Elon Gasper founded pioneering animation and speech software company Bright Star Technology in the 1980s. With Corum's assistance he closed venture funding, expanded and then sold Bright Star to a public company in the early 90s. He holds 9 patents for his software innovations and was a finalist for the Fleugelman, the only personal achievement award given by the Software Publishers Association. He has also won a Traditional Game of the Year, a Best Practices for Product Innovation, a COMDEX Envision and a Codie, the retail software 'Oscar'.
After Bright Star, Elon went on to drive development, business and marketing strategies in a variety of companies and roles, including Chief Technologist in entertainment giant Vivendi Universal's Sierra Online division; Senior VP at VizX Labs, a pioneering SaaS business delivering DNA analysis tools to scientists; and participant in a number of other start-ups, notably in the medical device, geoweb and telecommunications spaces.