About The Speaker

By training, Jason is a rocket scientist holding two degrees in aerospace engineering. At heart, he is an entrepreneur. In 2008, Jason co-founded Earthrise-Space, Inc., which spun off the Omega Envoy Project—the first and only student-formed and led team competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE. He believes that within our lifetime we will have the opportunity to make our species multi-planetary. That the people alive today will have the incredible power to quite literally “back up humanity.” Such an awesome realization, that Jason has chosen to commit his life towards making sure that this happens. He strongly believes that by learning how to colonize space we will simultaneously solve many more of Humanity’s “Grand Challenges” here on Earth.