Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 12:00-2:45 p.m
Location: The Toronto Plaza Hotel, 1677 Wilson Ave., North York
Over the past five years, there has been a renewed interest in the space industry, sparked by heroic feats of private companies. This has spurred the development of many startups commercializing new services within the sector. Such a space renaissance wouldn’t be possible today without a number of enabling technologies. Alumnus Mina Mitry (EngSci 1T2, UTIAS MASc 1T4), co-founder and CEO of Kepler Communications, will describe the enabling technologies, some of the “NewSpace” companies, and his entrepreneurial journey through the industry.
(EngSci 1T2, UTIAS MASc 1T4)
Co-founder & CEO, Kepler Communications
Mina Mitry (EngSci 1T2, UTIAS MASc 1T4) is the co-founder and CEO of Kepler Communications, a space telecommunications company that provides connectivity for terrestrial and space assets. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Toronto. Prior to Kepler, he helped build and scale two startups, teaBOT and Brizi. In pursuit of a greater challenge, he co-founded Kepler Communications in 2015 with the ultimate objective of bringing internet to space. Mitry has led Kepler to design, build and launch its first satellite in a span of only 12 months, which was the first of its kind in the world. In 2018, Kepler was named one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Space Companies” in the world by Fast Company.
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