About Us

Hyperspace Challenge, launched in 2018, is a business accelerator fueled by the U.S. Space Force and Air Force Research Lab, in partnership with CNM Ingenuity, to support the Space Vehicles directorate and our U.S. government personnel everywhere.

Meet the Team

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Kelly Stafford

Kelly Stafford
Senior Program Manager

Annie Mitchem

Annie Mitchem
Program Coordinator

Jeff Bargiel

Jeff Bargiel
Program Director – CNM Ingenuity

Demetria Gutiérrez

Demetria Gutiérrez
UI/UX Manager

Meet the Hyperspace Council

Russel Cooper

Dr. Russel Cooper
Director of Business Development – BlueHalo

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Rafferty Jackson

Rafferty Jackson
Founder – Jack Industries

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Peter Wegner

Dr. Peter Wegner
Co-Founder – BlackVe, Inc.

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Lee Steinke

Lee Steinke
Chief Operating Officer – CisLunar Industries

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Derek Doyle

Dr. Derek Doyle
Founder – Doyle Innovations, LLC

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