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Mars Society to Help Create Mars Technology Start-Ups at 2019 Convention

11 Oct 2019, 03:57 UTC
Mars Society to Help Create Mars Technology Start-Ups at 2019 Convention
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The Mars
Society, the world's largest space advocacy organization dedicated to the human
exploration and settlement of the planet Mars, announced the convening of a
special panel discussion on Friday, October 18th at 11:30 am during its 22nd
Annual International Mars Society Convention at USC in Los Angeles. The goal of
the panel will be to help attendees at the convention initiate their own
companies focused on technologies that have dual applications for both Mars and
Earth.

The panel
will be introduced by Dr. Alex MacDonald, NASA’s new Chief Economist, and
facilitated by James Burk, Senior Manager of Artic Consulting and founding member
of the Mars Society. Artic Consulting
specializes in helping start-up companies create business plans and financial
models. A former Microsoft software
engineer, Mr. Burk serves as the Mars Society’s IT Director, helping for nearly
a decade with the organization’s web presence and aspects of its social media
outreach.

Also present
at the panel will be the following distinguished experts:

Sean
McClinton is the Founder & President of the Seattle Space Entrepreneurs
network and manages operations at RBC Signals, a company specializing in global
satellite ground station technologies. Mr.
McClinton has worked in both start-ups and Fortune 500 ...

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