UNC-Chapel Hill Entrepreneur in Residence Buck Goldstein to speak about Engines of Innovation

Buck Goldstein, entrepreneur-in-residence with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will share his ideas about how universities can be catalysts for change as a featured speaker at Wake Forest Biotech Place in April.

A successful entrepreneur, Goldstein is the co-author of Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century with Holden Thorp, chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill.

The acclaimed book explores the critical role that American research universities play in global innovation, having the financial and intellectual resources to influence and change worldwide problems such as disease, poverty and climate change.

Goldstein will share insights from Engines of Innovation and highlight the role of universities in creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in today’s economy.

Learn more about Engines of Innovation.

Event Details

We invite you to join us for this event. Meet Buck Goldstein and learn about how our universities are shaping the future of innovation.

When: Tuesday, April 9 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Where: Wake Forest Biotech Place, 575 N. Patterson Ave., Suite 550, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Parking is free. To RSVP or learn more, go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xlb6bgfab&oeidk=a07e74pl9ns640b1ca5

This event is the first in a monthly seminar series hosted by Wake Forest Innovations. Topics will focus on technology discovery, innovation delivery, licensing and commercialization strategies, and startup incubation, among others. Learn more about upcoming events.

About Buck Goldstein

An educator and entrepreneur, Goldstein is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill in addition to his role there as entrepreneur-in-residence. He helped create the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project that encourages entrepreneurship education across all campus curriculum.

He is the co-founder of Information America, an online information and database business that evolved from start-up through venture financing to a public company before being acquired by the Thomson Corporation. He then became a partner in Mellon Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mellon Bank, and served on the boards of several early stage information companies.

Goldstein has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Information Industry Association. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina and an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law.