Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak opens new startup, Privateer
The Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, which will take place in Hawaii from September 14 to 17, will feature a Privateer booth, a startup by Steve Wozniak.
Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, has created Privateer Space, a new space start-up that might compete with billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson in an industry dominated by them.
The Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, which will take place in Hawaii from September 14 to 17, will feature a Privateer booth.
The global space economy includes activities such as research and development, space tourism, and space use, and has attracted many top firms such as Tesla and Amazon.
According to Bank of America, the space industry would have more than tripled in size by 2030, with a market value of $1.4 trillion.
In 1976, Mr Wozniak co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Jobs, a fellow college dropout, and Ronald Wayne, a businessman.
In 1985, Jobs and Wozniak left Apple, although they remained shareholders, and Jobs later returned to the firm.
Wozniak and Fielding co-founded another company, Wheels of Zeus (WoZ), in 2002. Woz focused on smart tags for the global positioning system and was disbanded in 2006.