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With your help, the New
Announcements and Achievements
York Space Alliance made
giant leaps this summer
towards our goal of
harnessing New York
energy to grow a global
space ecosystem. Thanks
for being aboard!
We have established formal partnerships with a number of organizations
including SpaceCom, Society of Satellite Professionals International, Founder
Institute, Knotel, and NewSpace Ventures in order to promote NYSA’s
activities among different constituencies and collaborate on activities of
mutual interest. Below we highlight some of them.
WE HAVE AN OFFICE!
We are pleased to
Ogilvy & Mather, Ogilvy shares NYSA's passion for space and has partnered
announce that NYSA has a
with us to construct a visual identity for our vision. Ogilvy was featured in an
new office space!. We have
AdWeek article How Ogilvy Plans to Become the First Ad Agency in
been accepted in the Knotel
Outer Space in which NYSA received some highvalue exposure. (see their
Cofounders Program and
artistry on our website, and below)
are now physically located in
SoHo, at 116 W Houston St,
New York, NY 10012. The
agreement grants access to
dedicated desks and basic
Knotel services for an initial
period of 3 months, with the
possibility of renewal.
We have signed agreements
with a number of startups,
leading us to build a solid
portfolio. Below is a short
description of them:
Founder Institute.Companies that make it through FI’s 3.5month program
will be ready to face investors. We’d like to thank Ryan Micheletti and Kevin
Siskar for enabling the partnership that will allow NYSA portfolio startups join
FI’s bootcamps in through the Star Fellows Program.
SpaceCom. Through this partnership, NYSA will have a booth at the
SpaceCom conference in Houston in early December. We are grateful to
Steve Wolfe’s support to help us secure the collaboration.
Knotel. Our relationship with Knotel started in April, when we launched our
program at their facilities. Knotel, the Uber of office leasing according to
Forbes, provides enterprises with custom HQs in various locations across
VegaMX intends to combine
New York. The company has grown at a breakneck pace since it launched in
proprietary and public radar
2014, raising $25 million in February 2017. We are thankful fo Amol Sarva,
data from available active &
CEO of Knotel, as well Ron Zori, for generously facilitating the agreement.
passive sensors to provide
effective and affordable
decision tools for end users by
combining information from
radar satellites along with big
data techniques to deliver
effective tools for non
specialist end users.
NYSA Launch Event August 31
A private event held at Ogilvy headquarters in Manhattan on August 31
highlighted their hard work and NYSA's growing cadre of friends and
supporters. Guests included highprofile members of the New York space
community, professionals with interests in space and entrepreneurship,
including Mark Thomas, Senior Vice President of the New York City Economic
Development Corp (NYCEDC), an innovation engine and a champion for
economic development, expressed the city’s support and enthusiasm for
NYSA’s work. A special panel discussion featured distinguished speakers and
friends of NYSA. The discussion pushed beyond the typical commercial
space discourse by tackling the relevance of NewSpace to some pressing
challenges facing humanity; women’s inequality, empowering youth, human
rights, inclusive global development and dimensions of societal and cultural
change. The discussion was riveting, thoughtprovoking and inspirational. You
Lunar Experiences is at the
forefront of VR/AR use for
can watch for yourself on our facebook (panel discussion begins at
simulation, social events,
and more for those
interested in space
lunar exploration. Lunar
Experiences is well
positioned to bring the
wonder of space to millions.
Aten Engineering will enable
the Asteroid mining industry
by providing spectroscopic
typing and accurate orbits of
low deltav asteroids, using
Astrometric followup will
improve the calculated orbits
of NEAs and allow them to be
found and travelled to.
(top) Jospeh D. Fargnoli welcomes guests to NYSA launch event at Ogilvy,
August 31, 2017. (below) Stephanie Ricke, Group Managing Director at Ogilvy
moderates panel discussion with (left to right) Chris Cummins, CPO of
Nanoracks, Rob Kaimowitz, founder of WindStar Satellite Company, Karen
Bhatia from the NYEDC, Lou Zacharilla from SSPI and Account Director, Ogilvy,
NYSA Innovation Network Platform
Airvantis provides lowcost
We will soon be launching our Global Innovation Exchange. Innovation
space access to perform
Exchange has made a social networking platform available to us that will help
experiments using standardized
us knit together the global space community. This platform will engage every
platforms to perform
corner of the space ecosystem – from propulsion engineers to advertisers to
microgravity and extreme
financiers – in effort to build a robust web of ideas, to bridge thoughtleaders
condition exposure bringing
and innovators and to facilitate resource exchange. We'll be sending out
many traditional industries to
invitations next week for alphausers interested in testing and providing
feedback about the platform. If you do not hear from us and would like to be a
Launch of the NYSA
(New York, November 10)
part of this group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Speaking Engagements
Sidney Nakahodo was a panelist at the 2017 Roundtable on Value & Benefit
Creation in Commercial Space in Washington DC, on September 6. He joined
discussions on improvements made in the field of commercial space since
Participation in the
last year’s roundtable. Among other speakers were Ramin Khadem, Former
CFO of Inmarsat (one of the world’s largest satellite operators), Bernard
(Houston, December 47)
Kutter, Chief Scientist and Manager Advanced Programs, United Launch
Alliance (Boeing and Lockheed Martin jointventure rocket company).
Sidney N. Nakahodo
Sidney also spoke on September 7 at the Frontier Founders Forum:
Joseph D. Fargnoli
Unlocking the Trillion Dollar Space Industry, organized by the Founder
Sean C. Casey
Institute, at Rise New York. The Founder Institute is the world's premier
startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs. We recently partnered with
Carissa Bryce Christensen
the organization to help them select promising space startups for their Star
Sidney Nakahodo at the Frontier Founders Forum, September 7, 2017.
New Team Members
We welcome to our technical advisory team Harumi UrataThompson. She
was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for CFA Society New York.
Previously she spent 14 years at Thomson Reuters where she held various
leadership positions, including director at the corporate level overseeing
innovation and managing a portfolio of mobile products across divisions.
We also welcome to our team Sarah Canavan, whom many of you have
worked with already. Sarah has been an integral part of our communications
and outreach. identifying and making contact with entrepreneurs in the space
community, as well as forging relationships with organizations like the Intrepid
Air and Space Museum. She is a recent graduate of Reed College in
Portland, Oregon where she wrote a thesis on the history of American
The New York Space Alliance is a public benefit
corporation committed to leveraging New York's
dynamism and energy towards accelerating humanity's
place in space.
(c) 2017, Sarah Canavan, Sidney Nakahodo and
Joseph D. Farganoli, with special thanks to the creative
geniuses at Ogilvy & Mather, Naomi Pollack and Ben
Levine, et al.
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