[PROGRAM BLOCK] Space Economy

Space is a big business. We know that, right? And the trends are very bullish. So the key question is how and where can you snatch a chunk of this spacelicious pie?

Well, the experts in our program block “Space Economy” have all the answers you need. You will learn from serial spacentrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem experts. 

And in addition to the supper attractive and compact Wednesday morning program block on the main stage, you will also have the opportunity to join the InnORBIT Demo Studio sessions and drill further down the rabbit hole of space opportunities.

Don’t have a PODIM ticket yet? Buy one and join us in hearing what space opportunities exist:

Here are the top names of this program block: 

Stephan Reckie 🔹 GEN Space, USA

Stephan Reckie is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in OEM and strategic sales, international sales channel management, software development technology sales, and engineering. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of GEN Space, a Global Entrepreneurship Network division focusing on supporting and connecting space-related entrepreneurs, investors, and stakeholders.

Eugenia Forte 🔹 Takeoff Accelerator & Plug and Play Tech Center, Italy

Eugenia Forte is a Scientific Board Member & Senior program manager at Takeoff Accelerator,  the first Italian Accelerator dedicated to Aerospace and Advanced hardware, powered by Plug & Play, CDP Venture Capital UniCredit and several other partners. With a passion for the startup ecosystem, she took on the role of a mentor,  advisor and business developer at several entrepreneurial entities.

István Sárhegyi 🔹 Herius Capital & Remred, Hungary

István is an experienced entrepreneur, investor & advisor to several industry-leading companies. He is the owner and chairman of Remred, the leading space MAIT company of Hungary, Chief of Staff and SpaceTech Advisor to the Chairman of 4iG – Hungary’s largest ICT company and Managing Partner of Hungary’s first space tech-focused fund management firm Herius Capital. He is also a member of the Board of several companies such as Spacecom, Rotors and Cams.

Rob Spurrett 🔹 Lacuna Space, UK

Rob Spurrett is a serial spacentrepreneur, having used his engineering skills to build a set of electronic space-hardware businesses and successfully sold two of them. Currently, he is the Co-founder and CEO at Launa Space, which provides low-cost, simple and reliable connections to sensors and mobile equipment. He is also a Chairman at Oxford Space Systems, helping its investors and executive team to accelerate their growth.

Thomas Tanghe 🔹 SpaceTec Partners, Germany

Thomas is an expert in designing innovation support programs and space venture funding and implementing start-up support initiatives. With more than 10 years of experience, Thomas has held key roles at the European Space Agency and Deloitte Consulting. At SpaceTec Partners, he has been involved in the strategy definition and implementation of numerous innovation programs supporting start-ups from ideation to the scale-up stage. He has also advised on access-to-finance and innovative funding instruments for the European Commission and European Investment Bank. In addition, he mentors startups on funding, business development, and internationalization.

If you’re interested in learning how to navigate your business in the orbit of space opportunities, be sure to take note of this program block.


You won’t want to miss out on the incredible opportunities available. Don’t forget that the Podim Online Demo Day is just around the corner, taking place on May 4th, with startups eagerly waiting to showcase their innovations.

See you there!

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