Online Accelerator Dedicated to Space Entrepreneurs
If you are an Artist, Fashion Designer, Product Developer, UX Designer, Game Developer, Educator, Engineer, Architect, Scientist, Psychologist, Coder, Journalist, or Environmentalist we invite you to collaborate to launch your next Big Idea.
For Emerging and Early Stage Start-ups The Entrepreneurial Space Age begins with you. Today’s space entrepreneurs are a mixed bag of talents, skills, and professions at varying stages of launching their BIG idea. Whether your team is ready to launch or you have an idea in search of a team, start with BLAZE. BLAZE is designed to build an ecosystem of early-stage space and frontier tech companies by providing tools and resources needed for successful start-up ventures.
We are focused on ideas in the areas of:
• Artificial Intelligence
• Internet of Things ( IoT)
• Cube Satellites
• Autonomous Vehicles
• Environmental design
• 3D Printed Habitats
Impact Partners, an optimal blend of expertise and collaboration to achieve a goal.
Thank You & Hurray to all of our Impact Partners
6 Month online Program
Access to Space Industry Black Belt Experts
Start-up Savvy Mentors & Founders
Light the Fire, Start the BLAZE!
In Q2 of 2019, $2.9 billion has been invested in the commercial space industry. BLAZE is an online accelerator focused on nurturing early-stage aerospace technology founders, especially women-owned. At the completion of the BLAZE Entrepreneur Accelerator, founders will present their ideas to the industry leaders and investors at a culminating event.
Our goals include; to increase the number of women-owned commercial space companies and to nurture early-stage founders with the “know-how” to launch their enterprise by collaborating with impact partners.
Strategic Advisor at BYE Aerospace, a world leader and innovator of electric and solar-electric aircraft. Co-Founder, Brooke Owens Fellowship. A global activist for women in aerospace. Former Business Development Manager for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems.
Tommy White, MBA, Director
Professorial Lecturer at American University Kogod Business School Center for Innovation. Co-Founder and former CEO and Director of the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), an innovative and industry leading company that provides advisory services and accredited training to key government and private sector officials from emerging market countries on economic growth and public-private partnership strategies.
Diana Alsindy, Propulsion Development Engineer, Virgin Orbit
A Propulsion Development Engineer at Virgin Orbit. She is part of a team that is responsible for LanuncherOne’s Stage Systems design, operation and testing. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2017) from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Propulsion Team Lead for Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at UCSD. She was heavily involved in NASA’s CubeQuest Challenge in designing a 6U Cubic Satellite with propellant feed system, powered by a monopropellant engine.
Julie Van Kleeck, V.P. Aerojet/Rocketdyne ( Ret) Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
While Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Vice President of the Advanced Space and Launch Business Unit, she was responsible for space and launch propulsion and power, research, technology development and product development programs. Space Launch System Propulsion (SLS), Orion propulsion, Commercial Crew propulsion and power, advanced electric propulsion, the International Space System power system, as well as AFRL and DARPA programs.
Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, CEO & President, The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
As a 25-year veteran of the space industry specializing in strategy, public engagement and space policy, she has coordinated R&D and managed Flight Operations for The Boeing Company on the International Space Station Program and was appointed as Boeing’s Chief Scientist for Commercial Utilization of the ISS. She has acted as a special advisor to the NASA Astronaut Office and is a Fellow of the National Research Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Astronautics and Aeronautics. Recently appointed to the Users’ Advisory Group of the National Space Council and Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee for the FAA.
Wilhelmina Jewell Sparks, MBA BiTHOUSE Group
Chief Innovation & Inclusion Officer I Board Member I Business Angel I Global Technology Scout Featured in Forbes Women, Refinery 29, USA Today as a global digital trailblaszer An innovation + technology + communication strategist and executive team member making great things happen inside of top tier organizations by “minimizing barriers to entry“ for new technologies and brilliant minds both internally and externally. Expertise in the areas of health, biotechnology, consumer products, hardware, ICT connectivity, food, fashion and sustainability.
Melodie Yashar, Co-Founder, Space Exploration Architects
Co-founder of SEArch+ LLC, Space Exploration Architecture and NASA 3-D Printed Mars Habitat Challenge Phase 3 winner. Her practice operates at the intersection of experiential, architectural, and interaction design practices. Currently, work pertains to interface design for telerobotics systems in a variety of mission contexts for the Moon and Mars. She is involved in ongoing research interests in the design of augmented environments, human-machine interaction, human performance studies, and space technology development.