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Fall 2020 - AE285 Seminar Series, Space is Open for Business, Tess Hatch, Bessemer Venture Partners

Friday, November 20, 2020
1:30-3:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Tess Hatch
Vice President
Bessemer Venture Partners

Entrepreneurs are flocking to the final frontier, where Moore’s Law has unleashed massive, enduring opportunities. This is how humanity will colonize cis-lunar, the moon, asteroids, Mars and beyond — through the emergence of a distributed, commercial ecosystem infinitely more powerful than any single company or government.

About the speaker...

Tess is a vice president at Bessemer Venture Partners fostering entrepreneurship of frontier technology, specifically the commercialization of space, drones, autonomous vehicles, and the future of agriculture and food technology. She wants to invest in technology and people who believe as strongly as she does that frontier technology will develop solutions for societal problems.

Tess earned a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Stanford. She went on to work for Boeing and then SpaceX where she worked with the government on integrating its payloads with the Falcon9 rocket. Tess was recently named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital.

Tess is passionate about space exploration and imagines a future where we all travel to space. She hopes to one day take a trip herself.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Class / Instruction
Tags: Aerospace, aerospace engineering
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Aerospace Engineering