Investing in the Next Evolution of the Space Economy: A Conversation with Tom Mueller CEO of Impulse Space

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Embark on a journey into the cosmos with our exclusive webinar, “Investing in the Next Evolution of the Space Economy: A Conversation with Tom Mueller, CEO of Impulse Space.”

Join our esteemed host, Drew Wandzilak, a Venture Capitalist from Alumni Ventures’ Strategic Tech Fund, as he sits down with special guest Tom Mueller, the visionary CEO driving innovation in space technology. Explore the forefront of the space economy and gain valuable insights from one of the industry’s leading experts. Secure your spot now and be part of this enlightening dialogue shaping the future of space exploration.

Reasons to Attend:
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    Gain insider perspectives on the latest advancements in space technology directly from industry pioneers.
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    Understand the crucial role of space, space tech, satellite technology in national defense and security.
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    Explore investment opportunities in an ever-expanding sector with limitless potential.
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About your presenters

Drew Wandzilak
Drew Wandzilak

Associate, US Strategic Tech Fund

Drew has worked in high-growth industries as both an investor and operator, focusing on how people and technology interact within organizations. His venture experience began at AV’s Seed Fund, identifying and supporting early stage founders across a variety of industries. This experience led him to join Holistic Industries, a leading private multi-state operator of cannabis cultivation facilities and dispensaries, where he focused on business intelligence, corporate development, and M&A. Prior to rejoining AV, he worked with the founding team of Mirage, an NFT marketplace and view layer for augmented reality assets. Drew has a BS from Northwestern University in Education and Social Policy with concentrations in Learning & Organizational Change and Entrepreneurship. He is also an ambassador of Northwestern’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a member of Chicago Inno’s 25 under 25.

Tom Mueller
Tom Mueller

CEO, Impulse Space

Tom Mueller, Founder and CEO of Impulse Space, is considered one of the world’s leading spacecraft propulsion experts. He has over 30 years of propulsion development experience at TRW, SpaceX, and now Impulse Space. At TRW, he led development of the TR-106 liquid rocket engine. As one of SpaceX’s founding members, he led the development of propulsion systems for the Falcon 1, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Starship Launch Vehicles, as well as the Dragon line of spacecraft. He played a crucial role in the development of the company’s reusable rocket technology, which has dramatically reduced the cost of launching payloads into space. Now as the leader of Impulse Space, he continues the development of new propulsion and power systems that will provide world class in-space transportation capabilities. Tom is building Impulse with the same engineering philosophy he created at SpaceX: by focusing on low cost and reliable systems realized through elegant engineering that does not follow convention. His ultimate vision for Impulse is to be the leading in-space transportation infrastructure that will accelerate the expansion of the overall space economy and help expand the human frontier into the stars.

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