Elon will take to the stage at the Summit for a fireside discussion with Ireland’s Prime Minister, Enda Kenny (the PM in Ireland is known as the Taoiseach). They will by joined be leading entrepreneur and investor Shervin Pishevar, founder and CEO of Sherpa Ventures, and Irish tech entrepreneur Mark Little, founder of Storyful, as moderator.
There are very few, if any other, entrepreneurs on earth right now that are disrupting more industries simultaneously than Elon Musk.
Elon is the founder and CEO of SpaceX. SpaceX is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and the world’s first privately held company to send a cargo payload, carried on the Dragon spacecraft, to the International Space Station.
Elon is also the co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA), the world’s leading electric car company, which is revolutionising the automotive industry.
Elon is the Chairman of SolarCity, the leading residential solar provider in the U.S.
Prior to SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Elon co-founded PayPal, the world’s leading electronic payment system, and served as the company’s chairman and CEO. PayPal went public in early 2002 and was sold to eBay later that year for $1.5 billion.
Elon’s first company was an Internet software company called Zip2. He co-founded Zip2 in 1995, serving initially as CEO and then as CTO. Zip2 was sold to Compaq in 1999 for over $300 million in an all cash transaction.
Elon’s commitment to renewable energy extends beyond his roles at SolarCity, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. Elon is a trustee of the X Prize Foundation and the Musk Foundation, both of which have a strong interest in promoting renewable and environmentally friendly energy technologies.
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