Paul Jozefak

I'm a tech guy by day, gym rat by night. My career has been completely non-linear, so much so, that I actually can't remember what I wanted to be when I grew up. Somewhere along the way I wanted to be a veterinarian. I also studied genetics for a while but that didn't quite work out......for the good of humanity! I've now been doing the VC thing for 10+ years in the hopes of figuring out if I'm good at it.

I live in Germany, was born in Slovakia and grew up in the US. I usually say NY when talking to Europeans but in reality it was NJ, right across the GW bridge.

Time of Presentation: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 16.00-16.30, Track: "Innovation + Startups + VCs"

Topic of Presentation: Disrupting Innovation: How Not To Innovate

Abstract of Presentation: The focus is to give a little bit of background on why we chose the model we use at Liquid Labs verses being a venture capital fund or an incubator. Further, the goal is to address where innovation in the start-up world is happening and where it isn't. Hopefully, I can be a little provocative and give some examples where both venture capital and incubators are actually hindering innovation as opposed to furthering it.

Time of Presentation: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 17.30-18.00, Track: "Innovation + Startups + VCs"

Topic of Presentation: Startup's culture

Abstract of Presentation: TBD