Dan Berkenstock is an entrepreneur and engineer from Chicago, IL with a healthy respect for the risks & rewards of doing business in space. He is also fascinated by scalable and novel data streams thatrevolutionize the ways that consumers, businesses, and governments make decisions in their day-to-day lives.
As a Co-Founder and the Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer of Skybox Imaging, Berkenstock leads the vision, implementation, and delivery of revolutionary information products & services derived from timely satellite imagery. Previously, he was the founding CEO of Skybox. In this role he led the company from inception: raising $21M in equity financing from leading silicon valley venture capitalists, building the team to 50, obtaining the company's NOAA operating license, and overseeing the design & successful critical design review of SkySat-1.
Berkenstock is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in Aeronautics & Astronautics at Stanford University, where he also received his masters degree. Prior to co-founding Skybox, he researched optimal designmethods for spacecraft in the Advanced Supercomputing Division of NASA's Ames Research Center. Berkenstock has also worked as a counterproliferation analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,developing methods to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Berkenstock has worked at several early stage startup companies and served as a cooperative education student for NASA at Johnson Space Center. At JSC, Dan was a certified scuba diver at NASA's NeutralBuoyancy Laboratory where he assisted in training astronauts for extravehicular activities. Dan has supported two space shuttle missions as an assistant to the Assembly Checkout Office in Mission Control,performed computational analysis on the space shuttle, and supported T-38 trainer jet activities at Ellington Field.
Related Links: http://www.skyboximaging.com/
Last Updated: Mon, Jan 7, 2013
|Video||What Do You Want Your Life to Be?||Dan Berkenstock · Julian Mann||Skybox Imaging||01:44||02/2013|
|Video||The Excitement of Early Days||Dan Berkenstock||Skybox Imaging||02:40||02/2013|
|Video||Launching into Uncharted Space [Entire Talk]||Dan Berkenstock · Julian Mann · John Fenwick · Ching-Yu Hu||Skybox Imaging||57:39||02/2013|
|Podcast||Launching into Uncharted Space||Dan Berkenstock · Julian Mann · John Fenwick · Ching-Yu Hu||Skybox Imaging||59:15||02/2013|