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JoeBen Bevirt: the Elon Musk of Santa Cruz

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by Jondi Gumz
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup wowed by Bonny Doon inventor of personal electric aircraft

Inventor JoeBen Bevirt, who works his magic at a complex in rural Bonny Doon, shared his vision to transform the way people commute at the Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp at Cruzio Wednesday night, wowing the sold-out audience of 225.

A personal electric airplane called S2 by JoeBen Bevirt, that takeoff and lands vertically (VTOL) like a helicopter, and flies aerodynamically, like an aircraft.

A personal electric airplane called S2 by JoeBen Bevirt, that takeoff and lands vertically (VTOL) like a helicopter, and flies aerodynamically, like an aircraft.

Bevirt, 40, was introduced as “the Elon Musk of Santa Cruz” by MeetUp organizer Doug Erickson, referring to the Tesla inventor.

Among Bevirt’s hits: the GorillaPod tripod for photographers and Joby Energy, a startup creating airborne wind turbines, then merged with Makani, a wind power company acquired a year ago for $5 million for the Google X lab.

Read the full article here: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/santacruz/ci_25908419/santa-cruz-new-tech-meetup-wowed-by-bonny

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