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Karman Fellow 2023

Raycho Raychev


Raycho Raychev has pursued space with a singular vision. He completed a Masters in Space Adminstration at the International Space University, graduate coursework at the Singularity University, and a PhD at Sofia University. He is the CEO of EnduroSat.

In 2010, he returned to Bulgaria, eager to launch his own space company. Recognizing the need to develop local talent in space-related fields, he launched Space Challenges Academy, the largest space education academy in Europe. After years of hard work at Space Challenges Academy, which is now one of the largest space academies on the planet, Raycho gathered a critical mass of colleagues and Academy graduates together to launch his next project: EnduroSat. 

In 2014, the team developed a few basic prototypes and in 2015, EnduroSat was officially launched with a focus on CubeSats, a class of nanosatellites that weigh less than 3 pounds and is typically configured in a cube shape. The company develops and manufactures complete CubeSat solutions that can be purchased online, delivered in as little as 5 days, and used right out of the box. 

Moreover, he attended the Innovation and Growth Program at Standford University & Endeavor , to the Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures Program at Harvard University & Endeavor. Raycho was awarded MIT Tech Review Innovators under 35, Forbes 30 under 30, Gifted Citizen and New Europe 100-Google and Financial Times ranking. 

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