April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Van Espahbodi

Managing Partner, Cofounder
Starburst Accelerator


For 15+ years, Van has worked with governments and aerospace suppliers in business development at Raytheon and NATS, the British air navigation service provider; shaping regulations and developing key segments of airspace safety and infrastructure.

Prior to that, he served as legislative aide for U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff and interned for U.S. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Van currently serves as a member of the Economic Development Advisory Council for the City of El Segundo and the Advisory Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum.

Following graduate studies at George Mason University in International Commerce and Public Policy, Van participated in executive programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management and Cranfield School of Management in the UK.


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