion for space, he formed a key strategic partnership with CASIS in 2013, enabling the expansion of NewSpace angel investments. A second-generation Russian and a true native New Yorker, he is fluent in five languages. He enjoys traveling the world and has flown over seven million miles, the equivalent of 14 moon missions.