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Bill Gross
Idealab
http://www.idealab.com

Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Bill founded Idealab to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the Internet. A lifelong entrepreneur, Bill started several companies prior to Idealab. In high school, he founded Solar Devices, a firm that sold plans and kits for solar energy products. In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. After graduating from college, Bill and his brother Larry started GNP Development, Inc., which made a natural language product for Lotus 1-2-3 called HAL. In 1985, Lotus Development Corporation acquired GNP and Bill became a software entrepreneur at Lotus Development. In 1991, Bill started Knowledge Adventure, an educational software publisher that grew to be the third largest educational software publisher in the world and was eventually sold to Cendant Software and is now a division of Havas Interactive, which is owned by Vivendi. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology. Bill received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
  Bill Gross

Sponsors.

Akamai
Socialtext
PubSub
Zvents
NewsGator
Morfik
Ask Jeeves Inc.
Wink
BunchBall
Orb
Zimbra
RealTravel
Sxip Networks
MSN Search
Allpeers
Flock
Google
Joyent, Inc.
KnowNow
Yahoo!
Rollyo
AT&T - The world's networking  company
Outcast
Laszlo Systems
Fenwick & West LLP


Media Sponsors

NYTimes.com
Open Source Technology Group (OSTG)
Fast Company
boing boing
Online Publishers Association
I Want Media
Topix
Feedster
BlogHer


Spnsor Opportunities

Web 2.0 Sponsor Opportunities--Reach business leaders and technology influencers at the Web 2.0 conference. Call Amber Rattu at 415-905-2647, email or click here for more info.

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