Hey LiftPort world! My name is Griffin, I am one of two new interns operating with LiftPort Group and Michael for the summer. I originally met Michael in November of 2016 at a business planning competition for space commercialization (Michael was a judge) and then in the spring one of my entrepreneurship classes in which I had to job shadow an entrepreneur, and then make a documentary. For 5 weeks or so Michael and spent a ton of time together, I learned the history of LiftPort and the numerous ups and down that both Michael and LiftPort had along the way.
Initially I was given Michael’s contact info by a professor of mine to help me find an entrepreneur in the local area. I remember feeling a little upset when he agreed to work with me because I thought Michael was a guy that specialized in the import export business due to the ending of his email address (*@liftport.com). Wow, was I wrong. I can remember our first phone call:
Michael: “Do you know what it is that I am doing?”
Griffin: “I was under the impression that you were involved with imports and exports?”
Michael: “Ha-ha no, I’m going build an elevator on the moon”
Griffin: “OOOOOOHHH……. Ok then, that is considerably more interesting”
Honestly, I was pretty hooked right then and there. What followed was a few preemptive meetings where we talked LiftPort details, and then we set to work on the documentary. It was a short documentary and it definitely had its problems (It was my first time editing a video ever) but it ended up winning a few awards at my college which felt pretty cool! In the weeks following film festival, Michael offered me a position as his intern and here we are! I couldn’t be more excited and I am stoked to see what the future holds.
Great to meet all of you!