“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

– Pantanjali

ELEVATING
CONSCIOUSNESS

 

Emerging Light Foundation
2009

Emerging Light Foundation supports, educates, and clothes 700 underprivileged children in a school in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

KamCo Media
2012

A conscious-driven multimedia company dedicated to curating and launching entrepreneurs and creatives whose primary purpose is to raise the level of the collective consciousness with their art.

 

Limitless Space Institute
2019

IBX makes a long-term commitment to the the Limitless Space Institute, a non-profit organization and the world’s leading institute for interstellar travel and space exploration.

INTEGRITY. COURAGE. INNOVATION.

Our guiding principles guide all employees at IBX in all circumstances, irrespective of changes to our goals, strategies, type of work, or top management practices and directives.

INTEGRITY. COURAGE. INNOVATION.

Our guiding principles guide all employees at IBX in all circumstances, irrespective of changes to our goals, strategies, type of work, or top management practices and directives.

ELEVATING
CONSCIOUSNESS

Emerging Light Foundation
2009

Emerging Light Foundation supports, educates, and clothes 700 underprivileged children in a school in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

KamCo Media
2012

A conscious-driven multimedia company dedicated to curating and launching entrepreneurs and creatives whose primary purpose is to raise the level of the collective consciousness with their art.

Limitless Space Institute
2019

IBX makes a long-term commitment to the Limitless Space Institute, a non-profit organization and the world’s leading institute for interstellar travel and space exploration.

“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

– Alan Turing

IMAGINE
The Early Years

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Kam Ghaffarian was born in Isfahan, Iran.

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He watches the first man walk on the moon and becomes fascinated with space exploration.

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As a teenager, he immigrates to the U.S. with virtually no money, speaking only a modicum of English.

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While working full-time parking cars, he earns two Bachelor of Science degrees including a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering.

A Masters of Science in Information Management and Doctoral degree in Technology soon follow.

"The Sky Calls To Us."

– Carl Sagan

 
 

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Employed at his first job at Compucare Systems. He held numerous technical and management positions with companies that included Loral and Lockheed with particular areas of expertise in NASA and NOAA ground systems, where he met his future business partner, Harold Stinger.

believe
The SGT Years

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Kam and Harold leave their government contractor jobs and start SGT out of Ghaffarian’s basement. Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT), was a government services company that focused on Engineering, IT, Science Applications, and Mission Operations. SGT’s core principles were: Integrity, Customer, Employees.

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In only 10 years, SGT achieved many business milestones, and was recognized as one of the most successful minority owned businesses in its sector. They received some of NASA’s most notable awards to include the Contractor Excellence Award as well as the George M. Low NASA Quality Award. 

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SGT is acquired by KBR, Inc. Upon the sale of the company, SGT was NASA’s second largest engineering services provider, employing 2,400 people and generating over $500 million in revenue.

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

– Leonardo da Vinci

Execute
The IBX Years

P R E S E N T   D A Y

Ghaffarian establishes IBX which stands for Imagine, Believe, Execute; a family office with a diverse collection of ventures focusing on commercial space travel, next- generation energy solutions, conscious multimedia, and philanthropic educational projects.

X-Energy
2009

Created to address the world’s most serious energy and global climate challenges. X-Energy is an industry leader in providing next generation nuclear energy solutions.

Intuitive Machines
2015

Founded to provide robust reliable and safe autonomous system solutions. Along with NASA, Intuitive Machines will be leading our return to the moon.

Axiom Space
2015

Established as the only private company equipped to provide NASA-level astronaut training and all operations required to keep astronauts & tourists safe and productive in orbit.