Melanie Stricklan
Founder and CSO, Slingshot Aerospace


Melanie is the co-founder and CTO of Slingshot Aerospace, a member of Techstars LA’s inaugural class. Slingshot Aerospace develops computer vision tools to extract intelligence and insights from ultra-high-volume satellite imagery. Melanie spent 21 years as an officer in the United States Air Force, where she developed capabilities related to experimental spacecraft, satellite payloads, electronic warfare and cyber technology.


She earned her BA in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and her Master’s in Space Systems Operations Management at Webster University.

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