NexTech has the honor of hosting Jim and MJ Marggraff at our STEM TECH and SPACE event this Thursday, February 6, from 5:15 to 6:30PM. The event is being held at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center (76 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo). This event is sponsored by The Success Factory.
A successful, serial and inventor, Jim Marggraff has founded/co-founded companies such as Livescribe, Explore Technologies, StrataCom, and recent Google acquisition Eyefluence. He also invented the LeapPad Learning System,
helping over 100 million children learn to read, with sales of over $1 billion worldwide. Jim holds 40 granted patents is a Northern California Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is listed in the “MIT 150” – the top 150 inventions and contributions from MIT graduates.
MJ Marggraff is a commercial pilot, author, and a project leader who has created a unique and new space experiment, which is currently on the International Space Station (Gravity Games). Twelve years ago she made a major course correction by adding flight school to her schedule and changed her life completely. Featured in Oprah magazine, MJ shared her latest book, Finding the Wow – How Dreams Take Flight at Midlife tells how at 45 years old and while an at-home mom, she decided to follow her childhood dreams, overcome her fears, and learn to fly.