July 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California

Speaker

Burton Lee

Based in Silicon Valley, Dr. Burton Lee serves as Managing Director of Innovarium Ventures, a financial, technical and strategic senior advisory services firm with tech startup, angel investor, venture capital fund, university, corporate, industry cluster, and national | regional government clients in Europe, Latin America and the USA. He concurrently lectures and conducts research on European Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Stanford School of Engineering, out of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Burton is a startup Mentor at SeedCamp (London), Innovation Center Denmark - Silicon Valley, and Startup Wise Guys (Estonia); serves as a member of the Advisory Board of GrowVC, a leading equity crowdfunding platform; sits as an SBIR reviewer for the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health in Washington DC; and has been invited to be an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission’s FP7 Space Programme. He is a co-founder of Space Angels Network, and has also been recognized for his critical role in conceiving and securing initial funding for Spaceport America (then known as the Southwest Regional Spaceport) during 1990-92. Dr. Lee’s professional history includes strategy and research positions at General Electric, Hewlett Packard and Daimler in Germany, along with occasional advisory roles at NASA. During 2009-2010, Burton served as the sole non-Irish member of Ireland’s national Innovation Taskforce, appointed by Prime Minister Brian Cowen. As a recognized expert on European and Silicon Valley innovation ecosystems, he brings unconventional approaches to the development and assessment of regional innovation clusters, and national innovation policy and economics. Dr. Lee holds a PhD in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Cornell.
Burton Lee
Managing Director, Innovarium Ventures