CEO and Founder, Accion Propulsion
Natalya Brikner is the CEO and founder of Accion Systems, a company working to make space accessible to small satellite platforms via novel electric propulsion and other technologies. Natalya earned her doctorate from MIT where she helped invent the core technology that would become Accion’s first product line. Prior to MIT, she pioneered a new chemical rocket technology that she also spun into a space startup. Recently she was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and last year Accion was named by Fortune Magazine as the most likely to become a billion dollar company at the annual Brainstorm Tech Conference. Outside of academia, Natalya mentors entrepreneurs in the Boston community and youth interested in pursuing STEM careers.