STARTING UP TESLA
Elon Musk, Founder & CEO of Tesla & SpaceX
Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer, and inventor. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of X.com which merged with PayPal of Confinity. As of June 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$12.7 billion, making him the 83rd wealthiest person in the world. Musk has stated that the goals of SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the "risk of human extinction" by "making life multiplanetary" by setting up a human colony on Mars. In addition to his primary business pursuits, he has also envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a VTOL supersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet.
Vechain co-founder and CEO, Sunny Lu, stops by Draper University before the 2019 Vechain summit in San Francisco to talk all things blockchain, including mass adoption, use-cases and how Vechain is the blockchain with the most applications for enterprise use.
Andy Tang, CEO of Draper University and Managing Director of Dragon Draper Fund talks at the Blockchain Connect Conference in San Francisco. He talks about past trends similar to the blockchain and where he thinks blockchain will be in the future.
Serial entrepreneur, Jeff Hoffman, stops by the Spring 2019 cohort of Draper University to talk his journey through several successful startups, including Priceline.com, as well as his business ventures outside of the tech space, such as working with Eli Roth on an independent horror film and coordinating concerts with NSYNC. Finally, Jeff imparts his keys to success in business and in life and why he thinks that the skillset of an entrepreneur should not just be limited to the business idea you're working on-- it should be used to it's fullest capacity in building an epic life for yourself.
Andrew Goldner, a former Silicon Valley lawyer and now a founding partner at GrowthX, stops by Draper University to impart the many lessons he learned while working in the Bay Area and beyond, including why your product must solve a problem, why having the most cutting-edge tech in your product won't make it a success, and why venture capital might not be the right way to raise funds for your startup.
Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer. He sits down at Draper University to promote his new book Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups—Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.