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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Amir R. Blachman

Amir R. Blachman
Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Amir Blachman is a Managing Director at Space Angel Network, supporting the Network in funding space startups. He finds and facilitates investment opportunities, examines startups’ viability, and supports Angels in their due diligence. Blachman helps startups achieve their goals by introducing them to investors, clients, business advisors and technology experts. Blachman was an acquisitions analyst on a large real estate investment fund and held senior operations leadership roles at three companies as they grew from mom-and-pop endeavors through IPO and acquisition.  Blachman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, and a Master's of Business Adiminstration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and is a graduate of the joint NASDAQ/UCLA Anderson Director Certification Program for corporate governance. He has served as a Riordan Mentor, a volunteer Big Brother for nine years, is an instrument-rated private pilot, and is a representative of the FAA Safety Team.

Participating Events

Monday, April 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.:
New Generation Leadership Exchange: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Main Ballroom
Senior Mentors:

Amir R. Blachman

Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Rick Byrens

Alliance Spacesystems

Brig. Gen. Cary Chun, USAF (Ret.)

Senior Vice President Client Relations
ASRC Federal

BG Timothy R. Coffin

Commanding General
White Sands Missile Range

Dan Collins

Chief Operating Officer
United Launch Alliance

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

President and COO
Escape Dynamics Inc.

Michael C. Gass

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Philippe Hazane

Space attaché & CNES Representative
Embassy of France

Sandy Johnson

President and CEO
Barrios Technology

Gregory Johnson

President & Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Janet Nickloy

Vice President, National Strategy & Business Development
Harris Corporation

Dara A. Panahy

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Chirag Parikh

Director of Space Policy
National Security Council, The White House

The Honorable Patricia Grace Smith

Former FAA Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Principal, Patti Grace Smith Consulting, L.L.C.

John Williams

President & CEO
Universal Space Network


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