Speaker Spotlight: Amnon Ginati

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our speakers, Amnon Ginati.

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Amnon Ginati is currently the Head of Telecommunication and Integrated Applications Directorate at the European Space Agency. The directorate is responsible for co-ordinating, shaping and supporting innovation in satellite telecommunications and for the promotion of applications that involve the combined use of space-based systems.

Prof. Ginati joined the European Space Agency (ESA, ESTEC) in 2000 as Head of the Earth Observation Future Programmes Department. He was in charge of the EO future programmes, Earth science Explorer missions, Earth applications missions’ preparation and Earth Observation instruments pre-development for future missions. Thereafter, he was special adviser to ESA Director General, Head of the Inter Directorate Taskforce responsible for the initiation and development of the Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme.

ESA’s Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate (TIA) is responsible for co-ordinating, shaping and supporting innovation in satellite telecommunications and for the promotion of applications that involve the combined use of space-based systems.

We are glad to have him as a speaker here at #SWSpace!

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy, Die Sparkasse Bremen, ZARM, Hill Media, as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Sponsor Spotlight: Hill Media

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, Hill Media. We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.

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Hill Media is a company specialised in the audio-visual communication field. They provide internal and external communication via meaningful pictures.

Hill Media supplies their customers with a creative and competent consulting for audio-visual communication, ranging from interview and on camera training, to public relations and the and technical expertise on the realisation of the projects.

Hill-media offers a one day presentation and on-camera training as part of the 2nd price at #SWSpace!

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy, Die Sparkasse Bremen, ZARM, Hill Media, as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Sponsor Spotlight: ESA Space Solutions

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, ESA Space Solutions. We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.

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ESA Space Solutions was created by the European Space Agency (ESA) to give special recognition to products and services that make use of space technology and space-provided services. The “Space Solutions” trademark label has been set up as a marketing opportunity for companies producing systems, products and services that are using space technologies and/or services made available through space programmes. Along with the trademark, ESA has also set up the Space Solutions University Challenge contest in order to promote space technology transfer and to make patented space technology available also to entrepreneurial students.

The technologies and components developed for spacecraft are, through the ESA Space Solutions program, leading to intelligent and innovative solutions in a variety of areas here on Earth. Examples of fields that benefit from the innovations from the space domain are industrial production, improved instrumentation for medical fields, pollution control systems, efficient transportation, surveillance in remote locations, and much more.

ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme and the Space Solutions trademark work on making these technologies available to non-space applications to the benefits of European citizens and to strengthen the competitiveness of the European industry.

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy, Die Sparkasse Bremen, ZARM, Hill Media, as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Sponsor Spotlight: ZARM

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, The Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM). We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.

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The Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) is a scientific institution specialised in the research on space science and technology as well as fluid mechanics. ZARM is part of the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen and employs more than 100 scientists, engineers and administrative staff. Many students and young scientists are hosted at ZARM to conduct their scientific and technological research. ZARM’s non-profit association, Friends of ZARM, also offers outstanding Bachelor and Master theses excelence awards.

ZARM’s main laboratory, the Bremen Drop Tower offers the opportunity for short-term experiments under high-quality microgravity conditions. This makes ZARM a unique institution, providing the only laboratory of this kind in Europe!

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy, Die Sparkasse Bremen, ZARM, Hill Media, as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Sponsor Spotlight: Die Sparkasse Bremen

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, Die Sparkasse Bremen. We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.

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Die Sparkasse Bremen is one of the largest savings banks in germany. Established by citizens of Bremen in 1825 and now with over 1.500 employees Die Sparkasse Bremen is a strong partner for private and business clients. It provides a complete range of banking and related financial services to personal and corporate customers as well as to many charitable, sporting, cultural and educational organisations.

For many years Sparkasse’s corporate finance teams have been supporting founders of new businesses.From start-up phase, passing stock market launch until business succession, Sparkasse Bremen accompanies companies through all their phases.

Die Sparkasse Bremen has the highest rate of market penetration of all the financial institutions operating in Bremen and thus performs a major financing role in the City of Bremen and its region.

We are grateful for Sparkasse Bremen’s support to the StartupWeekend Space – Bremen.

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy, Die Sparkasse Bremen, ZARM, Hill Media, as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Sponsor Spotlight: Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, Startupbootcamp Berlin – Smart Transportation & Energy . We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.

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Startupbootcamp Berlin is the leading global startup accelerator with a focus on Smart Transportation & Energy – The Connected and Efficient Mobility of People and Goods. It partners with major global brands which provide support, access to technology, and distribution power. Some examples are Cisco, HERE, Castrol innoVentures, Bosch, EnBW, and Mercedes-Benz.

The Startupbootcamp accelerator program selects 10 teams per year to whom they offer access to top markets in Berlin and San Francisco and 500+ Global Mentors, Investors, and Alumni. Startupbootcamp also provides the teams with €15,000 for living expenses, free co-working space and over €400,000 worth of partner deals! In return, Startupbootcamp gets 8% equity in each company, without taking board seats or preferred shares.

Take your idea to Startupbootcamp and benefit from the great expertise and conditions they have to offer!

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network, Startupbootcamp – Smart Transportation & Energy, Die Sparkasse Bremen, ZARM, Hill Media, as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Sponsor Spotlight: Airbus Defence and Space

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, Airbus Defence and Space. We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.

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airbus Airbus Defence and Space is a division of the Airbus Group formed in January 2014 from the former EADS Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidium. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise and is among the top 10 defence companies worldwide, being present in dozens of countries on all continents.

Airbus Defence and Space has 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year. They have produced a world-renowned range of products including Eurofighter and A400M aircrafts and the Ariane launcher.

Airbus Defence and Space mission is to create innovative, effective space and defence solutions and services, driving the industry forward. It focuses on the people they work with and for. It’s vision is to define the frontiers of tomorrow and go beyond the limits of what is possible today. Therefore it consistently pushes the boundaries of defence and space solutions to connect and protect lives.

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Sponsor Spotlight: Design & Data GmbH

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, Design and Data GmbH. We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.

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ded Design & Data GmbH (D&D) is a leading provider of crossmedia services to the Aerospace and Science sector. D&D has been operating for 6 years in providing crossmedia support to the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the German Space Agency (DLR).

D&D offers innovative solutions towards all kinds of communication, education and outreach projects. It is composed of a small core team of experts located at central headquarters in Cologne complemented with a team of international specialists operating in various fields of expertise.

D&D has won several awards for their video and crossmedia productions. Among them are communicator awards for the ESA’s Rosetta mission campaign videos, which have been watched over 600 000 times on Youtube.

D&D provided all the design for the StartupWeekend: Space – Bremen.

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Sponsor Spotlight: Space Angels Network

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key sponsors, Space Angels Network. We are grateful for their continued support in making this event as great of an experience as possible for the participants.

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Space-Angels-Network-Logo Space Angels Network was created in 2006 with the objective of connecting investors with entrepreneurs through a global network to encourage private investment in aerospace and aviation startups. Today they remain the only global network that brings these two critical communities together in the aerospace industry.

During the last decade the space sector has become increasingly more reliant on the private industry. Taking this as an opportunity Space Angels Network has brought together many space entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and the investors who provide the capital required for their new ventures to grow and flourish. Their worldwide network created for both companies and investors breaks the barrier of a predominantly local angel investing process.

The founding members at Space Angels Network have great experience in investing in the space sector, knowing the market and risks well and thus providing the ability to teach new members how to invest while also attracting new entrepreneurs and companies to the network.

Space technology is now attracting more attention than ever with an ever-increasing world of opportunities. Space Angels Networks is playing a crucial role in making sure the commercial space becomes a reality.

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.








Media Partner Spotlight: Women in Aerospace

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our key media partners, Women in Aerospace. We are grateful for their continued support in spreading the word of our endeavour.

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Women in Aerospace (WIA) is an organisation dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community. Both men and women can become members of WIA, benefiting from an ever-growing network that connects like-minded professionals through local communities. WIA’s members share an interest in a broad spectrum of aerospace issues, including human space flight, aviation, remote sensing, satellite communications, robotic space exploration, and the policy issues surrounding these fields.

WIA regularly offers mentoring programmes, awards, grants and training workshops. You can find strong local groups around Europe; from Bremen to Rome and from Paris to Brussels.

Any person who supports the WIA mission and goals is eligible for membership in Women in Aerospace and registration can be done directly on their webpage.

StartupWeekend Space is supported by the City of Bremen, the European Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space, HE-Space, Design & Data, Space Angels Network as well as Up Global, a non-profit organization connecting a global community of entrepreneurs across all topics. The organization is headquartered in Seattle, US and is considered a hub for entrepreneurial space.