James Slifierz is the Co-Founder and CEO at SkyWatch Space Applications. He is also a Co-Founder and Chair of MaxQ, Canada's first accelerator focused on space startups, and the Lead Organizer for NASA Space Apps Waterloo. In 2014 James was a part of the team that won the NASA International Space Apps Challenge, beating out over 650 other projects. He's a Google for Entrepreneurs alumnus and a member of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Time-Domain Astronomy, the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy, and the Canadian Space Commerce Association. Every Wednesday he publishes This Week in Space, a weekly newsletter covering the biggest stories in space & astronomy.