A Conversation with Entrepreneur and Energy Visionary
Vinod Khosla (E'78)
Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to host CMU alumnus and former university trustee Vinod Khosla as a guest of The Innovators Forum, an exciting series connecting the world's top innovative minds with the university community.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Discussion and Q&A with Vinod Khosla
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
CMU alumnus and former university trustee Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments.
An entrepreneur, investor, and technology fan, Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy Systems and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors.
One of Khosla's greatest passions is being a mentor to entrepreneurs, assisting entrepreneurs and helping them build technology based on business.
As an energy visionary, he is also driven by the desire to make a positive impact through scaling alternative energy, achieving petroleum independence, and promoting a pragmatic approach to the environment. He is also passionate about Social Entrepreneurship.
Khosla 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.
About The Innovators Forum
An exciting new series connecting the world's top innovative minds with the university community, The Innovators Forum has included talks by inventor and alumnus Jonathan Rothberg, thought-leader and author Don Tapscott and Chairman & CEO of Legendary Entertainment Thomas Tull.