We had a special guest in our class– Karin Nilsdotter! She is the CEO of Space Travel Alliance and Spaceport Sweden.
Being a pioneer of commercial human spaceflight and people’s gateway to the mysterious space, Spaceport Sweden has already pushed the limit above the sky!
“Why do people want to explore space?” asked by Karin in class.
“Space is a platform for innovation.”
“Because people are curious, they want to find something new.”
“In order to find more resource”
“Our planet is about to fall apart…”
All of them are right. And from astropreneur’s point of view, another important reason to explore the space is that the dreams of space-exploring make all the other business ventures seem very microscopic by comparison. So that’s why many people are obsessed with sky.
There is a lot of development in space but not so much innovation. The thing that Spaceport Sweden is doing right now is quite an innovation. The world does need something new right now. Furthermore, it arised people’s attention in space industry. For example, KTH has just set their space Centre recently for space research and technology.
And because of the inspiring speech, many people stayed in class and asked Karin some questions.
“Do we need knowledge about the space to be in a part like Spaceport Sweden?”
“No. I think being an astropreneur or entrepreneur is about having the drive of passion about what you do. And it’s about what you ally with. ”
“The most important thing is that being passionate about what you do and to have courage to do it. It’s hard work; if you don’t love what you do, you won’t have the perseverance.”
Done a lot of sports in her life,Karin said that running a start-up is like running a marathon. You need to practice. You need to get out even though it’s raining. Sometimes you need to race because you have competitors right behind you; but you also need to work together with your competitors because there is a pushing point and you have to support each other.
I truly learned many things and be motivated by the speech!
Everything starts with the first little step. So, Don’t be afraid of failure.
Probably our next adventure starts here!
//Danny Huang #Dreamgineering