I’m thrilled to announce that the closing keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be legendary entrepreneur, investor and mentor Vinod Khosla.
A SUN Microsystems co-founder, Mr. Khosla served as the company’s first chief executive officer and chairman and pioneered open systems and commercial reduced instruction set computing processors. In 2004, he formed his own venture capital firm, Khosla Ventures, which focuses on venture investments in various technology sectors, most notably clean technology. He currently sits on the boards of directors for both Jawbone and Square and invests in several early-stage mobile startups, including Cinemagr.am, Ginger.io, and Instacart.
One of Mr. Khosla’s greatest passions is being a mentor to entrepreneurs, assisting entrepreneurs and helping them build technology based businesses. Mr. Khosla is driven by the desire to make positive impact through scaling alternative energy, achieving petroleum independence, and promoting a pragmatic approach to the environment. He is also passionate about Social Entrepreneurship. He 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.