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Victor W. Hwang

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VP of Entrepreneurship at Kauffman Foundation; Co-author of "The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley"

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 Victor W. Hwang Biography

Victor W. Hwang is the Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation. Previously, he was CEO and managing director of T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley venture firm that he also co-founded. The firm builds startup companies and the ecosystems that grow them. T2VC mentors and invests in innovative companies with breakthrough technologies. But unlike any other firm of its kind, T2VC also leverages the practical know-how of company-building to design innovation ecosystems around the world. This expertise includes capital formation, innovation policy, and entrepreneurial development for partners such as the World Bank, USAID, and numerous governments and corporations.

Victor was executive director of the Global Innovation Summit, a conference on building innovation ecosystems that attracts delegates from nearly 50 countries. Victor was president of Larta Institute, a leading organization commercializing technology from key government agencies, such as the national Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Victor co-founded Liquidity Corporation, a water purification company backed by leading executives and investors. He was chief strategy officer of Veatros, a video search company, where he led the company's acquisition by DivX. He is the Chief Strategy Officer of Blue Planet Strategies, a startup that increases copper mining production. Victor is a Kauffman Fellow, a network of leaders in the venture capital industry. He advises the World Bank on innovation and venture capital formation in emerging markets. He has mentored hundreds of startup companies over the years.

Victor is primary co-author of the book "The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley," which explains how society can foster innovative economies. The book has been praised as "an insightful, forward-thinking assessment of what makes Silicon Valley tick" and "a detailed analysis of the power of environment on startup success." Victor is author of the follow-up book, "The Rainforest Blueprint: How to Design Your Own Silicon Valley," a short, full-color, lively do-it-yourself guide to catalyze innovation in any company, organization or region. Victor is also a contributing columnist to Forbes magazine, where he authors the blog Riffs From the Rainforest. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur.

Previously, Victor was a corporate attorney in technology matters with Irell & Manella and the international firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt. Victor practiced in a variety of legal areas, including negotiating venture capital investments, public and private equity and debt, and multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions. Victor has also counseled on a range of new technology issues, including software development, telecommunications, multimedia, intellectual property and the Internet.

Victor graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. with Honors, studying government plus additional studies in computer science, computer architecture and operating systems design. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Chicago with a J.D. He was appointed as a law clerk in the General Counsel's office of the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1997 and served in national politics from 1995 to 1997.

Victor serves on the International Science and Commercialization Board of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Victor was appointed to the California Blue Ribbon Task Force on nanotechnology. Victor was awarded a Marshall memorial Fellowship, a program for emerging trans-Atlantic leaders. Victor has reviewed grant investments in startups for the National Science Foundation and the State of California. He has testified on technology policy for both the California Senate and Assembly. His opinions have been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He served on the Steering Committee of the International Banking and Finance Committee of the American Bar Association. He is the co-author of "Selected Developments in Federal Securities Law and California Corporate Law," Business Law Section of the State Bar of California; Hollywood Unstrung (Entertainment in a Wireless Age); Sand Dollar Report (An Analysis of Venture Investing); and numerous other publications.

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The Rainforest Blueprint: How to Design Your Own Silicon Valley | Unleash an Ecosystem of Innovation in Your Company, Organization, or Hometown

The Rainforest Blueprint: How to Design Your Own Silicon Valley | Unleash an Ecosystem of Innovation in Your Company, Organization, or Hometown

The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley

The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley

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  • Innovation ecosystems

  • Capital ecosystems

  • Global development

  • Culture and innovation

  • Silicon Valley and social trust

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Victor W. Hwang

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VP of Entrepreneurship at Kauffman Foundation; Co-author of "The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley"

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Victor W. Hwang Biography

Victor W. Hwang is the Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation. Previously, he was CEO and managing director of T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley venture firm that he also co-founded. The firm builds startup companies and the ecosystems that grow them. T2VC mentors and invests in innovative companies with breakthrough technologies. But unlike any other firm of its kind, T2VC also leverages the practical know-how of company-building to design innovation ecosystems around the world. This expertise includes capital formation, innovation policy, and entrepreneurial development for partners such as the World Bank, USAID, and numerous governments and corporations.

Victor was executive director of the Global Innovation Summit, a conference on building innovation ecosystems that attracts delegates from nearly 50 countries. Victor was president of Larta Institute, a leading organization commercializing technology from key government agencies, such as the national Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Victor co-founded Liquidity Corporation, a water purification company backed by leading executives and investors. He was chief strategy officer of Veatros, a video search company, where he led the company's acquisition by DivX. He is the Chief Strategy Officer of Blue Planet Strategies, a startup that increases copper mining production. Victor is a Kauffman Fellow, a network of leaders in the venture capital industry. He advises the World Bank on innovation and venture capital formation in emerging markets. He has mentored hundreds of startup companies over the years.

Victor is primary co-author of the book "The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley," which explains how society can foster innovative economies. The book has been praised as "an insightful, forward-thinking assessment of what makes Silicon Valley tick" and "a detailed analysis of the power of environment on startup success." Victor is author of the follow-up book, "The Rainforest Blueprint: How to Design Your Own Silicon Valley," a short, full-color, lively do-it-yourself guide to catalyze innovation in any company, organization or region. Victor is also a contributing columnist to Forbes magazine, where he authors the blog Riffs From the Rainforest. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur.

Previously, Victor was a corporate attorney in technology matters with Irell & Manella and the international firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt. Victor practiced in a variety of legal areas, including negotiating venture capital investments, public and private equity and debt, and multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions. Victor has also counseled on a range of new technology issues, including software development, telecommunications, multimedia, intellectual property and the Internet.

Victor graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. with Honors, studying government plus additional studies in computer science, computer architecture and operating systems design. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Chicago with a J.D. He was appointed as a law clerk in the General Counsel's office of the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1997 and served in national politics from 1995 to 1997.

Victor serves on the International Science and Commercialization Board of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Victor was appointed to the California Blue Ribbon Task Force on nanotechnology. Victor was awarded a Marshall memorial Fellowship, a program for emerging trans-Atlantic leaders. Victor has reviewed grant investments in startups for the National Science Foundation and the State of California. He has testified on technology policy for both the California Senate and Assembly. His opinions have been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He served on the Steering Committee of the International Banking and Finance Committee of the American Bar Association. He is the co-author of "Selected Developments in Federal Securities Law and California Corporate Law," Business Law Section of the State Bar of California; Hollywood Unstrung (Entertainment in a Wireless Age); Sand Dollar Report (An Analysis of Venture Investing); and numerous other publications.

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    Victor W. Hwang is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. Two years ago, he moved from Silicon Valley to Kansas City to join the Kauffman ...

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Victor W. Hwang Speaking Topics

  • Innovation ecosystems

  • Capital ecosystems

  • Global development

  • Culture and innovation

  • Silicon Valley and social trust

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  • How to book Victor W. Hwang?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Victor W. Hwang for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Victor W. Hwang, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Victor W. Hwang or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Victor W. Hwang?

    Booking fees for Victor W. Hwang, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Victor W. Hwang, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Victor W. Hwang?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Victor W. Hwang for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Victor W. Hwang for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Victor W. Hwang or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Victor W. Hwang or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • ESHIP Summit 2018 Firestarter: Victor Hwang
    How to Really Make America Great Again | Victor Hwang ...
    Victor W. Hwang is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. Two years ago, he moved from Silicon Valley to Kansas City to join the Kauffman ...

Victor W. Hwang Speaking Topics

  • Innovation ecosystems

  • Capital ecosystems

  • Global development

  • Culture and innovation

  • Silicon Valley and social trust

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