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September 15th, 2020
IGARSS 2020 Hosts Geospatial Business Startup Workshop

DENVER, Colorado, 15 September 2020 – The IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is hosting a Geospatial Business Startup Workshop as part of its 2020 annual conference, which is being held virtually this year.

“Geospatial Startup Workshop: Creating a Business That Thrives” will be held live via Zoom on Thursday, September 24, at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

The panel workshop and Q&A session are free, but space is limited. Register now at this link:

“IGARSS is pleased to welcome this panel of geospatial business professionals who have played key roles in the early startup phases of some of our industry’s most successful companies,” said Dr. Paolo Gamba, President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, sponsor of IGARSS events.

The Startup Workshop is organized by the IGARSS Technology, Industry, Education (TIE) Forum which hosts seminars, panels and social events created to broaden the professional experiences of conference attendees.

“Our Startup Workshop is designed for geospatial scientists and engineers who have no background or experience in starting a commercial business,” said Kevin Corbley, workshop moderator and presenter. “Presentation topics will include Legal Structures, Funding Sources, Pitching Investors, and Marketing.”

The workshop agenda is as follows:

“Legal Considerations When Forming a Tech Startup”

Kevin Pomfret, Partner

Williams Mullen (Virginia)

“Show Me the Money: Sources of Startup Capital”

Caroline Gash, Principal Consultant

Globe Consulting Group LLC (Denver, Colorado)

“Achieving Investor Impact in the Brave New World of Virtual Pitches”

Dr. Shawana Johnson, GISP, President

Global Marketing Insights (Cleveland, Ohio)

“Market a Startup: Exploiting Your USP”

Kevin Corbley, President

Corbley Communications Inc. (Denver, Colorado)

IGARSS 2020 had been scheduled to be held in Hawaii, but all technical sessions will be conducted virtually from September 26 – October 2, 2020. Visit for details.

For information on IGARSS TIE events, please visit