Today’s Pathfinder episode features Prewitt Ridge cofounder and CEO Steve Massey. Prewitt Ridge is a software company that helps engineers manage engineering requirements in complex projects. The company’s software, Verve, captures and manages engineering requirements inside the tools where they originate and across complex datasets.
Picture a world where you can complete your 6-month engineering project in just 6 weeks by removing typical bottlenecks in your workflows. That’s what cofounder and CEO of Prewitt Ridge Steve Massey believes his company can help both government and commercial stakeholders of the space industry achieve.
Enter Prewitt Ridge: Prewitt Ridge is a software company that helps engineers manage engineering requirements in complex projects. The company’s software, Verve, captures and manages engineering requirements inside the tools where they originate and across complex datasets.
Said differently…Prewitt Ridge’s software helps engineers to be more organized and efficient, which can lead to faster, cheaper and more reliable product development.
A sneak peek…
Steve held roles at Slingshot Aerospace and SpaceX before teaming up with fellow cofounder and CTO Zeke Brechtel to start Prewitt Ridge. Today, Mo and Steve discuss:
- Prewitt Ridge’s value-add to the space industry
- NASA’s expertise in systems engineering
- The future of automation in aerospace
- Working on Hyperloop technology
- And much more…
This episode is brought to you by Epsilon3, software for complex engineering, testing, and operational procedures. Learn more at https://www.epsilon3.io/
• Chapters •
00:00 – Intro and Epsilon3 Ad
03:03 – What is Prewitt Ridge?
04:46 – Keeping all stakeholders coordinated
06:21 – What inspired you to build the company?
10:51 – Common mistakes for space founders
12:45 – Automatic vs manual systems
15:40 – Is systems engineering just an exercise in paperwork?
19:29 – Quantifying losses from not having proper processes
21:47 – NASA’s approach to systems engineering
26:44 – What products are you building today?
28:58 – Epsilon Ad break
29:27 – Current customer traction
31:05 – The ideal commercial customer
33:03 – Team size today
33:27 – Prewitt’s competitors
36:14 – What is a digital thread?
37:34 – The Techstars Space Accelerator
40:25 – What is Hyperloop and how did you start working on it?
45:27 – Where do you see automation spreading in the space industry?
52:13 – Where does the name Prewitt come from?
52:57 – What do you do in your free time?