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Thursday, April 23rd (10am PDT) the Founder Institute held an online Space Tech Demo Day event, featuring live pitches from aerospace entrepreneurs from the Founder Institute startup portfolio.

Spacetech startups are pushing the boundaries of engineering and aerospace design, which can benefit life both on and beyond Earth. On this live and interactive Online Demo Day event, three founders pitched from promising space tech startups in the Founder Institute portfolio, and viewers asked the founders questions about their businesses. ​​​​​​​

This webinar was an opportunity to learn about transformative technologies being built by top up-and-coming space entrepreneurs, including air-breathing engines, small vehicle rockets, and next generation lunar rovers. Click the cards below to learn about each company, or visit their website for more information.

Founder: Michael Sims

Ceres Robotics is the FI Silicon Valley portfolio company building robots for the construction of facilities and habitats on the Moon, Mars, asteroids, and beyond

Founder & CEO: Aaron Davis 

Mountain Aerospace Research Solutions is the FI Silicon Valley portfolio company developing of the world's first air-breathing 'Fenris' rocket (patent-pending)

Co-Founder & President: Fred Radford 

Beyond Earth is a mobile launch system for the small satellite industry, shipped to a desired launch site, and enabling dedicated orbital insertion.

See the full webinar replay below


Ceres Robotics Pitch

About the Founder: Michael Sims, Ph.D., is the CEO of Ceres Robotics and a Founder Institue graduate of the Silicon Valley chapter. He is the Senior Research Scientist at Mars Institute and is a part of the Pathfinder & MER Missions with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

Beyond Earth Pitch

About the Founder: Fred Radford built Beyond Earth (https://beyondearth.co), which is a mobile launch system for the small satellite (rocket) industry. He is a Founder Institute Silicon Valley graduate and also the lead instructor of product management at Product School.

MARS - Mountain Aerospace Research Solutions Pitch

About the FounderAaron Davis, the CEO and Founder of MARS, is a marine and was previously a security consultant. MARS is the developer of the world's first air-breathing "Fenris" rocket (patent-pending). 

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