A Special Discussion with Alumnus Bill Gross: "How I Used my Caltech Engineering Degree to Bring Two Companies Public This Year"
Please join Caltech Trustee and Alumnus Bill Gross (BS '81 ENG) for an exciting discussion on "How I Used My Caltech Engineering Degree to Bring Two Companies Public This Year"
Moderated by Professor Harry Atwater
- 5:00pm Bill Gross, "How I Used my Caltech Engineering Degree to Bring Two Companies Public This Year" Lecture location: Tent outside Annenberg
- 5:35pm "Fireside Chat" Moderated Discussion and Q&A with Students, Professor Harry Atwater and
- 6:15pm Reception with Food Trucks! Dinner and dessert provided by food trucks for the attendees following the lecture
Reception location: West of Moore Building
All guests must be vaccinated and wear masks during the presentation.
Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996. Bill is a lifelong entrepreneur, starting his first solar business in high school. After graduating from the California Institute of Technology, Bill started GNP Development, Inc., which made a natural language product for Lotus 1-2-3 called HAL. In 1985, Lotus Development Corporation acquired GNP. In 1991, Bill started Knowledge Adventure, an educational software publisher that was eventually sold to Havas/Vivendi. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Caltech and the Art Center College of Design. Bill received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech.