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Greg Horowitt

UC San Diego
Director of Innovation
Greg Horowitt is a serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and innovation systems architect.   He is currently a partner at Kai Capital and a founding partner in their innovation incubator, Kai Labs, as well as a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows.  He is the Director of Innovation at the University of California, San Diego, and also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University.   He has spent 25+ years working in startups, venture capital, and is one of the pioneers in the field of innovation ecosystems.  He is the co-author of the bestselling book, The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley and is a trusted advisor to such notable organizations as the US State Department, Aspen Institute, University of California, World Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank, in addition to his role as a Senior Fellow with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils.   Mr. Horowitt has worked in several executive and investment roles including a Berkshire Hathaway operating company, and continues his work today as an advisor to, and board member of multiple entrepreneurial startups.