Angus Moloney, 22
How it all began...
Angus was spontaneous and always in motion.
Angus’s MO was climbing rocks and trees, jumping on his trampoline, doing gymnastics flips, parkour, spring board and platform diving, or walking on his slack line.
Angus’s mind was as agile as his body. His physical prowess reflected his supple and nimble mind—always leaping and diving towards big ideas. Only 22 years old, he was well on his way to making substantive contributions to environmental and social justice issues. Opening his own internet business in 2014, Angus was in the process of building a web presence that promoted emerging entrepreneurs in the areas of sustainability, mental and physical health, and learning.
Among others, startups he supported included a massage therapy practice, a job assistance center to help US veterans, and an experiential learning program.
In contrast to Angus’s physical perpetual motion, he had a profoundly calm and centered spirit, connected to his purpose. He was determined to change the world, to make it a better place, and to energize people with fresh and positive ideas.
Angus was insatiably curious and passionate about making and eating vegan food, physical health and mind-body connections, energy fields and quantum physics, renewable and free energy sources, the human brain, and consciousness.
Angus could see the goodness in all around him. His infectious smile brightened every room and lifted the spirits of all those he met. It is hard to imagine a happier, more sincere, loving, eager, and optimistic young man. Many have learned from him and been impacted greatly by his bright and shining life.
Angus Britton Emmett Moloney was born on Friday, August 13th, 1993, in Salida, Colorado. His love of nature and his creative work-around approach to life were built on life with his family in Colorado, living in the mountains above 10,000 feet, where he could look up at the night sky and see the Milky Way.
Angus passed away on Saturday, September 26th, 2015, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall when hiking in Gregory Canyon in Boulder, Colorado.
Though he was an avid rock climber, his death was not the result of a radical free solo attempt, equipment failure, or falling rock but rather a missed foot placement while scrambling a few feet from the beaten Saddle Rock Trail.
In honor of his bright and beautiful spirit, Angus’s parents (Jean and Jim) and his girlfriend (Camille) began the Stardust-Startup Factory, a 501(c)(3) to maintain and grow his contribution to the world.
a man of many characteristics
a man of many places
- High country of Colorado (Fairplay 1993-1998)
- Upstate New York (Oneonta, 1999-2004)
- Eastern North Carolina (Greenville 2004-2009)
- D.C. Area (Arlington, then Falls Church, VA, 2009-2014)
- Montreal, Canada (2014-2015)
Angus Britton Emmett Moloney
a man of many passions
- Springboard and platform diving
- Climbing (rocks, trees, walls, just about anything), parkour
- Music - drumming and piano
- Woodworking, welding, engraving, painting, beading, tailoring, knitting, and ceramic art
- Making and enjoying vegan food
- Exploring quantum physics (experimental and theoretical) and the unified field
- Exploring renewable and free energy sources
- Exploring the human brain and consciousness
Won the spring 2009 Stock Market Game at Rose High School, Greenville, NC investing in Campbell’s Soup and Condoms (two staples that he determined would be guaranteed to maintain their value).
Started his own businesses, ABEM Digital Creations (web-design and consulting) and BoostShark (SEO and AdWords) in 2014.