January 22nd, 2010
I received this email today from Brian Turner, captain of the Kansas City Space Pirates…
Well I am off to Photonics West. This is the trade show where just about all of my sponsors have a presence. I have been invited to do a poster presentation on Tuesday evening. It should be a good opportunity to talk with other people in the profession.
Kind of interesting how this all went from “game” and “hobby” to “profession”.
Anyway. We need to raise about $40,000 to cover all of the expenses for the competition. And if we want to upgrade to premium solar cells we need another $80,000. I am not holding my breath for the $80,000.
The up side is that the competition has established itself as a draw for fans and viewers with over 25,000 surfing to the online video feed. Several dozen articles on numerous web sites and coverage on FOX news as well as other TV stations.
So now we need to connect the sponsors to the audience.