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Broadcast 248 (Special Edition)Listen to the show!
Aired on August 10th, 2004
Guest: Guillermo Söhnlein
Guillermo Sohnlein was the guest for this edition of The Space Show. Mr. Sohnlein discussed space entrepreneurism, defining the applicable categories that fit space entrepreneurism. However, he made the important point that in reality, entrepreneurism in space is no different than entrepreneurism anyplace else on Earth. The only difference is that the business venture or opportunity happens to take place in space rather than on Earth. He underscored the need to move to this understanding. Mr. Sohnlein also discussed entrepreneurism in the context of the new space policy initiative, the Aldridge Report, and the coming presidential election. He explained in detail his International Association of Space Entrepreneurs (IASE), how to join, what its goals are, its membership, and the formation of community chapters. Listeners can learn more about IASE at www.spaceentrepreneurs.org. This program is devoted to creating entrepreneurial space businesses. You will not want to miss it.

About our guest...

Guillermo Söhnlein
Guillermo Söhnlein is Co-Founder and CEO of OceanGate, a Seattle-based venture dedicated to expanding humanity's understanding of the world’s oceans through exploration, research, and education. OceanGate owns and operates Antipodes, a 5-person submersible capable of reaching depths of 285 meters (936 feet). Guillermo is also Chairman of the Marine Technology Society's Ocean Exploration Committee. Guillermo's passion for ocean exploration is a natural supplement to his lifelong passion for space exploration. He is the Founder and Director of Space Angels Network, a national group of accredited investors focused on early-stage aerospace ventures. He was previously the Founder and Chairman of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs, an online community focused on promoting global entrepreneurship in space ventures, which was recently transferred to the Space Frontier Foundation for ongoing growth. Guillermo's career outside of exploration has spanned over twelve years in leadership roles with various early stage technology ventures in Silicon Valley and the Washington DC area, as well as an active duty tour in the United States Marine Corps. He earned an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

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