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Entrepreneurship Prize Contest for McGill CS Students is awarding four annual $2000-value prizes for the best entrepreneurial business plans to students in the School of Computer Science and the Desautels Faculty of Management.

To find out more, attend the Nov. 3rd computer science colloquium.

2006/11/03, MC13, 15:30 - 16:30

Introduction to Technology Startups

Stephen Hsu, University of Oregon


Twenty years ago applied research and development was concentrated at corporate labs like Bell, IBM, Xerox PARC, etc. Today, innovation is more likely to be found at small, venture capital backed companies founded by creative risk takers. The odds have never been greater that you, a scientist or engineer, might someday work at (or found!) a startup company. This talk is an introduction to this important and dynamic part of our economy, from the perspective of a professor and serial entrepreneur.

Biography of Speaker

Dr. Stephen D. H. Hsu is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Oregon. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 1986. He was a Harvard Junior Fellow and assistant professor at Yale University before moving to Oregon in 1998. He is a co-founder of SafeWeb, which was acquired by Symantec on October 15, 2003. In 2005 Stephen, along with SafeWeb co-founder James Hormuzdiar, co-founded Robotgenius, an Oakland based security software company