A successful startup entrepreneur, James Wolff has been involved with many successful startups which are improving the quality of life of NYC residents and pushing the boundaries of technology forward.


While he is not engaging the world’s banking institutions, James is the CEO of D-Shape Enterprises, a global company producing the world’s largest concrete 3D printer systems for construction, infrastructure, and defense applications.


James is also the co-founder of Deep Space Industries, which is developing advanced cubesat technology to produce Bit-coin nodes in orbit to beam down the block-chain across the globe without necessitating existing internet service, and is developing advanced 3D printer technologies for space colonization and asteroid mining.


James’ expertise in corporate, commercial, and intellectual property combined with his extensive entrepreneurial network and capital venture connections will prove invaluable to the the efforts of this new startup.


More detailed biographical information is available on James’ Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesanthonywolff



Spring Law Clerk/Summer Associate
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
January 2015 – Present (4 months)Greater New York City Area

New York Law School Business and Financial Law Center Associate.

Investment Banking Summer Associate

June 2014 – Present (11 months)New York, New York
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Board Advisor

February 2013 – Present (2 years 3 months)Greater New York City Area

Board Advisor for SpaceGAMBIT on law and policy and business development. Utilizing funding including a DARPA research grant to a collection of hackerspaces developing and curating the commercialization of future space technologies required for close-loop life-support systems, power systems, engineering systems, and related hardware components and software programs. SpaceGAMBIT is a collection of hackerspaces including Maui Makers and the Alpha One Labs Hackerspace, who coordinate the commercial space business activities of their respective regions and facilitate problem solving and trouble shooting advisement for a diverse portfolio of commercial space technologies. SG seeks to advance space technology for long-term solar system colonization, and is a continuation of the 100 Year StarShip Initiative, which saw many innovative projects at the 2012 inaugural symposium.


Deep Space Industries
January 2013 – Present (2 years 4 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

Deep Space Industries is a global deep space exploration, prospecting, manufacturing, and construction outfit. We are actively pursuing asteroid return and servicing in-space markets for fuel, air, water, and materials.

Chief Executive Officer
D-Shape Enterprises LLC
November 2012 – Present (2 years 6 months)New York, New York

C.E.O of D-Shape Enterprises L.L.C., building the world’s largest 3D concrete printer systems for defense, construction, industrial infrastructure, and space applications.

Technology Consultant

Ridgetop Research
May 2012 – Present (3 years)

Expert technology consultant specialist for clients seeking advisement in the areas of rapid-prototyping technology and commercial space industry developments with respect to investment and business development strategy.

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  • Simon Anderson
    Simon Anderson
    Chief Foresight Officer at Venture Foresight | International Keynote Speaker, Emerging Technology Consultant, Author

    James is a revolutionary entrepreneur, pioneer in emerging technology, and his work in 3D Printing has helped bring awareness of this future-transforming technology to the masses. Throughout his many projects and achievements, James has clearly… View


Asteroid Mining Group
April 2012 – Present (3 years 1 month)Worldwide

A professional design think tank into the commercialization of orbital commerce and industry through Asteroid Retrieval, Mining, and Manufacturing.

Political Advocacy Coordinator

The Mars Society
May 2013 – May 2014 (1 year 1 month)Lakewood, Colorado

Founder and President

March 2011 – September 2012 (1 year 7 months)New York City

Buildatron is the new definition of made in America manufacturing. We are dedicated to creating innovative 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and rapid manufacturing solutions that are low cost and easily implemented. Our technologies are meeting the challenges of sustainability and the green movement through localized personal manufacturing and the use of recyclable non-toxic eco-friendly plastics and materials.

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  • Jill Buchanan
    Jill Buchanan
    Owner/ creative impressario at 5DXperience.com


  • Saad Alayyoubi
    Saad Alayyoubi
    Art Director & Product Manager

    James is a very enterprising, energetic and inspiring person full of sharp insights into where the future of technology is… View

Drafting and Design Specialist
Diversified Engineering
July 2009 – January 2011 (1 year 7 months)Silver Spring, Maryland

Drafting and design technician specializing in AutoCad and Revit 3D design software for engineering and architectural design and drafting. Working closely with senior engineers and architects in developing red-line markups in to finished design products for architectural and engineering disciplines with emphasis in Electrical, Mechanical,
Plumbing, Life Safety, and Fire Protection Engineering. Projects range from Green residential homes to large commercial and institutional buildings. Some of recent projects worked on are the Montgomery County Judicial Center building systems renovation, University of Maryland Medical Center new Shock Trauma building (LEED Silver), University of Baltimore new Law School building (LEED Silver), and the new Purdue school of business building at the Salisbury University (LEED Silver). Many of the projects worked on are LEED Silver Certified thus involve extensive amount of Green Engineering to gain LEED points for energy efficient lighting, Water Conservation, Natural day-lighting and Natural Ventilation.

Drafting and Design Specialist
MEPTech, Inc
November 2008 – June 2009 (8 months)

Executed design and drafting on residential and small commercial projects using AutoCad (computer drafting software) for design and
drafting. Completed several projects including high end residential renovations and several commercial projects such as restaurants, retails, offices and similar commercial type establishments. Participated in construction field visits to inspect construction installation activities to witness final installation works by subcontractors. Prepared field inspection reports with photographs and sketches. Studied local and state building codes and attended several training seminars for products ranging from building framing to insulation and mechanical and electrical systems.

Executive Assistant
Maryland Bay Contractors
July 2008 – October 2008 (4 months)

July 2008 ­ October 2008
Served as executive assistant to the CEO of a small commercial and residential construction company. Duties included office management with attention to data entry, excel databases, emails, calendars, and on site visits.


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