How do we transform our existing system into one that fosters sustainable economic growth? Entrepreneurship concentrating on scientific collaborations and innovations is the ticket, says Paul Kedrosky of the Kauffman Foundation in this university podcast. He argues that highly trained engineers, physicists and other professionals who have been sucked up by Wall Street need to return to their own domains and work more entrepreneurially. The way to more innovation and connectivity, he argues, is to let more ideas “collide” to create more impact. Kedrosky spoke at the USRio+2.0 Conference, hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Paul Kedrosky advises the Kauffman Foundation as a senior fellow. In this capacity, he uses his experience as a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and academic to explore new programming opportunities for Kauffman in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, and capital markets. Most recently, Kedrosky has been the executive director of the William J. von Liebig Center in San Diego, California, which catalyzes the commercialization of technologies from the University of California, San Diego. He has published more than 300 articles in academic and non-academic publications.