Welcome to Space Tech Summit 2018!

Join a historic gathering of innovators and influencers at the world’s first global space tech summit. We will share the top exponential technologies, investors and innovators that is moving the space industry forward. Each day ends with facilitated partnership roundtables meetings. So come learn, connect, and accelerate your place in history!


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Why Space Tech Summit .

The Space Tech Summit is a multi year initiative of Draper University, Global Startup Ecosystem and LightSpeed Innovations that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and creatives under one roof to address humanity’s grandest challenges via space technology. The summit also serves to bring key stakeholders that will accelerate both the exploration and commercialization of the Space ecosystem.

Draper University

Tim Draper, legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist founded Draper University in 2012 with a vision and belief that in order to change the world we have to change education. Draper University aims to teach entrepreneurship globally in an entirely new way. Through hands on training, an innovative curriculum and thought leadership Draper University brings together young entrepreneurs, startup founders, executives and investors all under one roof. In the last four years, Draper University alumni have created 371 companies, raised $89M+ in early stage funding, 27 have been accepted into YC, 500 and other accelerators and 7 have been recognized in Forbes 30 under 30.

Global Startup Ecosystem

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the world’s largest ecosystem accelerator. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s grandest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. From hosting the world’s first and largest digital accelerator to launching disruptive tech summits in emerging markets and emerging industries, GSE serves as the future platform for the world’s leading ecosystem hubs accelerating 1000+ companies a year across 90+ countries and hosting annual tech summits featuring 100 global speakers per event.

Light Speed Innovations

LightSpeed Innovations is an aerospace focused business accelerator that sources and mentors aerospace entrepreneurs and startup companies. It enables founders/entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses, create value, and strive to achieve revenues and profitability as soon as possible through partnering with a cadre of elite aerospace focused investors all looking to support building out the aerospace entrepreneurial ecosystem. As an adjunct to the accelerator program, LightSpeed runs the Frontier Tech Investment Network (FTIN), a network that meets monthly where LightSpeed connects experienced investors with early stage startups aiming to commercialize ‘Deep Tech’.

Meet Investors .

Meet representatives from Deloitte, Accenture Ventures, Airbus Ventures, Jetblue Ventures and more!

Over 40+ investors will be in attendance to search for the next disruptive startup tech company. Furthermore, hear insights and perspectives from top billionaire venture capitalists such as Tim Draper (DFJ) and Naveen Jain (Moon Express).

Meet Media Influencers .

Meet representatives from Tech Crunch, Forbes, Fast Company, Space News and more!

We're announcing initiatives in the sector that will change how we connect with space and frontier tech. The summit serves to bring key stakeholders that will accelerate both the exploration and the expansion of space into mainstream audiences. Reporters are hear to tell that story.

Meet Experts & Innovators .

Meet representatives from Google, Facebook, Made in Space and more!

As space becomes a more relevant part of our future reality- the ecosystem continues to gather only space experts, astronauts and researchers. What happened to the creatives, entrepreneurs, authors, actors, athletes and other ecosystem builders of society? Well, whether you are a leader within the space ecosystem or someone who has never been apart of the conversation- this event will bring together a new gathering of influencers to change the narrative around humanity’s race for space.Find out how you can join the movement.