Fia Jones began her journey as an entrepreneur while pursuing a Physics degree at the University of Auckland. Always having been a space fanatic, Fia began working on her venture at just aged 19 while at university. Since winning a prize from the $100K Challenge, Fia has decided to put her studies on hold to pursue developing her venture Astrix Astronautics. Astrix have gone on to receive $500,000 in early stage funding from Icehouse Ventures, K1W1, and Rocket Lab, in order to advance their technologies and research. The company has already had numerous successful trials in Rocket Lab’s Auckland facility.