CoolTech Club with Steve Jurvetson - Emerging Technology Markets: From Green IT to Energy and Nanotech

WHEN

Thursday, September 9,2010 5:30pm in Palo Alto

WHAT

Please join us for the next CoolTechClub event with legendary Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson - an innovator who is focused on the idea of clean tech investing.  We are honored to have Steve give a keynote address on Emerging Technology Markets: From Green IT to Energy and Nanotech followed by the Q&A session.

"If you want to know where nanotech investing is headed, look no further than Jurvetson. His voice has carried through industry conferences, television appearances and university labs. And he's not just talk: he was one of the first non-corporate investors to invest in the sector... With a wide net and a sea of followers, Jurvetson's evangelic drive into nanotech is risky for both him and DFJ... If he's right and nanotech will fuel the next wave of innovation, he may be crowned the patron saint of tiny technology." - VC Journal Cover Story, 02/02

"There aren't many investors as sharp, quick or multi-disciplinary as Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson." - Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report, February 2009

WHO

Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a leading venture capital firm with affiliate offices around the world.  He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail (MSFT), Interwoven (IWOV), and Kana (KANA). He also led the firm's investments in Tradex and Cyras, acquired for $8 billion. Current Board positions include Synthetic Genomics, SpaceX, NeoPhotonics, Tesla Motors, and Wowd. Previously, Steve was an R&D Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, where seven of his communications chip designs were fabricated. His prior technical experience also includes programming, materials science research (TEM atomic imaging of GaAs), and computer design at HP's PC Division, the Center for Materials Research, and Mostek. He has also worked in product marketing at Apple and NeXT Software. As a Consultant with Bain & Company, Steve developed executive marketing, sales, engineering and business strategies for a wide range of companies in the software, networking and semiconductor industries.  At Stanford University, he finished his BSEE in 2.5 years and graduated #1 in his class, as the Henry Ford Scholar.  Steve also holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He received his MBA from the Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.  He also serves on the Advisory Boards of SRI International, STVP, and the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund and is Co-Chair of the NanoBusiness Alliance.  He was honored as "The Valley's Sharpest VC" on the cover of Business 2.0 and chosen by the SF Chronicle and SF Examiner as one of "the ten people expected to have the greatest impact on the Bay Area in the early part of the 21st Century."  He was profiled in the New York Times Magazine and featured on the covers of Worth, Red Herring, and Fortune magazines.  Steve was chosen by Forbes as one of "Tech's Best Venture Investors", by the VC Journal as one of the "Ten Most Influential VCs", and by Fortune as part of their "Brain Trust of Top Ten Minds."   In 2005, Steve was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a Distinguished Alumnus by St. Mark's, where he was the 2010 Commencement Speaker.

WHERE

Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosnthal LLP
1530 Page Mill Rd
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304

 

REGISTRATION

http://www.meetup.com/CoolTechClub-SV/calendar/14638770/

Event starts at 5:30pm !!

COST

Online registration - $10
"At the door" - $20 if space allows (unlikely)

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