Holly Highfill is Director of Customer Engagement and Strategy at Slingshot Aerospace Inc., a company that is bringing the space domain into the digital environment with its world-class space simulation and analytics solutions. The company is driven by its vision of accelerating space sustainability to create a safer, more connected world. Holly is responsible for overseeing Slingshot product development, setting customer acquisition strategies, creating synergy across multiple teams, and supporting the Business Development team to meet its goals. Ms. Highfill has extensive startup experience as a CEO in her own right, as well as experience in the venture capital and transactional law spaces. Holly co-founded Stellatus Solutions LLC, an early-stage startup that was developing a communication platform for operators to resolve potential collisions. Stellatus was acquired by Slingshot Aerospace in June 2021. Ms. Highfill also acted as the Deal Team Liaison and Innovation Fund Associate for the University of Chicago’s George Schultz Innovation Fund where she diligenced promising startups in the Quantum Computing and Predictive Diagnostics spaces and provided the University with investment recommendations. Holly was also a Summer Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP and worked for the University of Chicago Law School’s Innovation Clinic where she drafted corporate documents including formation and equity documentation, tax filings, terms of service, privacy policies, and NDAs, for early-stage startups including LLCs, corporations, and nonprofits. Holly Highfill also has a strong regulatory background as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Katherine Polk Failla in the U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y and the Honorable Judge Brian E. Hill at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. Ms. Highfill received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School. While at law school, Holly served as a staff member for the University of Chicago Journal of International Law.