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TEDxAshokaU 2011 - Buck Goldstein and Holden Thorp

Buck Goldstein is the University Entrepreneur in Residence and a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics and Holden Thorp is the Chancellor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They gave this talk at TEDxAshokaU: Universities Driving Global Change at Duke University on February 25, 2011. Learn more at www.tedxashokau.com.Buck Goldstein has been involved in entrepreneurship most of his professional life. After six years as a practicing attorney, in 1982 he co-founded Information America, an online information company that developed hundreds of products from databases of public records collected and compiled from courthouses throughout the United States. Over the next sixteen years he led the company from start-up through several stages of venture capital financing to an initial public offering. In the spring of 2004, Goldstein was appointed University Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Subsequently he was named Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics.At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Holden Thorp has been an undergraduate student, a chemistry professor, a planetarium director, an inventor and entrepreneur, as well as a dean. He graduated with honors, won teaching awards, led a powerhouse chemistry department, developed technology for electronic DNA chips, founded spin-off companies, and succeeded as an administrator. Now, as the 10th chancellor, Thorp draws from all of those experiences in leading Carolina. Thorp is an inaugural member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and serves on a new U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative for the Council on Competitiveness. He has published 130 scholarly articles on the electronic properties of DNA and RNA. He invented technology for electronic DNA chips that led to 19 issued or pending U.S. patents. He also co-authored a new book, "Engines of Innovation -- The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century," which makes the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change.What is TEDx?In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.More information is at http://www.ted.com and http://www.ted.com/tedxThis video was shot by Duke University staff, edited by Laurel Gwizdak
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