[pccgrads] Invitation to local NASA/Space startup events

Isabel Carrera Zamanillo micz at uw.edu
Wed Oct 2 16:48:20 PDT 2019


My name is Isabel Carrera and I work at the UW College of the Environment, but I am collaborating independently in some local NASA/Space events. Please help us to spread the word and I hope you can join as well:

* NASA Space Apps Hackathon<https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/seattle-wa/>
* Techstars Startup Weekend: Space Edition<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-seattle-space-tickets-60724761396>.


NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon

Friday, October 18 - 20, 2019

SURF Incubator

999 3rd Ave

Suite 700

Seattle, Washington 98104

It's NASA's hackathon<https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/seattle-wa/> in the city that unites tech and space! This year at Space Apps Seattle, you'll get to connect with NASA's global mission and the amazing local scene.

NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge takes place each year over the course of 48 hours to spark innovation on NASA challenges that benefit missions in space and life on Earth.

Join us if you are...

* A programmer, a data scientist, an engineer, a storyteller, a student, an educator, a project manager, an entrepreneur
* You love data and you want to transform NASA’s open data sets into real world applications
* You are interested in creating tech apps for climate change
* You are passionate about space and you want to join in building our future together for the benefit of humanity.
* You love hardware. Yes! Hardware projects welcome - Space Apps is more than “apps”! Grab your favorite board and dream up a solution for Earth or your own mission in space.

Bring your laptop, your dreams, your biggest thinking... Space Apps is magic!

Winners that advance to NASA’s global judging round have a shot at an exclusive tour of Kennedy Space Center!

Separate registration required here: https://2019.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/seattle-wa/

This event is free!


Techstars Startup Weekend Seattle: Space Edition

Friday, November 15 - 17, 2019

SURF Incubator

999 3rd Ave

Suite 700

Seattle, Washington 98104

Build your space startup idea in 54 hours!

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

At Techstars Startup Weekend<http://communities.techstars.com/usa/seattle/startup-weekend/about> you'll connect with engineers, designers and business-types to learn the fundamentals of forming a startup with a space focus. Over the course of the weekend, you'll go through the highs, lows, fun and pressure that make up life at a startup. Tackle the fundamentals of how to create a real company, get input from space-savvy mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors ready to help you get started.

There will be experts from the tech industry, NASA, and local aerospace industry supporting you as mentors.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

If you’re feeling inspired Buy a Ticket<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techstars-startup-weekend-seattle-space-tickets-60724761396> now! STUDENT DISCOUNT: SUWSEASTUD19

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!


Thank you!

Isabel Carrera Zamanillo
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist
University of Washington
College of the Environment
1492 NE Boat St, Suite 210B
Seattle, WA 98105
P: 206-221-9316 / E: micz at uw.edu<mailto:micz at uw.edu><mailto:micz at uw.edu>
Diversity and inclusion are guiding principles of the College of the Environment. The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish people of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot nations.
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