Meet the backers

 

 

“To know each other we must reach beyond the sphere of our sense perceptions. We must transmit our intelligence, travel, transport the materials and transfer the energies necessary for our existence.”

- Nikola Tesla, 1905

 

 

The idea for a statue of Nikola Tesla in the Silicon Valley originated with Northern Imagination and was backed by 722 people on Kickstarter on June 2 2013.  It was unveiled December 7, 2013.  

Dorrian Porter, organizer / president of Northern Imagination, worked with Palo Alto developer Harold Hobach to identify a place for the Tesla Statue on Harold's commercial property located at 260 Sheridan Avenue in Palo Alto, California.  The statue provides a free wi-fi signal and contains a time capsule to be opened in January 7, 2043.  

Terry Guyer was commissioned as the sculptor.  

Backers of the Tesla Statue on Kickstarter include the following people and groups

 

Ksenia Lakovic

 

Paul, Svetlana, Mark and Bruno Krneta

 

CJ Prober

 

Geoff, Andrea, Nick, Michael, and Katie Ralston

 

Keval, Susan & Akash Desai

 

Thawer Family

 

Tech Ambassadors

 

Dave & Ann Weiss

 

Kevin Kruse

 

Jovanka Ciric Vujkovic and Family

 

Linda Weinert and Bob & Georgia Lyon

 

Aleksandar Totic

 

James & Wendy Murdock

 

Pejdo Family

 

Sonja & Milan Jajic

 

Dana Drmanic

 

First Republic Bank Menlo Park

 

Mirjana Samardzija

 

Dejan Perkovic

 

Misha Burich

 

Griff Baker

 

Olivia.

 

Joseph & Jacqueline Chow

 

Rafael Gameros Reyes

 

Mark Reinstra

 

Lou Montulli

 

Amy Wong

 

Mike Murray

 

Jeremy Gundel

 

Bruce Felt

 

Takuang Donald Yang

 

Joel Kellman

 

Hany Nada

 

Charles Beeler

 

Daniel Aegerter

 

Michael Jung

 

Jovan Marjanovic

 

Ana Rosic

 

Tony Delas

 

Stephany Ayotte

 

Robert Abbott

 

Mark Suster

 

Joel Klompus

 

William R Johnson

 

Ralph Jenson

 

Andrian Budantsov

 

Emiko, Tabor, Di-Ann & Elies

 

Mila & Luka Razzaghi

 

Rajkovic Family

 

Lisa Bowie

 

Joachim De Lombaert

 

ARM Financial

 

Erwin, May, Chloe, Charlotte and Christina Loh

 

Relja Petrovic and Family

 

Nick J Howe

 

Trent Hodgeson

 

Royyuru Avinash

 

Glenn, Liam and Noah Luinenburg and Sheila Jacques

 

Ljiljana Borich

 

Karl & Lindsey Schramm

 

Michael Arthur Johnson

 

Yaniv Izaki

 

Raj Thimmiah

 

George L. Roman

 

Elena & Zoran Knezevic

 

Zeljorad Maricic

 

Joshua K. Adams

 

Sinisa & Mirjana Peric

 

David Wieland and Family

 

Adzich Family

 

Kelvin Kan and Family

 

Masako Lien Petty Le and Family

 

Katarina & Novak Avlijas

 

Rick Mathieson - President, Mathieson Integrated

 

Slavko Fodor

 

Thomas L. Robinson

 

Nikola Mihajlovic

 

Dusko Zgonjanin

 

Gordan Jankovic

 

LTC & Mrs Nenad Matich

 

Adam "Pipe" Fitting

 

Eric and Erin Bush

 

Scott Russell Nichols

 

The Stephens Family

 

Milana (Mim) Bizic, Nick, Dana and Jocelyn Bizic

 

Jonathan Wand

 

Terrasse Atelier

 

Amy Eleache Snelgrove

 

James Gosling

 

Jennifer Hagan

 

Dan Zivkovic

 

Brian Zimmer

 

Andrija Bosnjakovic

 

Kurt H.

 

Sascha Pallenberg

 

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Rodrigo Lopez

 

James Yong

 

Vijay Shekhar Sharma

 

Jevin Saini

 

Mike Davies

 

Berkeley Scott of Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Jeff Annison

 

Jason Tokoph

 

Ferris Jennings

 

Zoran Vukmirica

 

Salman Razzaque

 

Madhumita Datta

 

Mark Pilipczuk

 

Ivan Mitrovic

 

Riley Lu

 

Dennis Daniel Rui Plug

 

Julius Kare Hellén

 

M&B Vlaovic

 

Roger Smiley

 

Jamie Shulman

 

Ralph Kerwin

 

Thomas Edward Watson

 

Melody Bliss

 

Paul Kedrosky

 

Gary Lipkowitz

 

Anant Narayanan

 

Voja Samsalovic

 

Tara Zoe Tomic

 

Nikola Lonchar

 

Pasi Kemppainen

 

Zorica Caklovic

 

Goran Radulovic

 

Dale Dougherty

 

Jessica Osterhout

 

Aaron Mangal

 

Brett E. Battles

 

Edward Stumpf

 

Dmitry Kohmanyuk

 

Jordi Valls

 

Anthony Hills

 

Raul Mujica

 

Bugmaster

 

Zack Urlocker

 

Lawrence Aaron Buchanan

 

Michelle Srbinovich

 

Jill A. Ackerknecht

 

Jade Higashi

 

Michael J. Kidd aka Linuxkidd

 

Todor Bezbradica

 

Craig and Lisa Elliott

 

Pete Johnson

 

Steve Olic

 

Amanda Baluch

 

Steven Duncan

 

Adrian Kunzle

 

Marcus Kazmierczak

 

Tejpaul Bhatia

 

Arman Kolukcija

 

Eric Ortiz

 

Ronke Babajide

 

Jason Seed

 

Jeremy Ashley

 

Mila Petkovic

 

Vladimir Pezel

 

D N Weitzel

 

Martin van der Merwe

 

Rachel Sklar

 

Adarsh Darapaneni

 

Anonymous

 

Janet Rolsma

 

Jay Gopalakrishnan

 

Denis Radovanovic

 

Laura Marriott

 

Panos Ipeirotis

 

Stockmarr

 

VerbFactory

 

Jonathon Perrelli

 

Greg Wright

 

Steven Lyons

 

Vesna Djinovic

 

Tanya White

 

Dominic Massetti

 

Jamie McGinley

 

Mary Couse

 

Matthew Ewer

 

Richard Berman

 

Eric Giler

 

Hal Gottfried

 

Matt Hargett

 

Tim Eaton

 

Caroline Landers

 

JP Bolles

 

Saurabh Jain

 

Devin Ozel

 

Robert A. Oklejas

 

Jeremy Kuempel

 

Jelena & Mickey Pesic

 

Paul Hulett

 

Sergio Cardoso

 

J Olejar

 

Carlos de la Lama-Noriega

 

Benjamin "Thumper" Lott

 

Joshua Santos

 

Brendan Morrissey

 

Micah Laaker

 

Robert Gable

 

Max Bogue

 

Paul Caballero

 

Bianca Woods

 

Mike Zivkovic

 

Keisha Wright

 

Lana Todorovich

 

Russell Hancock

 

James Finch III

 

Vesna Kordić

 

J. Peter Meng

 

Predrag Djokic (Lebane)

 

Will Erokan

 

Mark Fekete

 

 Kevin Barry

 

Amacker Bullwinkle

 

Patrick Wright Hickey

 

Tina Uzun

 

Gregoire de Mercey

 

Zorica Radakovic-Guzina

 

The Bilbija Family

 

Jeff Kazanow

 

Zoran Vila

 

Michael J White

 

Vlad Georgescu

 

Niv Dror

 

Diana J. Brodie

 

Meghan Prober

 

Andrew Madsen

 

Tim & Vera Watkins

 

Katy Manck (BooksYALove)

 

Daniel and Johanna Pack

 

Dushan Gasich

 

Douglas Fairbairn

 

Brandon M. Hanes, Esquire

 

Aaron Fyke

 

David Ton-Li Tsai, Jr.

 

Jackie Banda

 

Edmund I. Burgess

 

Scott Johnston

 

Rick Ritter

 

Prawda jest siÅ'a – Peter Bazyluk

 

Maria Cline

 

Nathan Paul Monfette

 

Ralph J. Terzich

 

Zoran Duma

 

Zachary T. Irwin

 

Andre Berg Bragason

 

Matt and Gretchen Tucker

 

Derek Prusak

 

Wood Family

 

Alex Cowan

 

Vinay Ramakanth and Geetha Shekar

 

Eric "Cornerman" Carver

 

Dirk Hanson

 

Lisa McPherson

 

Chris Saylor

 

Dr. Jon

 

Jason A. Hutchinson

 

Devin Ronge

 

Zack Tamble

 

Michael Van Biesbrouck

 

Floremin Mešić

 

Edmond Paul Cormier Jr.

 

Bryan Oley

 

Rajat Agarwal

 

Brian McLeod-Young

 

Justin Palmen

 

Alexander Nomura

 

Pamela Nomura

 

Brian Murphy

 

Terri Murphy

 

Cat Woneis

 

David J. Gatto

 

Colin Rogers

 

Kate Bryan

 

Michael Sellers

 

Chun Kai Phang

 

James Gillis

 

Jan Pool

 

Michael T. Rhoades

 

Zoran V. Ilic

 

Adnan Dado Kljuco

 

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Trevor Braden

 

T. Skelton

 

John Treacy

 

Joy Trujillo

 

Daniel L. Reese

 

A.I. Ruiz

 

Parker Thompson

 

Adrian J. George III

 

Stacey Jessiman

 

Raymond McNaughton

 

Adrienne Victor

 

Guillaume Narbonne

 

The Frost Family

 

Nathan Clevenger

 

Nikhil Raveendranathan

 

Jane Alcorn

 

Jonathan Kirst

 

Brian Bason

 

The Hokama Family

 

David Hoover

 

Zeb Feldman

 

Bill Kempthorne

 

Monica Bell

 

David Oroshnik

 

Charles

 

Milo Olavson

 

Joe R Frazier

 

Zoran Nikolin

 

Tom Coughlin

 

Justin Oberman

 

Rob Millis

 

Anika Filipovic

 

Hemanshu Narsana

 

Adnan Chatriwala

 

Adam Kramer

 

Edvard Major

 

Khaled Smadi

 

Team Indus

 

Daniel Cortes Ampuero

 

Mita Carriman

 

DeWitt Clinton

 

Devin

 

Luke Gotszling

 

Valentine

 

Bill Frischling

 

Vladica Stanisic

 

James Mc Pherson

 

Mila Vukojevic

 

Hope Karan Gerecht

 

Filip

 

Edvard Major

 

Kay Luo

 

Leo Chen

 

Pete Kastner

 

Peter Carlsson

 

Howard Lipman

 

Daniella Mandic

 

Dragisa Krsmanovic

 

Jovica Spasic

 

Aen, Frjin & Nuon

 

Milan Vrekic

 

Philip D Tucker

 

Jason A. Wolf

 

Erik de Vos

 

Robert Quattlebaum

 

Ajay Kalia

 

Matjaz Lipus

 

Andrew Houston, Chester UK

 

Tim Driedger

 

Frederick Billowes

 

Christopher R. Souser

 

Nicole Benson

 

Udnaan

 

Julie Guggemos

 

J&T Servinis

 

David W. Shaw

 

Daniel Ricciotti

 

Matthew I Finneran

 

Matthew P Hoying

 

Swapnil Jain

 

Jean-Paul Schmetz

 

Joel Pomales

 

Oren Salomon AKA Jew Chainz

 

David Signoff

 

Small Gang

 

Rasmus Jarl

 

Robert Gaal

 

Djordje Petrovic

 

Marko Cvetković

 

Daniel S.

 

Vitomir Jevremovic

 

Tom Haswell

 

Igor Salindrija

 

Rade Popovic

 

Andrej Fajgelj

 

Brad Kohlenberg

 

Francine Hardaway

 

Takeshi Young

 

Jeff DiMaio

 

Mascha van der Graaff

 

James Lynch III

 

Laurie Sefton

 

Kate Webber

 

M. Simbirsky

 

Danimir Ljepava

 

Akhil K. Anumolu

 

Walter Ludwig

 

Peter Tierney

 

The Bacons

 

Minya Livada

 

Kim Darling Soerensen

 

Daniel Chalef

 

Andreas Ch. Baumann

 

Michelle A Lee

 

Homans family - Susan, Bud, Zach

 

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Robert - Jennifer - Veronica

 

Susan R Grossman

 

Mikey NE6RD Pechner

 

Dylan Swain

 

Kamesh Rao

 

Cass Hennig

 

Sha Feng

 

Darko Mandic

 

Marjorie Apel

 

Andrew Radin

 

Jonathan Breslin

 

John Jovan Lukich

 

Mitch Mastroni

 

Harry Saal

 

Matthew Mellea

 

Brandon Schorsch

 

Gavin L. Thomas

 

Nina Fabiano

 

Angelika Blendstrup

 

Mike Thornton

 

Aaron Newcomb

 

Cristin L Boydstun

 

Albert Hartman

 

Andrey Goder

 

Adam Leeper

 

Misha Dynin

 

Tor E Hagemann

 

Doreen Merich

 

Steve Swarner

 

Dusan Jovanovic

 

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Julian E Gómez

 

Robert Burden

 

Ajith Peter

 

Susan Taylor

 

Nick Grossman

 

David Andrew Reed

 

Megan Wolf

 

Mason Rourman

 

Tlainen Tartarus

 

Mukund Menda

 

Tekelala

 

Jean Moore

 

Denise General-Booth

 

John & Jana Rokos

 

Harry, Sam & Julia Hirschman

 

Andy T Burke

 

A.Praveen Kumar (PraveenMax)

 

Simon Vanden Bussche

 

Mireia Gimenez

 

Kathy Ratcliffe (The Quantumologist)

 

Eugene Bos

 

Samir Rajic

 

Derek Farren

 

Vasiliy Aboymov

 

Professor Michael Pravica, Ph.D.

 

Ross Lerner

 

Zoran Belisce

 

Venus Celexus

 

Robin Wemmenlöv

 

Camilo Moreno

 

Federico Cavalieri

 

Jonathan García Carnicero

 

Petr Bela

 

Thomas M. Johnson

 

Gordana Obradovic

 

Julian E Gomez

 

Mustafa Bagdatli

 

Vladimir Tomic

 

D.M Egan

 

Elaine Bewsell

 

Devin Santos

 

Michael T. Halligan

 

Hannah Rankin

 

Bobbie Schafer

 

John Hills

 

Cathy Rhodes

 

Jennifer Churchill

 

Dipanshu

 

Annie Dunbar

 

Garret

 

Gaurav Gandhi

 

Miki Stojakovic

 

Chiara Calò

 

Tyler Wang

 

Avi Yashchin

 

Paul Geoffrey Steffens

 

Joel Dietz

 

Aaron Cohen

 

Christian Brucculeri

 

Henrik de Gyor

 

Roberto A. Colon Quinones

 

Matt Parker

 

Miloš Spasojević

 

Aleksej B. Vojanov

 

Manuel Schaeffer

 

Lyrania

 

Ryan Deliel Christensen

 

Milos Spasojevi

 

Gregory J Schmidt

 

Gustavo Goldenberg

 

Thomas Klemm

 

Ante Zoraja

 

Max Horstmann

 

Roland Ligtenberg

 

Ussal Sahbaz

 

David "Yoda" Odie

 

Tomas Virgl

 

Wei Jie Cheng !SHShenhua!

 

Jensen Kile

 

Ben White

 

Robin Lange

 

Anthony Holmes Staten

 

Andrey Bogoyavlenskiy

 

Jeff Siegel

 

Luka Paunović

 

Karl Tryggvason

 

John Saroff

 

Jennifer Geraghty Burner

 

Frank Swehosky

 

Bill Dubi

 

Ørjan Handegård

 

Cedric Meury

 

Mihailo Karamarkovic

 

Lisa L. Kirchne

 

Dave Brankin

 

Aria Allum

 

Daniel Ray

 

Elaine

 

Roy Hurst

 

Bethany Sumner

 

Omar Hakim

 

Jordan Skole

 

Eliana Sur

 

Igor Soldat Beograd

 

Ariel Bravy

 

Ron Reiter

 

Will Reese

 

Paul Tannenbaum

 

Christofer Garner

 

Joseph Very Armstrong

 

Stephen Boot

 

Mark Bellamy

 

Gus Fune

 

Corey Tucker

 

Dirk Haupt

 

John Prikkel

 

James Hyongsup Kim

 

Ing. Jorge Javier Alarcón Cadena

 

MJ Logue

 

Heather Kennedy

 

A Vragovic

 

Meghan Jenks

 

John "Wilki" Wilkinson

 

Alyssa Garver

 

The Lackey Sisters

 

Justin Spangaro

 

Astra Plumarum

 

Alastair Dawkins

 

Paul Lantow

 

David Torcivia

 

Kyle Prohaska

 

Doug Hill

 

Milan Glendza Petrovic Njegos

 

Stephen King III

 

SPINNAFACE

 

Nikola Krzalic

 

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Salomon Konig

 

Sébastien Flury

 

Serg S Rezanov

 

Scott A. McKay

 

451 Degrees  - Pat Giblin

 

Kevin Scully

 

Katina Z. Jones

 

Paul Edmondson

 

Johnathan Browning

 

Kim obKimmer Sannes

 

Carson Loveridge

 

 Sir Pugglesworth Lovebottom III

 

Jason L

 

Darren Fix

 

Andee Franklin

 

Peter Moore

 

Virginia Brown

 

James Miller

 

Aubrey Erickson

 

Kit Jose

 

Jason J. Jones

 

Michael Burke Jr.

 

Dave Russell

 

Matthew NM Gulliver

 

Corey Davies

 

John Crozier

 

Sven Piper

 

David J. Namdar

 

Demian Walendorff

 

Francois Mathieu

 

Clifford "Cliff's Notes

 

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Bret & Tina Prichard

 

Brian LaShomb

 

Jesse Taggart

 

Zakharov Sawyer

 

Michael Borromeo

 

Wojciech Romaszkan

 

 Kyle Joswiak

 

Ben Johnson

 

Peter Jihoon Kim

 

Eric Hegberg

 

Dustin Walton

 

Kaspar Wong

 

Michael Shane Thaller

 

Russell Auer

 

Jordan Michael Lockhart

 

Ray "BadServo" Taylor III

 

Rodrigo Valades

 

Timo Lessmoellmann

 

Titus Fogg

 

Christopher Safarik

 

Riccardo "Hammer" Nauti

 

Nicolas Allgaeuer

 

Ralf Achenbach

 

Arun Jaladi

 

Kalle Stauffer

 

Daniel Plummer

 

Cameo Wood

 

Jeremy Au Hon Fai

 

Peyton Alford Mandzic

 

Alexandra Hebda

 

Alexandra T. Greenhill