Adventures In Deep Space

A blog about turning our "crazy" big idea to transform deep space exploration into a real company (click on header above to view this blog's home page)

Santa Cruz Acclerates Launch Party, Preliminary Take on Product

October 08, 2021 — Thomas Leavitt

My partner and I attended the Santa Cruz Accelerates Launch Party on Wednesday evening. We got free fish tacos and a little bit of networking in. Their theme is "launching your new business into orbit", which kind of messhes well with what Space.Org is doing, LOL.

Here's a picture from the event (more at the URL above), you can find us sitting down in the upper left hand corner of the screen, my partner, John McEntee, is just to the right of me.

Here's a current picture of me to help find us.

Our lead engineer has been working furiously to come up with an initial iteration of the product. Here's a couple of images exported from Solidworks that show sample instantiations of the product design.

Tags: incubators, accelerators, product, events, images

Incubators and Seed Funding

August 20, 2021 — Thomas Leavitt

One of the logical components to this process is enrolling, virtually (highly preferable), in an incubator or startup accelerator program. To that end, I'm researching various options that spespecialize in working with space related startups. I'll list these below as I find them.


Seed Venture Funds

  • TheVentureCity - "committed to building a diverse network of portfolio companies, stakeholders and ecosystem of partners."

Tags: bizdev, incubators, accelerators, venture-capital, funding