Vinod Khosla: Ageism, women entrepreneurs & failure

Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures spoke @FailCon in October.   Cathy Brooks moderated the session.  Many thanks to Cathy for responding to my raised eyebrows & distress from the audience, to allow me to refute what Vinod was saying !

Vinod Khosla is an entrepreneur, investor, failure expert and technology fan. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments. Mr. Khosla has a few decades of first hand failure experience across several sectors as a founder, incubator, investor, and advisor: from his first soy milk startup in the 70’s to several high profile venture investments throughout the 90’s and 2000’s. Mr. Khosla was also a co-founder of Daisy systems and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. One of Mr. Khosla’s greatest passions is being a mentor to entrepreneurs, assisting entrepreneurs and helping them build technology based businesses. He is also passionate about Social Entrepreneurship. Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from IIT, New Delhi, a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Drew Houston Dropbox #TIECon

Drew Houston was a Keynote speaker @TIE Conference 2011 Drew is the Founder & CEO of Dropbox. Drew graduated from MIT and wrote the first lines of code for Dropbox while at a train station in Boston. These days he’s usually out and about running Dropbox’s business affairs, but he still contributes a lot to Dropbox’s client software. In the little free time he has, Drew can be found jamming on his guitar. You can find Drew on Twitter @drewhouston

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