Nanosatisfi makes finals of $100,000 NASA Busines Plan Competition
Nanosatisfi, the team behind your ArduSat, just was announced a finalist for the NASA/New Space Business Plan Competition.
The final selection will take place in Santa Clara on the 28th of July, 2012.
We were thrilled to have been selected by this expert panel of 11 judges, all of which have extensive knowledge and experience in the space industry. You can read about the final 3 judges that joined here http://newspacebpc.com/?p=60.
ArduSat is part of our business plan, so if you like ArduSat, spread the word to your friends and invite them to join us! We are working hard behind the scenes on more partnerships and more detailed preparations so that once the campaign through your enthusiasm and help clears its target hurdle, we can hit the ground running to get you into space!
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