A Word From Our Founder
IT IS THE DREAMERS TURN!
May 30th 2020 will go into the history books due to the vision of a South African/Canadian/American dreamer: Elon Musk.
We met Elon early in his career and were taken by his vision for a better world: electric cars, solar energy and pioneering private efforts in space exploration.
And now just a few years later, for the first time in history an individually conceived and privately built spacecraft carried men towards other planets and by doing so towards the space-based future of humanity.
This story started in Canada with another dreamer—Jeff Skoll—the young man who wrote the original business plan that made e-Bay a global phenomenon.
As the new commerce platform needed a secure payment system Skoll met Elon Musk along the way—a fellow Canadian at the time—and shortly thereafter e-Bay purchased Musk’s PayPal.
Fast forward: restlessly out of the box-thinker Musk—risking everything he had—brought us Tesla cars—a new horizon in more eco-friendly transportation—and now he opened the gates for private enterprise to show the way to a future that includes life on distant planets—achievable with reusable space transportation.
On May 30th 2020 all eyes turned skyward to witness a rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thunder away from Earth with two Americans ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
Meanwhile on our Blue Planet, Elon’s friend Jeff Skoll (a member of the board of Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence) answering the urgent needs of Humanity—just upped his pandemic-related philanthropic commitment by another $100 million—bringing the size of his total commitment to date to half a billion dollars.
The American entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.
The best is yet to come!
Gabriel A. Erem