Founding Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
Professor of Innovation at The University of Texas at Austin
Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
VP of Research and Special Initiatives, Google
Breakthrough ideas are catalysts of innovation and progress. But in the world of technology and business, seemingly great ideas are a dime a dozen. What really counts is forethought, execution, and results. So what makes for a true breakthrough idea, and how do you know one when you see one? How can entrepreneurs, researchers, and business leaders—in areas as diverse as software, mobile, entertainment, biotech, and energy—make their big ideas more marketable and scalable, and really change the world?
Join us for a special half-day Xconomy Forum that will tackle these questions and more—and celebrate some of the most promising big ideas and startups in Seattle and beyond. The forum will feature a penetrating discussion of what makes breakthrough ideas successful, by two of the Seattle area’s top innovation leaders and thinkers: Nathan Myhrvold, co-founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures, and Leroy Hood, co-founder and president of the Institute for Systems Biology.
They will be joined by leading experts from Seattle’s mobile, gaming, healthcare, and imaging clusters, as well as national speakers on robotics and energy, for deeper dives into specific game-changing ideas. It’s a must-see for anyone interested in the world’s biggest ideas and how they will impact the future of innovation.
Nick Hanauer, Co-founder, Second Avenue Partners
Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology
Nathan Myhrvold, CEO, Intellectual Ventures
Featured Speakers include:
David Bluhm, CEO, Z2Live
Bill Bryant, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Christina Lomasney, CEO, Modumetal
Mick Mountz, CEO, Kiva Systems
Steve Seitz, Professor of Computer Science, UW
Dan Weld, Professor of Computer Science, UW; Venture Partner, Madrona Venture Group
Norm Wu, CEO, Qliance
Registration: 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Early Bird Registration (until March 2): $95
Regular Registration: $150
At the Door: $175
Student Registration (limited number): $35
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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