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The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation to host South Florida Space Day

Wednesday, October 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Event to focus on planting the “Space Flag” in South Florida and supporting the economy of space entrepreneurship

WHAT: ALAN B LEVAN | NSU BROWARD CENTER OF INNOVATION (Levan Center) to host South Florida Space Day on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

The event will focus on trends, challenges, opportunities, and strategies of entrepreneurship within the space sector. Highlights will include keynote speakers, panels, seminars, an entrepreneur showcase, a business expo, networking opportunities and an entrepreneur pitch event.

Proclamation by Broward County Mayor Michael Udine declaring October 12th “Broward County Space Day”.

Lead exhibitors include NASA, the Space Foundation, Space Florida, and startups within the space sector

Trends that will be explored include the following:

  • Earth, inner, and outer space applications
  • Technological advances creating expectations of more cost-effective space activities
  • Increased private investment by investors who are new to space
  • A global economy that is increasingly data dependent with diverse effects on space capabilities and markets
  • Increasingly widely shared vision of space as transformative for humanity, and military/strategic developments around space as a crowded and valuable high ground
  • Leading countries with space budgets include the U.S., China, Europe, Russia, India, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy
  • Global space economy approaching $470 billion – fastest growth since 2014 – will become a trillion-dollar industry
  • S. space economy is approaching $200 billion and 350,000 direct employment, and 1 million employees globally
  • Lunar economy – Earth to moon
  • Increased public/private partnerships between industry and government
  • Market evolutions
  • Technology disruptions
  • Internationalization of space activity
  • Commercialization of the space sector
  • There has never been a more opportune time for entrepreneurs to launch and scale companies

Goals for the event include:

  • Planting the “space flag” in South Florida
  • Creating a “collision station” bringing awareness and opportunities to the South Florida region to better support the growing space sector by connecting to the Florida Space Coast, national, and international space systems
  • Promoting and recruiting for applications to the LEVL5: SPACE DOCK at NSU™ Ideate program


John Wensveen, Ph.D., NSU’s Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation
Alan B. Levan, Chairman, Board of Governors, Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation; Chairman of BBX Capital Corporation; Chairman and CEO of Bluegreen Vacations
Michael Udine, Broward County Mayor
Tony Gannon, Vice President, Research & Innovation, Space Florida
Matt Chesnut, Vice President, Business & Economic Development, Space Florida
Dale Ketcham, Vice President, Government and External Affairs, Space Florida
Sandy Michael McDonald, Director, Office of Economic & Small Business Development, Broward County
Joe Hovancak, Executive Director, The Prosperity Partnership, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Vice President, Space Commerce & Entrepreneurship, Space Foundation
Meredith Reeves, Technology Transfer/NASA T2X
Trent Smith, KSC Technology Transfer Program
Michael Vinje, SBIR/STTR
David S. Rose, Founder & CEO, US Real Estate Market; Founder & Executive Chairman, Gust; Founding General Partner, True Global Ventures; Founder & Chairman Emeritus, New York Angels

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

8:30AM: Doors open
8:30AM – 9:15AM: Registration and networking
9:15AM – 5:30PM: Event

WHERE: Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation

3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd
Fifth floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

DETAILS: This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit

Please contact for information on sponsorship opportunities or more details.###


The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation (Levan Center) is a public-private partnership between Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Broward County. The Levan Center is the world’s first “theme park” for entrepreneurs and supporting stakeholders located in a 54,000 sq. ft. purpose-built facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Levan Center is focused on three themes (innovation, technology, entrepreneurship) and four pillars known as the Founder’s Journey (Ideate, Incubate, Accelerate, Post-Accelerate). The Levan Center serves the NSU and South Florida communities resulting in breakthrough ideation, new technologies, job creation, talent skills pipeline, new company formation, philanthropic initiatives and scaling of early-stage and young startup companies. Each of the four pillars are supported by customized programs, events, and wraparound services. The Levan Center is an economic and education development engine for serving South Florida with local, regional, national, and international impact. By powering the innovation ecosystem, the Levan Center is a major stakeholder in the establishment of a tech hub for Broward County and South Florida. For more information, please visit

Address: 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Phone: (954) 262-TECH or 833-954-TECH




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3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd, Fifth Floor
Fort Lauderdale, 33314 United States
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