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5 Reasons Elon Musk is a True Inspiration for any Entrepreneur

Product Launch: Hyperloop


If you didn't know the name Elon Musk before this week, you do now. The 42 year old millionaire is an entrepreneur and an inventor who set out to to change the world when he was just a boy. At the age of 10, he received his first computer and by 12, he had taught himself to program. He sold a software game called Blastar for $500 less than a year later.

Skip ahead 30 years and the world is following him with open eyes as he just unveiled his latest concept that has the world split between wild skepticism and support. The Hyperloop - a futuristic transportation system that he says could take people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just 30 minutes. Hogwash? Maybe. But maybe not. Given his track record of creating uber-successful companies, his latest idea shouldn't be taken lightly.

If you're a budding entrepreneur with a revolutionary idea, you shouldn't take it lightly either. Maybe your product won't be at the same scale as Elon Musk's, but by launching your product, you are helping the world and leveling the playing field for all your fellow makers and inventors. And you NEVER know. At one point in time, not too long ago, Elon was a 17 year old South African boy who took a risk and left his country for America. He said that he chose the U.S. because "It is where great things are possible." And while the Hyperloop is one of the biggest ideas we've known, it's simply in response to a need that he saw. Current train travel in California is expensive and slow - and proposals for future trains aren't much different. So he thought of a better idea. We see our Grommet partners doing this every day (and succeeding).

Who do you find inspirational? Comment below on who you think is worthy and why.

Below are 5 more reasons that entrepreneurs should be inspired by Elon Musk.
1) His company, SpaceX has sent people to the moon as a private company, not associated with the government.
2) He co-founded PayPal, and turned the world of e-commerce payments upside down.

3) He co-founded Tesla Motors as he's passionate about clean energy solutions for our planet.

4) He serves as Chairman of the board for Solar City, the largest provider of solar systems in the U.S.

5) He even wants to colonize Mars! He hopes that Space X can propel this idea forward and someday the red planet could hold up to 80,000 humans, should earth no longer be a viable place to live.


Have next big idea? Tell us about it - maybe you'll be our next Grommet. 


  • donna Says:

    My son always had some type of learning disability in my eyes, but it didn't show on paper. He dropped out of school because of gans in 9th grade, did little but stay online, 3 years later, with no further training, he built me a computer, sent for varias pieces in china. Got a GED, and a drivers license, meanwhile I had gotten him on SS dis., he got off of that, got married and has 3 kids, he continues to inspire me as he shops at thrift stores and does all kinds of neat things for his family. I do believe if there weren't so many kids and more teachers where we grew up, he would and should have been diagnosed earlier, because the whole time he stayed up in the Section 8 housing unit I got him, he didn't seem to be doing much, but he learned a lot about the computer, and if he had been in a special class that wasn't quite for slow people but fit for him things would have gone smoother, I had to work so he was off on his own, somehow stayed out of Corrections being on his own, no friends really, and that's a case where kids usually go to the mall and start shoplifting. This is ia great site I showed it to him, he has some ideas, hope they come through soon.

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