As CEO of Back to Space, Gabriella Zielke’s mission is to inspire humans to the stars. Their Moonbase pop-up experiences allow everyone to visit space in an immersive, near-future mixed reality. Gabriella is best known for founding Tech Wildcatters, the world’s first B2B accelerator in Dallas, TX. Prior, she co-founded the first scheduling software company for the fractional aircraft industry after leaving Flexjet. After selling Tech Wildcatters, she took a sabbatical to write a science fiction novel, multiple short stories, and a screenplay. Her first novel, The Sound of Creation, was published in 2022 and she will graduate with a Masters in Creative Writing & Literature from Harvard in 2024. She was a Cox Distinguished Merit Scholar during her MBA at Southern Methodist University and named Distinguished Young Alumni from the University of North Texas. She has traded flying small aircraft for fire dancing and is on a mission with her husband to work out at a gym in every county in the world.