June Symposium and Investment Summit Open to AIAA Members Written 6 June 2013

Space is central to our economy in two fundamental ways: 1) It provides scientific, commercial, military and government platforms that support a variety of industries; and 2) space industry companies buy the products and services of non-space companies. Developed by Exodus Consulting Group, co-sponsored by the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN), the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), Livingston Securities LLC, and Lux Research, and supported by the AIAA Commercial Space Group, the Symposium and Investment Summit on Commercial Suborbital Spaceflight and North Carolina’s Nanobiotechnology and Defense Industries will combine an educational symposium with an entrepreneur investment summit.

Set for 12 June at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, NC, AIAA members and commercial space enthusiasts are welcome to attend. In the morning, attendees will learn about the commercial suborbital spaceflight industry and the benefits it can provide to North Carolina’s nanobiotechnology and defense industries. The afternoon will feature presentations from entrepreneurs seeking investment capital and partnerships. Through these pitches, they will also demonstrate how space is a driver of creative business ideas that may be of use to your company.

The cost of the symposium is $125 through 11 June, and includes all day beverages and lunch. Cost at the door, on the day of the symposium, is $150. To view the complete agenda, or to register for this unique event, visit www.ncmbc.us/NCNewSpace.php.