Sidney N. Nakahodo

A lecturer in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Co-Founder of NewSpace NYC. He has been a Fellow at Singularity University, a think tank and incubator based at NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley and is involved in a number of tech start-ups, both as co-founder and advisor. Previously he was a member of the World Bank staff in Washington DC.


Joseph D. Fargnoli

CEO of RITRE Corporation, a technology and business accelerator with equity positions in a number of high-tech and NewSpace companies.  Previously he served as Senior Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corp., Director and Strategic Programs & Technology Development at Harris, and was an NRO Technology Fellow.


Sean Casey

Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Space Center, a business accelerator for NewSpace entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is a member of the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He served as a Senior Scientist with the NASA/DLR SOFIA program as management and technical lead.