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Dick Costolo

Dick Costolo

Dick has a dual life as performer and entrepreneur. He performed with Chicago's Annoyance Theatre Forever, started three companies and did one season of a TV show in the UK. He founded Feedburner in 2003 and is the proud father of two.

John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow is a poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He is co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and currently serves as vice-chairman of the EFF's board of directors. He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Kala Maxym

German-born mezzo-soprano Kala Maxym is a free-lance opera singer living in New York City. She has appeared with Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Santa Barbara, Aspen Opera Theater Center, the New York Opera Forum, and The Boston Conservatory Opera. Kala received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University, and after graduation worked as a Senior Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice. She also holds a Masterís degree from The Boston Conservatory. Kala was born in Germany, and has lived throughout Europe, the U.S., and Latin America.

Helen Greiner

Helen Greiner

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With 2 engineering degrees from MIT, and after a thesis on innovative robotic grasping and a stint at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Helen Co-Founded iRobot when she was 23. iRobotís PackBot robot is deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to perform reconnaissance and bomb disposal work. iRobotís Roomba robotic vacuum is the worldís most popular consumer robot.

Daniel Gluck

Daniel Gluck

Daniel Gluck is the Executive Director of The Museum of Sex (MoSex), a major cultural institution devoted to the history and continuing evolution of human sexuality. During his career, he has been a COO, marketing director, and consultant, and won the Benjamin Franklin Technology Award. Daniel plans to open MoSex museums in Los Vegas and Toronto.

Ron Dembo

Ron Dembo

Dr. Ron Dembo is the founder & CEO of 0footprint, an open source organization creating a marketplace built around a common ground for people worldwide to engage in sustainable commerce. Ron was also founder, President & CEO of Algorithmics Inc., the world's leading Enterprise Financial Risk Software Company. Prior to that, Ron was a professor of Computer Science and Operations Research at Yale University.

David Andre

David Andre

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Designer, inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur, David presently directs the research group at BodyMedia that is gathering, analyzing, and mining the largest physiological dataset that's ever existed. David's web address is www.davidandre.com.

Astro Teller

Astro Teller

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Dr. Astro Teller is currently co-founder and Chairman of BodyMedia, Inc. and Zivio Technologies. From 1999 to 2007, Astro was also CEO of BodyMedia, Inc. Prior to BodyMedia, Astro was co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Sandbox Advanced Development. Astro holds a BS in computer science and a MS in symbolic and heuristic computation, both from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Hertz fellowship. Astro's work in science, literature, art, and business has appeared in international media from the New York Times to CNN to NPR's "All Things Considered." Astro's first novel, "exegesis" was published by Random House in 1997 and his second book will be out in time for Christmas this year.

Ivo Stivoric

Ivo Stivoric

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John (Ivo) Stivoric is a designer, inventor, entrepreneur, technologist....Privileged... How cool is that?...that I get to live such an opportunity, sharing love (for life) with family - exploring within teams of collaborators that are all amazing citizens as well as passionate + playful doers.

Mathias Kunzli

Mathias Kunzli

As a drummer and percussionist Mathias Kunzli has performed or recorded with everyone from Lauryn Hill to Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. In 1995, he won two scholarships from Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved overseas. He graduated in December 1998 and has made New York his home ever since.

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One weekend a year, some of the world’s brightest young inventors, artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs join together to stretch their minds and share big ideas. There is no pomp, and no pretense. Just incredibly accomplished, passionate people, talking earnestly about their passions. Every year, it is a weekend that changes lives.

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