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StartupWeekend Space will be held a Workshop and Fireside Chat panel on Friday, 18th September. It was an opportunity for participants and invited guests to share specific challenges and they faced in their projects since StartupWeekend Space: Bremen in April where teams generated several space startup concepts.

Out of 11 original teams, 5 are still going strong. The teams will met at ZARM – the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity at the University of Bremen. Under the framework of StartupWeekend Space, together with the City of Bremen, the day built on their experiences. In particular, it was a chance to assess the day-to-day setting up and running of a business together with a full-time job.

The morning focused on status updates of the teams’ projects, talking about the main concerns or difficulties they have encountered, receiving feedback from the experts and mentors in the audience. A representative from each of the teams participated in the panel where co-lead for SWSpace: Bremen, Magni Johannsson, moderated.

A fireside chat took place in the afternoon – an informal chance for the audience to ask some experts about entrepreneurship topics. These included encouraging work on pre-seed startup ideas and how to get projects off the ground, strategies to help focus efforts within limited resources and seeking service providers for startups. Sebastian D. Marcu, who co-founded Design & Data GmbH and was a co-lead for SWSpace: Bremen, moderated.

SWSpace Fireside Chat
SWSpace Fireside Chat
SWSpace Workshop
SWSpace Workshop

Missed SWSpace: Bremen? Don’t worry! A complete recording of the SWSpace: Bremen’s highlights as a Livestream can be viewed here. Also, the second Startup Weekend Space in Europe takes place on 2nd-4th October 2015 in Gdansk, Poland. Check out the event blog and social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram together with #SWSpaceGDN for the latest news and announcements.

Connect with StartupWeekend Space at http://startupweekendspace.co/ and on social media with hashtags #BeSpacial and #SWSpace.

StartupWeekend Space: Bremen was supported by the City of BremenAirbus Defence and SpaceHE-SpaceDesign & DataSpace Angels NetworkESAStartupbootcamp Smart Transportation & EnergyHill MediaCenter of Applied Technology and Microgravity (ZARM)and by Up Global, a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Seattle, which connects a global community of enterprises across all topics and is considered as pivot of the space industry.

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Ryan Laird