EVA Interviews Joe Fuller, CEO of Futron, in 2nd issue of Space Quarterly.

The December 2011 issues of Space Quarterly – both the Canadian and U.S. versions – have my interview with Joe Fuller, CEO of Futron as the first article.

In our interview, Joe Fuller talks with me about trends and transformations within the space sector. We discuss  Futron’s new Space Competitiveness Index and their global analysis of industry metrics. He also shares his insights on the increasing globalization and new commercial activities and their impact on future developments within the space industry.

This great new magazine is available by the issue or by subscription through SpaceRef.com in both print and digital versions.

EVA Interviews Hoyt Davidson, Managing Partner of Near Earth LLC

Leaving the Lunar Editions behind, we return to focus on near Earth orbit at EVA Interviews: The Business of the new Space Age™. My next guest is Hoyt Davidson, Founder and Managing Partner of Near Earth LLC. This niche inestment bank specializes in the important area of providing investment banking and advisory services to the commercial Space, satellite, telecom and aerospace industries.

Hoyt talks to us about the evolution of his interest in Space and the creation of the first investment bank with a Space focus Near Earth LLC . We discuss the dichotomies within the satellite space industry and how it is often perceived not as a Space industry but as a media, telecom or geospatial industry. The impact of the recent NASA refocus and budget announcements, his experiences with the entrepreneurial space sector and the exciting new era before us are all part of this stimulating in-depth interview. Hoyt Davidson’s perceptions of investor interest in the entrepreneurial Space sector and attractive public/private partnership models are also covered.

Please join us to read the full version of this very infomative interview!
Wordle: EVA Interview Hoyt Davidson of Near Earth LLC

EVA Interviews Team “Selenokhod” in the Google Lunar X Prize Competition

The next Google Lunar X Prize team to participate in the Lunar Editions of EVA Interviews: The Business of the New Space Age™ is Selenokhod is one of the newest entrants in the competition and the only team from Russia.

While the team is still in its infancy, Nikolay Dzis-Voynarovskiy CEO of Selenokhod talks about some of his challenges and their role as one of the few private Russian space enterprises.

 

Please stay tuned for more GLXP Team interviews! And check out the earlier editions if you haven’t yet read them! To start this series, EVA went directly to the source and interviewed the Moon about its expectations for future lunar commercial activities. Coming back down to Earth, the second interview focused on the organization whose actions and incentives are most helping to make business on the Moon a reality and talked to William Pomerantz Senior Director of Space Prizes for the X PRIZE Foundation about the exciting Google Lunar X Prize competition. Next was the first of the team interviews with Michael Joyce of Next Giant Leap.

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EVA Interviews Michael Joyce of Team “Next Giant Leap”

The Google Lunar X Prize Team interviews have started! First to reply is Michael Joyce of Next Giant Leap. This is the third in a series of Lunar Editions of EVA Interviews: The Business of the New Space Age™. Starting with her interview with the Moon, EVA went to the source to discuss its expectations for future lunar commercial activities. Thinking about how this could become a reality, EVA then focused on the organization whose efforts are actively working towards this goal, by encouraging and financially facilitating competition, and interviewed Will Pomerantz about the Google Lunar X Prize.

Mike Joyce of Next Giant Leap talks to EVA about putting together his impressive team, some of the challenges they face, and their unique rover concept. He asks for feedback to ensure they (and the commercial space industry) fullly engage the public (and no doubt investors and customers) in their endeavor.

Stay tuned! An invitation has been issued to all the teams participating in this competition to discuss their teams, efforts and their progress. I’ll announce the new interviews as they occur! It is an exciting competition and may be the impetus necessary to take commercial activities beyond Earth orbit!

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EVA Interviews Will Pomerantz

The Lunar Editions of  EVA Interviews: The Business of the new Space Age™ continue with my next guest William Pomerantz Senior Director of Space Prizes for the X PRIZE Foundation. In the first of this series, EVA went directly to the source and interviewed the Moon about its expectations for future lunar commercial activities. Coming back down to Earth, this next interview focuses on the organization whose actions and incentives are helping to make business on the Moon a reality – the Google Lunar X PRIZE and the X PRIZE Foundation.

Will and I discuss the history, rationale and workings of the Google Lunar X PRIZE and how these prizes build collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas under the guise of competition. Please join us in reading this informative interview with Will Pomerantz as he shares his insights about the challenging environment and task ahead for the competing teams in the Google Lunar X PRIZE.

Stay tuned for more Lunar Editions to follow!

Wordle: EVA Interviews Will Pomerantz about the Google Lunar X PRIZE

EVA Interviews Paul Eckert

The next edition of EVA Interviews: The Business of the New Space Age™ is now published with my guest, Paul Eckert Ph.D. – Space Investment Summit Coalition Coordinator, (and International & Commercial Strategist for the Space Exploration division of The Boeing Company). Since 2005, I have attended a number of the Space Investment Summits and have always found them informative and interesting, often thought-provoking, and always great opportunities for networking with Space entrepreneurs and other investors and/or investment professionals.

Starting first as Roundtables exploring the potential for Lunar Commerce, they now bring Space entrepreneurs (and frequently their business plans) together with investment capital of many sorts – seed, venture capital, Angel investors and corporate finance – and with those who are interested in developments within the emerging new commercial Space industry. Paul shares with me his goals for these events, how they have evolved, lessons they have learned along the way and their plans for this next event and those in the future.

Space Investment Summit 6 (SIS-6), the next event, is happening very soon! It will be held on Wednesday May 27th, 2009, just prior to, and in conjunction with, the International Space Development Conference (ISDC2009) in Orlando, Florida.

To learn more about this event, the series and Paul’s overview and insights, please read the full interview.  And let me know if you’ll be joining us there!!

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EVA Reviews Richard Branson’s “Business Stripped Bare”

At EVA Interviews: The Business of the new Space Age™, I am always very interested in people, stories, events and/or books focusing on Space, business, innovation and entrepreneurship. I’m thrilled when I find all four combined!

I recently bought Richard Branson’s Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur to bring with me on vacation: knowing he would talk about his (and Virgin’s) experiences in business and entrepreneurship; hoping there would be at least some discussion of his Space business Virgin Galactic; and not expecting to read anything regarding innovation. Richard was almost as fun to have along in book form as I imagine he would have been in person. Well, maybe not quite as much fun. Sand-filled, sunscreen-stained and dog-eared, my copy has so many turned down pages that I returned home with the compulsion to write my first book review since high school! (Yes, I’m one of those people; there is no resale value on books which I enjoy!)

While not quite an interview, I talk about books in general, why I ask about them and then I delve into this one specifically. Richard Branson, with it, answers some of my (unasked) questions and leaves me wanting to ask more. EVA Reviews Richard Branson’s “Business Stripped Bare” gives you an overview of the book with highlights on points that particularly caught my attention and might catch yours, quotes worth considering, and some of my thoughts on specific passages including the excellent chapter on innovation and Space.

Please check out my review; let me know what you think and if it gives you any ideas. Then find the book with its fascinating stories and practical advice at Amazon:

Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

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