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Broadcast 954 (Special Edition)Listen to the show!
Aired on June 2nd, 2008
Guest: Guillermo Söhnlein
Guest: Guillermo Sohnlein returned for this Space Show program to discuss the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs (IASE) and the Space Angels Network. Check both out at www.spaceentreprenurs.org and www.spaceangelsnetwork.com. We talked about early stage finance, the NewSpace readiness for investment, due diligence and investment, leading entrepreneurial space areas of interest, the history of the IASE, if entrepreneurs are born or made, and much more. One of the additional areas explored was the comparison of space entrepreneurism between Europe and the United States, including differences between cultures. One listener asked about a start-up for lunar tourism, which led to a discussion about funding a series of enabling technology business ventures that might someday support and lead to a lunar tourism company. You will not want to miss this discussion. This was a hard hitting business and entrepreneurial discussion about early commercial space development. Consider joining IASE and being part of some of their groups, some of which we described on air. You can contact Mr. Sohnlein with your comments and questions at gsohnlein@spaceentrepreneurs.org.

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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