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Xconomy Forum: What’s Your Breakthrough Idea?

Monday, March 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

Xconomy Forum: What’s Your Breakthrough Idea?

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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.

Keynote Speakers:
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 (mobile social gaming)
Bill Bryant, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (brave new world startups)
Christina Lomasney, CEO, Modumetal (nanomaterials for safety and energy efficiency)
Mick Mountz
, CEO, Kiva Systems (logistical robots)
Steve Seitz
, Professor of Computer Science, UW (3-D virtual worlds)
Dan Weld
, Professor of Computer Science, UW; Venture Partner, Madrona Venture Group (advances in semantic search)
Norm Wu
, CEO, Qliance (healthcare without insurance companies)

Registration: 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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U WA Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Washington
Department of Computer Science and Engineering



Cooley Godward Kronish LLP           Institute for Systems Biology                Intellectual Ventures



Technology Alliance                         WTIA



Alexandria Real Estate Equities
· Contegix · Cooley Godward Kronish · Davis Wright Tremaine · Fenwick & West
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security · Wells Fargo Insurance Services


Alliance of Angels
· Northwest Entrepreneur Network · Technology Alliance
Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
· Washington Technology Industry Association


ARCH Venture Partners · Vulcan Capital

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When & Where

University of Washington
Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, Microsoft Atrium
185 Stevens Way East
Seattle, 98105

Monday, March 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

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